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Considering Virtual School?

Welcome to Bay District School’s state-of-the-art educational offering for your child. As a school of choice, we have a team of highly qualified educators that understand how online learning helps students maximize their learning potential. By offering many different types of programs, we can help to customize a program offering that best suits the learning style of your child.

Our small, family type atmosphere allows us to work with our students and families to help make the educational decisions within this new online learning environment. Think of us as your solution.

is the state-of-the-art solution for the education of your child.

We understand. This is an important decision, and the concept of virtual school is new and may be confusing. There are so many questions going through your mind.

  • How does my child receive an education online?
  • Who are the teachers?
  • Will my high school student receive a diploma?
  • Is the curriculum challenging?
  • What is the schedule for virtual school?
  • Is an online education program a good fit for my family?

Bay Virtual School will help you find the solution.

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Grades K-5

HOW IT WORKS

Our elementary students take courses in the core academic subjects of English Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies, as well as an elective. Each program at the elementary level provides an online platform that provides planning and progress tools which can help the student keep on pace.

Teachers work closely with parents in their important role as the Learning Coach, or facilitator of the student’s progress. As an elementary Learning Coach you will oversee and review your child’s daily work, log attendance, help with course navigation, communicate with teachers, and provide support for the learning process. Students are expected to work about 5 hours per day each school day.

CHOOSING THE VIRTUAL CURRICULUM PROGRAM

Bay Virtual School will help you choose the virtual program that will best suit the learning needs of your child. That’s why we will meet with each student and parent at an enrollment meeting so that we can learn about your child as an individual learner. And for our youngest learners, we will screen your kindergarten aged child to make sure that the student is ready to start school in an online class. This is an important step in knowing if a virtual format is the best way for your child to start school. Once we know a child is ready for an online program, you have a few choices.

VIRTUAL CURRICULUM PROGRAM OPTIONS

FLVS
  • Our certified teachers are located in Bay County which allows students to have face-to-face contact for program support and the opportunity to socialize with classmates.
  • Unlike other national or state-run virtual programs, we keep our online class size small.
  • All curriculum materials are embedded within the online program.
  • Weekly online instruction in virtual classroom sessions provides an overview of upcoming curriculum topics and provides helpful insight on how to navigate through difficult academic concepts.
  • Online office hours provide support to students.
  • Gifted educational plans are supported.
  • Enrollments are accepted beginning in April for the upcoming school year.
  • Field trips and workshops are offered to provide hands-on experiences and enhance lesson concepts.
  • State testing is required for students in grades 3-12 for full-time students.


Edgenuity
  • Developed in partnership with Accelerate Education.
  • Bay District certified teachers provide local program support.
  • Direct instruction through instructional videos.
  • Online office hours provide additional support to students.
  • Some curriculum resources are provided to enhance the online curriculum.
  • Enrollments are accepted beginning in April for the upcoming school year.
  • Field trips and workshops are offered to provide hand-on experiences and enhance lesson concepts.
  • State testing is required for students in grades 3-12 for full-time students.

K12 - BAY VIRTUAL INSTRUCTION PROGRAM PARTNERSHIP
  • K12 through the Bay Virtual Instruction Program provides a strong beginning curriculum to give your child a structured start within the world of virtual education.
  • Class Connect and Student Connect sessions are offered in both real-time and recorded sessions.
  • Textbooks, workbooks, and other curriculum resources are provided.
  • State-wide Florida certified teachers work with a Bay Virtual School program coordinator to provide local contact.
  • Ongoing progress monitoring is used to identify strengths or weaknesses in learning.
  • Enrollments begin in April for the upcoming school year.
  • State testing is required for students in grades 3-12 for full-time students.
Grades 6-8

HOW IT WORKS

Your child is now in middle school. This is a time when it is important to look at the academic needs of your child, as well as the developmental and social needs of young adolescents. During these years of transition, your child will face new responsibilities and academic challenges. Online learning environments can help many students focus on academics during the middle school years.

CHOOSING THE VIRTUAL CURRICULUM PROGRAM

As your solution finder, Bay Virtual School will help you choose the virtual program that will best suit the learning needs of your child. That’s why we will meet with each student and parent at an enrollment meeting so that we can learn about your child as an individual learner. All of our full-time Bay Virtual School students using the FLVS or Edgenuity curriculum programs are provided these program supports:

  • You will be working with local Bay District School certified teachers and administrators.
  • Our Learning Lab is open each day that school is in session, between the hours of 8:00 am and 2:00 pm for tutoring help, program support, and to provide an opportunity for our middle school students to work collaboratively on projects.
  • Field trips and workshops are provided to enhance curriculum concepts and to provide an opportunity to socialize with virtual classmates.
  • You can also meet teachers and classmates at our Open House.
  • We offer gifted program support for students with Educational Plans.
  • Enrollments are accepted beginning in April for the Fall Semester, and November for the Spring Semester.

