What makes Bonneville Online School different from other virtual public schools?
Flexibility With Accountability: Students have the flexibility to complete school morning or evening, at home or on the road, at a desk or in a bean bag. As part of a public school program, they also have the responsibility to achieve and record progress within set timelines. As long as a week of school is completed in a week, your student is attending full time.
Modify in the Moment: If students encounter a barrier to completing a lesson, the learning coach is empowered to modify the requirement so the student can continue. When the learning coach notifies the teacher about the change, the teacher supports the change, and, if necessary, offers suggestions for handling the issue if it arises again.
Defended Mastery: Students used to have to score 80 percent or higher to prove mastery before they could move on to the next lesson. If students score between 70–79 percent, the students may review missed questions with their learning coach: either defending their answers or correcting mistakes. Doing so allows students to focus on material they don't know, achieve mastery of all the concepts, and continue the learning process.
Weekly Activites: Students gather on Wednesday's for 1.5 hours to engage in an educational fun activity, whether it is community service, STEM projects, P.E., music, etc..