A high school student, who did not want to be identified, said he would like to be able to access online classes without needing a parent.
“There are so many things that I need to know, so I would like it if there was some way for me to be at the class to be there and just have an interaction with the teacher and then go back to my classroom,” said the student.
He said he wants the ability to find out more information about a class before it starts and if they have any special needs.
He also wants a better online learning environment that is not as locked down as his current school.
He is currently enrolled at Carrollton High School.
“We are still in a situation where we’re not really being open to the community,” said David Stolle, director of the Carrollton-Spokane Public Schools Learning Environment.
Stolie said the district’s goal is to have students be able access online learning in all of its classrooms by 2021. “
If we want to have open spaces where students are able to go to school, to go online, we have to work together and be open to it and work together on it.”
Stolie said the district’s goal is to have students be able access online learning in all of its classrooms by 2021.
“The goal is for all of the schools to have the same experience, to have a high level of connectivity, and to have access to information,” he said.
“That’s what we’re working toward.”
The district’s online education program, known as the Carrollson Learning Experience, was launched in 2015.
Currently, students can access online lessons through the school’s web portal and can also sign up for in-person instruction at the school.
Students are required to pay a fee to enroll, but it is free for them to take part in a class.
“With the Carrollssons learning experience, we are able, as an organization, to create an environment where students have a seamless learning experience and that is important,” said Stolne.
The district is currently building a new campus for students and the school is hoping to start its online learning program in 2020.
“Our students are very engaged and engaged with the curriculum and are able for us to create a seamless environment that they’re able to come to and connect with,” said Chris Eichhorn, principal of Carrollton Public Schools.
“They are engaged with learning, and they are able access the curriculum through the web portal that they have access through.”
Students are also able to register for classes online and take advantage of special learning programs.
“These students are the next generation of learners, and we want them to be learning the curriculum that they’ve been taught in the school,” said Eichhoorn.
The Carrollson school district also is looking to bring its online education offerings to all of Carroll County, including Spokane, but Stollem said they are still working on that.
“When you have all of these different types of students, they’re all competing for the same learning resources and the same instructional space,” said Tanya Tuck, associate director of curriculum for Carrollton Schools.
Students have access, she said, to resources in the Carroll School District that they would not be able or comfortable in a traditional school.
The new online learning system was built by the school district to provide students with an alternative learning environment.
“This is not something that was designed to replace a traditional classroom environment, but we’re very pleased to be bringing it to this students,” said Michael Fazio, executive director of Carrollon Schools.
Tuck said that with all of this work, they are very excited about being able to begin offering online learning to all students in the district in the coming year.
“I think it’s important for kids to be empowered,” said Fazie.
What we want students to do is take advantage, take advantage and take a leap of faith and try it for themselves.”