Schools in Albert Lea area open online Academy – Albert Lea Tribune



Earlier this summer, the Minnesota Department of Education approved schools in the Albert Lea area to operate an online education option now called Albert Lea Online Academy.

John Double, Director of the Online Academy, said: “Our new Online Academy will be different from what families have experienced in the Distance Learning Academy or the distance learning experiences of the past two years. school. The Online Academy will use Edgenuity as an online learning platform, have parents and guardians as the student’s learning coach, and the majority of teachers will still be our teachers in the Albert Area School District. Lea.

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This new learning environment option is available for students in Grades 4 to 12. Students will learn through video modules, journaling, reading for subject learning, and other online resources. This educational option is best suited to motivated students who like to learn in a virtual environment. Families should plan to devote about an hour per day to work for each class the student has in their schedule. The district will provide Chromebooks to students and continue to help families with Internet hotspots as needed.

Parents and guardians will ensure that students attend their classes daily, complete and submit assignments daily, keep pace with their classes and support their students as needed. Teachers will monitor student progress, communicate regularly with students and learning coaches, and support our students and learning coaches as needed.

“Our online Academy also provides students with the opportunity to access music and workplace learning classes (in person at our schools), advanced placement classes, and courses in the fields of education. ‘vocational and technical education, “Double explained.

Last week, the school district‘s website was updated with a list of initial enrollment offers for students of all grade levels. Course descriptions will follow in the coming weeks, and enrollment requests will help guide final offerings for the school year.

Registration opened for the Albert Lea Online Academy on June 21 and continues until August 1. The Online Academy has held two information sessions in June and will have at least two more in July (currently 14 and 28) for parents and students to learn more. about this online learning opportunity. Families can also call the Academy’s office online at 507-379-5153 or check the school district’s website for more information.



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