Yes, the online orientation compliments the face to face orientation. Students are required to work through the materials before they attend the orientation at the ESC. This orientation familiarizes the student with the program through videos, activities, and short readings. This online orientation is on our Schoology page. The access code is: MM7QG-WFCH
The Edmonds eLearning program is a school district funded online school that offers students the option to for free one or more classes in a self-paced online environment. All the student course work is available via the Internet and no special equipment other than access to a computer and a good Internet connect are needed to participate. Classes are semester based and a student is expected to complete an online class in no more than 16 weeks from the date of enrollment.
We feature a mastery based program in which students can demonstrate prior knowledge in a subject area and if they successfully pass a section by section diagnostic exam only complete course work in those sections they have not previously mastered.
This works particularly well for credit recovery classes in which the student has previously taken the class but failed to earn credit.
We also provide students access to computers and teachers Monday through Thursday between the hours of 2:00 and 6:00 PM at the Edmonds ESC (20420 68 Ave W). This drop in lab is used by students to get face-to-face help from a teacher, meet and socialize with other online students, discuss issues they are having in the program with staff and get a little extra motivation form our highly dedicated staff.
Online classes provide yet another option for students to be successful. However, just as every school or program is not a good fit for every student; the same is true of online classes.
Online students should possess the following skills or attributes: