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.
Work together as a district to create options that support student engagement. Also, by working together as a school within a district, costs are spread out throughout the district and are substantially less than if a school was to take on this project on their own.
Hurricane High School has about 1,200 students with a wide variety of needs. The school needed additional course options for students to take both original- and recovery-content courses. In particular, recovery-conten options were limited and students needed more courses than the traditional brick-and-mortar summer programs offered. Graduation rate, motivation, and cost were all concerns. Transportation was also an issue because most students who had failed did not get their driver's licenses until their junior year of high school. Then, these students were having to remediate courses that they had failed in 9th grade when they were 11th or 12th graders.
Contact: Lisa Mitchell
Contact Title: Blended Learning Facilitator, Utah Online School
Hurricane High School
345 W Tiger Blvd
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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