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Virtual Innovation Academy

Don Tyson School of Innovation

The deadline to enroll in virtual was July 31, 2020, and we extended the enrollment through August 5th. If you are requesting virtual after the deadline please contact your zoned school.


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Enrollment Types 

(may be modified due to COVID-19)
  

Virtual (VT)   available to K-12

A virtual student takes all classes through VIA DTSOI online/at home and only comes to campus for Real World Wednesdays, clubs, iTime, special events (dances, 5K, etc.), and to work with teachers in the VIA Learning Lab. 

Synchronous Online Learning - Learning in which participants interact at the same time and in the same place.

Asynchronous Online Learning - Methods of asynchronous online learning include self-guided lesson modules, streaming video content, virtual libraries, posted lecture notes, and exchanges across discussion boards or social media platforms.

Elementary students enrolled in VIA engage in both synchronous and asynchronous online learning model.  Methods of asynchronous online learning include self-guided lesson modules, streaming video content, and virtual libraries. Methods of synchronous online learning include small group instruction, one on one conferencing, and read aloud.

Secondary students enrolled in VIA, engage in an asynchronous online learning model. Methods of asynchronous online learning include self-guided lesson modules, streaming video content, virtual libraries, posted lecture notes, and exchanges across discussion boards or social media platforms. Due to the 100% asynchronous online learning model, VIA DTSOI’s instructional model is not impacted by COVID-19.

These students are supervised by the VIA coordinator. *K-5 learners are virtual/online only and do not have access to the DTSOI campus. 

Blended (BL)   grades 6-12 only

A blended student primarily attends on either A day or B day and works on virtual coursework off-campus on the opposite day. This is typically a student who is 50/50, 60/40, or 70/30 split in face-to-face and virtual courses. BL students are expected to take CCR/Senior Seminar while face-to-face. These students are supervised by the VIA coordinator.

Digital Phoenix (DP)    grade 6-12 only

A Digital Phoenix student is taking a course to fill a credit gap (not credit recovery) and may be missing a class because of a building transfer, travel schedule (athletics), or some other master schedule conflict or oddity. This student will often be taking a virtual course in addition to a full face-to-face schedule. They utilize a VIA teacher for course support/grading and are coordinated by the DTSOI grade level counselor.


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