WACS 2020-2021 Safe Steps Guidebook
Winfree Virtual Academy
The Winfree Virtual Academy will be fully remote, learners will not be required to come to campus for instruction.
It will be "Asynchronous", meaning that learners will have the ability to login and complete their 250 minutes, or four hours and ten minutes, of DAILY instruction at a time that fits their schedule best each day Monday through Friday. Instructors will be available to assist learners and hold office hours during the traditional learning times.
Although the time of day a learner logs in is flexible, they must log in DAILY and complete assignments. Attendance for learners will be accounted for daily through Edmentum and Edgenuity, learner-teacher interaction, and communication with an identified Winfree Academy staff member. Learners who do not login daily AND meet defined progress standards will be counted absent. (i.e. Learners must login and complete assignments every day. Simply logging in to a learning system will not count a learner present.) Truancy will apply to non-attendance in the remote environment.
While there is maximum flexibility for the learner schedule, there will be times that a learner may be required to attend scheduled lessons during the day. These could include Focused Instruction for learners who will be taking the STAAR exam, office hours to work with an educator if the learner is struggling, or scheduled times to receive support services.
Academic progress for learners in the Winfree Virtual Academy will be monitored to determine learner success within the setting. A parent may choose to move their learner in or out of this environment at the close of each six-weeks grading period.