Blended-FAQ

 

​THE VILLAGE AT ACADEMY ONLINE

Frequently Asked Questions

 

WHO CAN ENROLL?

Currently we have 9th through 11th graders.  

In the 2015-2016 school year, The Village started with 9th grade students.

In 2016-2017, The Village expanded to 9th and 10th grade students.

For the 2017-2018 school year, we enrolled 9th-11th graders.

Starting in 2018-2019 school year, we will enroll all grades.


What are competency based courses?

In a competency based system, students take pre-assessments and have opportunity to demonstrate mastery on content, which will then allow them to focus more on content they have not yet mastered.  Once students have mastered all course content, they will move forward in course progression.  Students have flexibility in how they complete the courses during a semester.   Some students choose to work in each course weekly, while other students focus their time on a couple of courses at a time. All students are expected to complete his or her courses by the end of the semester.  


WHAT TYPE OF DIPLOMA WILL A STUDENT RECEIVE AFTER GRADUATING FROM THIS PROGRAM?

Students will receive an Academy School District 20 diploma, just like in our traditional high schools. The courses that students complete will show on a D20 transcript for college consideration.


IS TRANSPORTATION PROVIDED?

There may be opportunity to utilize district transportation services because we are located on the Pine Creek campus.

For the 2018-19 school year, we will be located at the Center for Modern Learning near Reasearch and Black Forest Road.  Transportation options still need to be determined.

For further information about transportation options, contact district transportation at 719-234-1410.

WHO ARE THE TEACHERS IN THIS PROGRAM?

There is a highly qualified teacher in every core content area. For further details, please visit the staff page.


WHAT IF MY STUDENT HAS AN IEP?

Students with an IEP can apply for The Village. We consider if the needs of the student can be met in this unique environment.


WHAT FOOD SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE?

For the 2017-18 School year, students may choose to bring their own lunch or access the Pine Creek cafeteria. Further information about the PCHS cafeteria can be found here:      Pine Creek Lunch Menu