Presentation

Creating Non-Traditional Opportunities
for Newport News Families
The What
• The NNPS Virtual Connection is a
comprehensive online learning program for K-8
students living in Newport News – a
partnership between NNPS and Connections
Learning
• Virtual Connection students receive a VA
Standards-compliant grade-equivalent
education from fully-certified
Connections Learning teachers at no cost
The Who
• For K-8-eligible students
• Families must be current residents of Newport
News
• All NNPS enrollment requirements
(immunizations, birth records,
etc.) must be met
The How
• Families work with NNPS to develop a
customized course load that meets their
students’ needs
• Teachers facilitate the student learning
through live electronic interactions as well as
self-paced work
• Parents deliver supplementary instruction
using provided materials
• Parents keep track of student progress online
The When
• Virtual Connection course pacing mirrors the
traditional NNPS calendar
• Major NNPS holidays and student breaks
are observed
• Courses follow the semester format
adopted by NNPS
• The registration window runs from June
through August
The Where
• Students work from the convenience of their
own homes
• Coursework is both online and in physical
material form
• Students do not utilize NNPS
school buildings or NNPS
transportation (after-school
activities excepted)
The Benefits
• A wide range of courses is available, all
accessible online
• Courses are taught by fully-certified VA
teachers and meet VA Standards of Learning
• There are no fees to families
• Courses have both live and self-paced
components
• Gifted and Talented versions of
courses are available
The Benefits
• Access to teachers during “office hours” and
to live-chat tutors is available
• Parents have access to monitor student work,
grades, and teacher interactions
• Students are fully-enrolled in NNPS
• Students can participate in afterschool clubs, activities, and sports
• SPED services are available
The Courses – Elementary
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Language Arts K-5
Math K-5
Science K-5
Social Studies K-5
Art K-5
Ed Tech and Online
Learning K-5
Music K-5
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Physical Education 1-5
Elementary Chinese I-II
Elementary Spanish I-II
Sign Language
Web Quest
Home Life
Gifted and Talented
versions available
www.connectionslearning.com/connections-learning/curriculum/courses
The Courses – Middle
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Language Arts 6-8
Math 6-8
Algebra Readiness
Algebra
Geometry
Science 6-8
Social Studies 6-8
Art 6-8, Digital Arts
Ed Tech and Online
Learning 6-8
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Health and Physical
Education 6-8
Middle Chinese I-II
Middle Spanish I-II
Sign Language
Web Quest
Music I-II
Keyboarding
Entrepreneurship
Gifted and Talented
versions available
www.connectionslearning.com/connections-learning/curriculum/courses
The Contacts
• James Maxlow, Supervisor of Instructional
Technology [email protected]
• Nancy Sweat, Executive Director of Curriculum
and Development [email protected]
We are available for E-mail, phone, or in-person
consultations.