This model was proposed by the district and the district funded online school. The model had been piloted by another high school in the district and proved to be a successful model.
Getting into the schools and funding were the two biggest challenges. The district created a funding opportunity for schools that made it cheaper to share seats throughout the district than for schools to purchase their own seats. Schools then give a flat 7th to pay for the original content courses and 4000.00 per school to pay for the recovery courses.
Have well trained staff members implementing the program. Have a good help/tech desk available to trouble shoot issues which arise that the beginning of the program.
Desert Hills High School was founded in 2008 to meet the demands of a growing community near St. George, Utah. School leaders wanted to give students more options for original-content courses to help students make the most of their high school academic experience. They also saw the need to help students with extenuating circumstances stay on track.
Contact: Lisa Mitchell
Contact Title: Blended Learning Facilitator, Utah Online School
Desert Hills High School
Saint George, Utah
In 2012-2013 Utah used the Utah Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 2 through 11 in Language Arts, in grades 2 through 8 in Math, in grades 4 through 8 in Science and upon completion of certain courses in grades 8 through 11. The CRT is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Utah. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
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