AOHS Lessons Learned

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  • AOHS Lessons Learned

    1. 1. Academy Online High School<br />Rick Tanski<br />Principal<br />
    2. 2. Lessons Learned &<br />Recommendations<br />
    3. 3. Online courses take as much time as a similar in-building class.<br />Plan for 60-70 minutes per class, per day <br />
    4. 4. Students need to be very self-disciplined and motivated to be successful online.<br />AOHS classes are not self-paced.<br />
    5. 5. Students must be proactive communicators with their online teachers.<br />Check email and courses regularly.<br />
    6. 6. Making up work online can be very overwhelming.<br />Stay caught up with classes.<br />
    7. 7. Joining an online class after the second week is highly inadvisable.<br />This can increase workload significantly.<br />
    8. 8. Online courses, while including multimedia, are very text-based.<br />Students who struggle with reading, communication, and visual processing issues are not good candidates for online courses.<br />
    9. 9. Online courses are not for credit recovery.<br />Students needing credit recovery may be able to do so through another district program.<br />
    10. 10. Online courses provide multiple levels of interaction.<br />Students interact with teachers, other students, and the content of the course.<br />
    11. 11. Students can take classes part or full time.<br />Participation in 4 online/HSA “blocks” determines full-time status. <br />
    12. 12. Keys to Online Success<br />
    13. 13.
    14. 14. Dedicating Time<br />60-70 minutes –per class, per day<br />
    15. 15.
    16. 16. Keeping up with Your Work<br />

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