Your Leavenworth Virtual School experience begins with a placement evaluation that includes both objective tests and written composition. Our placement team and your child’s Supervising Teacher will use the results to help you determine an appropriate course of study, establish academic goals for the year and plot achievement milestones. An individualized learning plan and clear learning objectives maximize your child’s potential.
The day-to-day academic experience uses a blend of online and offline activities to engage students. Online activities may include instructional videos, game-based tools, technology instruction, live virtual class instruction, and collaborative learning with other students and their teachers. Offline activities include reading novels and textbooks, activity pages, and experiential learning activities such as science labs.
Calvert’s Lesson Manuals make it easy by providing a detailed outline for every lesson including a list of materials, step-by-step instructions, and a summary of assignments.
As the Learning Guide, you review daily objectives with your child, prepare materials for the day’s lessons, monitor task completion and pacing and provide direction and assistance as needed. You can undertake your role with complete confidence knowing you are fully supported by a team of highly qualified Kansas teachers.
In fact, the hallmark of a Leavenworth Virtual School experience is the high level of personal teaching support you receive. The Supervising Teacher develops a personal relationship with each family; will plan and direct the learning program and provide instruction; and will monitor progress and ensure appropriate pacing and mastery of subjects. The Supervising Teacher’s role extends beyond daily activities to include live, virtual instruction, parent/teacher conferences, planning field trips, counseling and overseeing extracurricular activities.
Calvert’s Education Counselors are curriculum experts and work with you and the Supervising Teacher to provide individual teaching support, address concerns, suggest alternative teaching strategies, and offer practical advice.
Our research-based, standard-aligned curriculum is continually evaluated and updated to meet national and state standards. Calvert’s curriculum specialists research offerings from major educational publishers to identify the most effective distance learning materials.
In addition, each student has access to the Calvert Learning Portal, an online student portal. The portal contains interactive resources, tools and supplemental activities designed to enhance your offline instructional time including online versions of the core reference materials: Encyclopedia Britannica and Britannica World Atlas.
Our virtual learning program provides a dynamic suite of assessment tools to regularly and systematically monitor performance and progress and make sure your child achieves academic success. These tools are designed to help guarantee that a student is meeting or exceeding performance expectations and mastering grade level content. The Supervising Teacher and Learning Guide will guide the student’s pacing and provide accelerated or remedial work if needed.
All textbooks, Lesson Manuals, and supplies needed for a full year of instruction are included with each course.
Kansas’s rich culture, history, and environment provide a wonderful opportunity for field trips and group activities with other Leavenworth Virtual families and staff. You and your student will enjoy guided experiences with monthly field trips and Fun Friday Events that engage and excite a passion for learning. Sample field trips include: Deanna Rose Farmstead, American Royal Rodeo,
Union Station, Snow Creek, the Nelson-Atkins Museum, and the Coterie Theater.