Virtual School

Owasso Public Schools offers Edgenuity’s award-winning courses that combine rigorous content with direct-instruction videos from expert, on-screen teachers with interactive learning tools and resources to engage and motivate students. Our online courses for core curriculum, elective, and credit recovery are based on the rigor and high expectations of state, Common Core, