A blended class incorporates onsite and offsite work and time. Students are expected to attend classes to learn new skills and work collaboratively while work outside of class can incorporate practice, research, or time learning a new concept. A blended learning class can include online, face-to-face, and text-based instruction.
An online course presents material using a web based platform where students are working individually under the structure of an already designed course by an outside curriculum provider. These types of courses allow for flexibility as students can work at a pace and at a time that is more convenient. These classes typically follow a scope and sequence relative to the grade and content of what one would find in a classroom setting. Courses can be offered on either a semester or quarter time frame.
A text-based course is more focused on the use of “paper and pencil” tasks. The instruction for this type of class is usually provided by someone in the home or a tutor. Assignments and assessments may need to be provided to the advisor teacher for grading.
Neighborhood School Classes
These classes are offered at a typical school. Students would attend and participate in these classes based on the expectations set by the school. Depending on the subject/content, these classes meet on a regular basis and could include various approaches to instruction.
This could look different as many of the schools are moving to quarter-long classes, while AKChoice will continue to offer semester-long classes.
An independent study is a self-directed course designed by the student and approved by the school to meet the needs of a core or an elective class. An independent study allows the student to gain depth and breadth of a subject