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Model Overview

Program Overview

2009
Year Launched
8 - 12
Blended Grades
800
Enrolled

Implementation Q & A

What was one of your biggest challenges when going blended, and how did you overcome it?


Ongoing budget cuts and two years of significant layoffs have resulted in a lot of teacher mobility across our large urban district. Many of the mentors have changed schools, or been replaced by someone new serving as the site mentor teacher. Providing ongoing training for site counselors (schedulers) and mentors, to ensure efficiency of the remote online programs, continues to be a challenge.

Blended Subjects

Math
English Language Arts
Social Studies
World Languages
Electives

Program Focus

Dropout Recovery/Prevention

Model Overview

Program Overview

2009
Year Launched
9 - 12
Blended Grades
100
Enrolled

Implementation Q & A

What was one of your biggest challenges when going blended, and how did you overcome it?


The biggest obstacles have been: 1) the ongoing changes in state and district requirements related to approvals for online courses, and 2) state and district budget cuts have drastically reduced our site discretionary budget over the past four years. As a result, 1) we are constantly reviewing online content and submitting lengthy course-approval-request packets to the district curriculum committee, and 2) we were fortunate to be the recipients of a sizable virtual learning grant that will support us financially through summer 2015.

Blended Subjects

Math
English Language Arts
Social Studies
Science
World Languages
Electives

Program Focus

Credit Recovery
Dropout Recovery/Prevention

School Overview

An online credit recovery program was piloted at each high school in SY2007-08. A small-scale iHigh Virtual Academy pilot online program with four core subject teachers was piloted in SY2008-09, serving a small population of full-time and dual enrollment students. In August 2009, iHigh was assigned a CDS code and became a district high school. This was partly to retain a growing number of high school students who were seeking online charter schools or other online options, as well as partly to provide students with an opportunity to experience online learning prior to post-secondary courses. Perceived savings on staffing, facilities and building maintenance were also factors.

School Contact

Contact: Patricia MacIntyre

Contact Title: Principal

Address:
iHigh Virtual Academy
2375 Congress St
San Diego, California
92110
United States

Telephone: (619)-209-4593

iHigh Virtual Academy's Website

Demographics

56
Total Students
33%
FRL
--
ELL

Student Ethnicity

State Test Scores Source: GreatSchools

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Blended Program Launched 2009