Students

Online Program Students
Port Townsend School District Online Education program serves Port Townsend students at all academic levels in grades 1-12, from highly capable to those needing specialized support or guidance. Port Townsend School District Online Education program is here to offer options to students who may not want or need a traditional school experience.

Port Townsend School District Online Education program is well suited for the student who is able to work online at an on offsite location to complete course offerings. The profile of a successful online student includes the ability to work independently, persevere, ask for help, have a sustained daily commitment, has organizational skills, and time management skills. Younger students (grades 1-4) will need adult support to help facilitate online learning. Programs can be completed independently by most students once they are able to access the program, understand the software program and expectations, and are able to sustain focus to work through the lessons. An adult (for all ages) may be needed to help students sustain focus and help with concept understanding as needed. Certificated teachers monitor student progress, provide scheduled check-in periods, are available to provide technical and/or academic support as well as work with students and parents as needed to help support the student's academic and social and emotional development.

Student-Teacher Contact Requirements
Each week students are required to meet virtually or in-person with their conferencing teacher. Port Townsend Online Program students participate in state assessments and are required to meet all Washington State requirements prior to graduating and receiving a high school diploma.

Online Program staff interact with students in a variety of ways. These interactions can be in one-on-one conversations using a variety of technologies as a part of weekly check-ins and monthly progress reviews. Staff members are flexible with meetings times and locations.

Device and Internet Access
Students will need to have internet access and a computer, chromebook, or laptop to complete online courses.

Chromebooks are available for checkout for students in the online program. Wifi hotspots are available to students who qualify for free and reduced lunch that do not have access to the internet at home.

Weekly times will be available for students to come onsite to the online program classroom to receive support or work in a classroom setting with internet access. No on-site participation is required.

Special Education
Services for special education will be planned by special education staff in collaboration with families and other school staff.Those interested should apply. Families, students and special education staff will discuss options and develop plans based on students’ individualized education plan.

Athletics
Students are eligible to participate in athletics at Blue Heron or Port Townsend High School. Students interested should contact the athletic director at the school who will help with athletics registration. Students will need to meet all athletics participation requirements.
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