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Personalized Virtual Learning Program

Oakridge Public Schools offers an alternative to traditional classroom education. The Oakridge Personalized Virtual Learning Program is available to any student K-12 looking to stay home while still receiving all the benefits of a brick-and-mortar learning environment at Oakridge Public Schools. The program is divided into two age groups:

Elementary

K-6 students enrolled in either Oakridge Lower Elementary or Oakridge Upper Elementary will have the opportunity to learn virtually from an Oakridge teacher. They receive many of the same benefits as secondary virtual learners, including:

elementary classroom

  • Oakridge extra-curricular programs
  • School-issued electronic learning devices (Chromebooks and iPads)
  • Use of school facilities
  • Full access to the Oakridge Teen Health Center (students age 10-21)
  • Free use of Oakridge counseling services (career & mental health)
  • Muskegon Promise
  • Oakridge teachers

Secondary

Virtual learning has had a proven and successful track record at Oakridge Middle School and Oakridge High School. The program has been around for several years and continues to improve to better serve students.

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  • Competency-based advancement – Each student’s progress toward clearly defined goals is continually assessed. A student advances and earns credit as soon as he/she demonstrates mastery.
  • Flexible learning environments – Student needs drive the design of the learning environment. All operational elements—staffing plans, space utilization, and time allocation—respond and adapt to support students in achieving their goals.
  • Personal learning paths – All students are held to clear, high expectations, but each student follows a customized path that responds and adapts based on his/her individual learning progress, motivations, and goals.
  • Learner profiles – Each student has an up-to-date record of his/her individual strengths, needs, motivations, and goals.

 

Furthermore, since students participating in the Oakridge Personalized Virtual Learning Program are still considered full-time Oakridge students, secondary students have access to the same benefits as traditional students, such as:

  • Oakridge extra-curricular programs
  • Full access to the Oakridge Teen Health Center
  • School-issued electronic learning devices (Chromebooks and iPads)
  • Use of school facilities
  • Free use of Oakridge counseling services (career & mental health)
  • Option to participate in the MAISD Career Tech Center
  • Muskegon Promise
  • Participation in Oakridge prom and graduation activities
  • Oakridge teacher-lead curriculum
  • Tutoring hours from Oakridge teachers
  • Utilizing Edgenuity, Michigan Virtual, and other curricula customized for each student

 

None of these benefits are available if families living in the Oakridge community choose a third-party virtual/online education program.

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For more information on becoming an Oakridge Personalized Virtual Learning student.

 

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