What is Virtual Summer School?
The BHEF Summer Academy is excited to offer Virtual Summer School! In light of recent events, this year’s summer academy will be deployed online using either Live Instruction or Independent Learning.
Live Instruction utilizes Google Classroom as the curriculum delivery platform to engage students using a variety of instructional strategies, such as online face-to-face live (Google Hangouts/Meet/Zoom), watching live instruction using slides, watching videos of teachers prerecorded, workbook time, independent work, project work, group work, online resources (YouTube/Khan Academy/other video platforms), etc. These courses will be taught by a certificated BHUSD teacher.
Semester 1 9:00 am – 2:00 pm, 12 days, June 13 – June 28, Monday – Friday
Semester 2 9:00 am – 2:00 pm, 12 days, June 29 – July 15, Monday – Friday
(No class July 4)
Students must virtually attend the first and last day of class and follow any policy or terms outlined in their instructor’s syllabus. THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS. Students can utilize BHUSD laptops. Students are responsible for arranging their own internet access in order to access these courses. Live Instruction courses are open to BHUSD AND Out-of-District Students.
Independent Learning is an instructional strategy in which students work independently while under the supervision of a certificated teacher. Students will be required to complete all curriculum and assessments through the platform with the support of an assigned teacher. The teacher will meet with students individually via technology to help mentor, tutor and keep students organized. Students will follow the District's adopted curriculum which meets the District's graduation requirements. Independent Learning offers flexibility to meet individual student needs, interests, and styles of learning. Instruction will be delivered through a mixture of technology and virtual face-to-face instruction. Students are required to virtually attend the first day of the semester to participate in Orientation, schedule and virtually meet with their instructor regularly during the semester according to the teacher’s requirements to monitor progress, answer questions and support learning, and must attend on the last day of the semester to take the final exam. The online curriculum of these courses will be delivered through APEX Learning. In the event that a student needs extra support, a subject-specific teacher will hold virtual office hours for tutoring weekly.
Students are required to attend Orientation and come prepared on the first day of each semester to schedule individual meetings with their teacher that will take place during each semester in which they are enrolled, and attend school on the last day of the semester to take the final exam. THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS. Should a student fail to meet with his/her teacher, the student will fail the course. THERE ARE NO REFUNDS FOR FAILING A COURSE.
Students may select a single semester for credit recovery. Independent Learning courses are open to BHUSD AND Out of District Students. Students can utilize BHUSD laptops. Students are responsible for arranging their own internet access in order to access Independent Learning courses.
Semester 1 June 13 Orientation (time TBD), June 28 Final (time TBD)
Semester 2 June 29 Orientation (time TBD), July 15 Final (time TBD)
All courses are UC and CSU approved. If you have questions or require more information, please email [email protected] for assistance.