West40 Remote School Vision

The vision of the West40 Remote School is to create a safe and diverse learning environment where students feel loved, accepted, and encouraged to reach their full potential by attaining the skills to be emotionally and academically successful individuals.

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West40 Remote School Program Overview

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Morning Advisory

Each morning, students check in and connect with their advocate and peer group.  It is a safe start to the day that includes daily planning, discussion of SEL topics, and current events.

 

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Academic Assistance Block

Each day, students meet with an advocate during our Academic Assistance Blocks.  Students are offered shoulder-to-shoulder support on academic concerns.  Additionally, students have an opportunity to meet with advocates about non-academic concerns during this time.

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Academic Classes

Each day, students connect with their subject area teachers via Zoom.  Using the Pearson Connexus blended learning model, students engage with courses specific to their educational needs.  Additionally, for students that need credit recovery, we offer access to Edgenuity.

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Block Schedule

Instead of juggling six or more classes in a traditional schedule, our block schedule allows students to focus on just three classes at a time.  Students complete three full credits per semester.  Classes are 70 minutes long to allow teachers to meet each student's individual support needs.

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Advocate Small Group

At the end of each day, students have the opportunity to gather again with their advocate and peers.  SEL topics are discussed, social connections are built, and students have fun together.

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24/7 Access

Our students often have busy schedules filled with necessary appointments.  With the Pearson Connexus Platform, students can access their classes 24 hours a day from their Chromebooks or personal device.  No longer does a student have to get behind in class to visit a doctor!

“The advocates check-in on how my son is doing multiple times a day with “How are you doing? What’s going on? What do you need?”  That’s something I believe is lacking in the traditional school setting.  West40 is tailored to address my son’s mental health needs.”

~Parent of a Remote School Student

 “The teachers are wonderful.  They’re high-spirited and they love what they’re doing and it shows through their interactions with the students.  Being remote is hard, and the enthusiasm the teachers show makes my child excited to be in school.”

~Parent of a Remote School Student

“The connections my child is making despite him being remote is amazing.  The kids in this program have bonded… they all understand the reason they’re all having to learn remotely - to stay safe.”

~ Mother of a Remote School Student

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On a survey given to students at the end of the 1st quarter of school, West40 Remote School Students were asked, “Other than technology, what is one thing that you have improved about yourself since starting at the West40 Remote School this year?” 

 

Here are some responses:

  • “I have improved in talking more to people and being independent.”

  • “Speaking up for myself.”

  • “I’m more open to talk.  I am less shy and I share more.”

  • “I have learned that I can keep trying no matter what and I can do my best all the time.”

  • “I have more confidence in myself.”

  • “I found my happy place.”

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