As summer approaches, most high school students begin to daydream of time spent on the beach or relaxing with friends. However, students in Union City have much more ambitious plans in mind. After completing their first year of personalized learning, these high schoolers have asked school administrators to let them continue their coursework into late June.
Personalized learning allows students to complete their assignments with flexibility as to their time, path, pace and place. While the traditional school day requires arrival and departure at specific times, personalized learning gives students the flexibility to choose when they attend school within set hours, as long as students meet the state-mandated 6.5 hours of seat time each day. In addition, students blend in-person and online instruction.
To continue this work into the summer, Union City High School hopes to raise $6,500 to fund five teacher salaries to oversee the program. If funded, the program will run from May 23 to June 20.
For more information or to donate, please contact Kasey Boes with the Oklahoma Public School Resource Center at (405) 561-1949, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Donations to this program may qualify for a tax credit.