VIRTUAL CURRICULUM PROGRAM OPTIONS

EDGENUITY
  • Video based courses allow students to go back and review concepts as often as needed.
  • A Bay Virtual School teacher acts in the role as a facilitator of the course.
  • Contact with teachers is through a Welcome Call, monthly calls, and progress monitoring emails.
  • Strong supports are built into the dashboard to help the student stay organized.
  • Daily planners help with pacing.
  • A dynamic glossary helps students build their vocabulary.
  • Transcripts of the video instruction helps as a study guide to prepare students for assessments.
  • State testing is required for our full-time students.

Click here to view a sample lesson.


FLVS
  • Students enter their courses through a Dashboard where they will read through online text resources.
  • Teacher contact begins with a Welcome Call and continues throughout the semester with Discussion Based Assessments (DBAs) and monthly contacts.
  • Weekly pacing charts help guide the students towards work completion.
  • Collaborative assignments engage students with performance assessments.
  • Advanced level classes are offered for middle school students.
  • State testing is required for our full-time students.

Click here to view a sample lesson.


K12 FUEL EDUCATION - BAY VIRTUAL INSTRUCTION PROGRAM PARTNERSHIP
  • K12 through the Bay Virtual Instruction Program is a structured online offering with students throughout the state of Florida.
  • State testing is required for our full-time students.
  • Class Connect and Student Connect sessions are offered in both real-time and recorded sessions.
  • Textbooks, workbooks, and other curriculum resources are provided.
  • State-wide Florida certified teachers work with a Bay Virtual School program coordinator to provide local contact.
  • Ongoing progress monitoring is uses to identify strengths or weaknesses in learning.
  • Enrollments begin in April for the full-year, traditional school-year calendar.
  • State testing is required for students beginning in grade 3.

Click here to view a sample lesson.

Grades 9-12

HOW IT WORKS

Today’s global economy requires us to prepare our high school students for college, technical, and career training. Our role at Bay Virtual School is to help our students with the wide variety of choices when planning their future path. Students that plan to enter the job market or military upon graduation need to be equipped with the required skills. Our counselors will help guide you through the process of choosing courses and diploma track options to help you navigate this path.

Many of our students envision entering college upon graduation from high school. What courses are required for college entrance? When should I take the SAT or ACT? How do I find scholarships and funding to get through college? Bay Virtual School guidance counselors will help you navigate through this process. Our courses may be virtual, but our commitment to meeting the needs of our students is hands-on.

We offer two local virtual curriculum options. Edgenuity and FLVS. As a result, your teachers will be local Bay District School teachers. They are certified and highly-qualified to work in a virtual learning environment. Here are just a few of the benefits of working with a local virtual franchise program.

  • Our Learning Lab is open each day that school is in session between the hours of 8:00 and 2:00 for tutoring help and program support.
  • Field trips enhance curriculum concepts and provide an opportunity to socialize with virtual classmates.
  • Students and teachers come together at our Open House.
  • National Honor Society students come together for service learning projects.
  • Dual enrollment courses at GCSC for qualifying student.
  • College and career advising are provided with our guidance counselors.
  • Bay Virtual School has a cap and gown graduation ceremony for our senior graduates.

VIRTUAL CURRICULUM PROGRAM OPTIONS

EDGENUITY
  • Video based courses allow students to go back and review concepts as often as needed.
  • A Bay Virtual School teacher acts in the role as a facilitator of the course.
  • Contact with teachers is through a Welcome Call, monthly calls, and progress monitoring emails.
  • Strong supports are built into the dashboard to help the student stay organized.
  • Daily planners help with pacing.
  • A dynamic glossary helps students build their vocabulary.
  • Transcripts of the video instruction helps as a study guide to prepare students for assessments.
  • State testing is required for our full-time students.

Click here to view a sample lesson.


FLVS
  • Students enter their courses through a Dashboard where they will read through online text resources.
  • Teacher contact begins with a Welcome Call and continues throughout the semester with Discussion Based Assessments (DBAs) and monthly contacts.
  • Weekly pacing charts help guide the students towards work completion.
  • Collaborative assignments engage students with performance assessments.
  • Advanced level classes are offered for middle school students.
  • State testing is required for our full-time students.

Click here to view a sample lesson.


K12 FUEL EDUCATION - BAY VIRTUAL INSTRUCTION PROGRAM PARTNERSHIP
  • K12 through the Bay Virtual Instruction Program is a structured online offering with students throughout the state of Florida.
  • State testing is required for our full-time students.
  • Class Connect and Student Connect sessions are offered in both real-time and recorded sessions.
  • Textbooks, workbooks, and other curriculum resources are provided.
  • State-wide Florida certified teachers work with a Bay Virtual School program coordinator to provide local contact.
  • Ongoing progress monitoring is uses to identify strengths or weaknesses in learning.
  • Enrollments begin in April for the full-year, traditional school-year calendar.
  • State testing is required for our full-time students.

Click here to view a sample lesson.


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