Elementary Program: Details & Expectations

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Online Course Provider:  Lincoln Learning Solutions     Logo for Lincoln Learning Solutions

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OnlineTeachers

  • Cocalico School District teachers monitor coursework and grade assignments.
  • Parent involvement is crucial. Parents serve as a Learning Guide at home and will have access to a parent/teacher guidebook.

Online Options for Learning

  • Option 1 - Full-time online learning at an off-site location
  • Option 2 - Full-time online learning in a self-contained classroom in school

Course Structure

  • Students move through topical unit folders, which are further broken down into lesson folders.
  • Online lesson folders include a mix of online learning videos, online interactive activities, workbook activities, manipulative activities, etc.
  • Earlier grade levels will have more offline activities involving workbooks and manipulatives than higher elementary levels.
  • By 5th grade, most of the lesson activities are completed online with some offline activities.

Daily Schedule

  • Lessons are independent and self-paced. There are no “live” sessions.
  • Students must log in and complete work each school day; however, they are not required to be logged on at a certain time of the day.
  • Students, in 1st-5th grade,  should expect to spend an average of about 5 hours per day on their school work. This can be broken up throughout the day. Kindergartners should expect to spend an average of 2-3 hours per day on their lessons.

Student Accountability for Parents

  • Each activity, that has been completed, displays a check mark.
  • A calendar of suggested due dates for graded assignments is available on the student’s homepage.
  • Students receive notification about overdue assignments for the purpose of pacing. Points are not deducted for late work.
  • Each course displays the student’s current progress and grade.

 

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