Virtual Learning Program

Dear Kokomo School Corporation Families,

Kokomo School Corporation (KSC) strives to provide educational options that fit the individual learning needs and interests of each student.  These options include non-traditional school settings.  As we prepare for the 2021-2022 school year, we want to make families aware that we will continue full-time virtual learning options for K-12 students. We understand that due to the recent pandemic, some students and families may still not be ready to participate in a face-to-face classroom setting when the new school year arrives. With these circumstances in mind, KSC will offer a complete virtual learning option beginning in August 2021. This virtual school program is for families who OPT-IN, or elect, to enroll in this program option.

Kokomo School Corporation’s virtual education option does NOT replace the traditional face-to-face programs that have existed for years.  These traditional face-to-face programs will continue to be offered  for the 2021-2022 school year.  However, our strong belief in offering quality options for all students, including for those families who may prefer a non-traditional setting, has led us to continue our virtual learning option.

 The Kokomo Schools virtual option will not be your traditional online program, where content often is provided without interaction and personal support. Students will be associated directly with the Kokomo School Corporation teacher and the brick-and-mortar school that hosts the virtual program. KSC invested significant grant funds to create a modern, highly interactive, virtual learning option for our families. Content will be presented in “real-time” with personal support. Any students living in Howard County, and new to the district, are welcome to enroll and will be assigned to a local KSC teacher and school. Students will receive quality instruction by local, highly qualified teachers through an interactive and blended approach to learning.

 KSC is confident that this personal approach will help keep all students connected while allowing a more flexible learning environment for families. Corporation officials also believe strong parental involvement is extremely important to a child's academic success. This virtual program will give parents/guardians a learning option that meets the overall health and learning needs for their children. Kokomo teachers will work closely with students and assist family members, as needed, by guiding them through lessons.  Parents/guardians also will have the ability to communicate with teachers on a regular basis to assess their children’s learning progress and academic achievement. Families will have the opportunity to become actively involved in parent groups and school functions, while students will have the ability to participate in some after-school activities and clubs. Teachers will provide instruction, guidance, and support, while evaluating student work, as well as tracking student attendance and academic progress. Through a design that includes communication on a regular basis, a strong partnership with families will be developed.  

Kokomo School Corporation will provide a learning device to all virtual students.  The Director of Technology and building principal will work with families to ensure virtual learning is a good fit for the student and that expectations for participation in the virtual program clearly communicated. Virtual students will adhere to the same policies as outlined in the Kokomo School Corporation Student Handbook.

Please email all questions to Kokomovirtual@kokomoschools.com or call Mrs. Kathi Hoover at 765-455-6815.

 

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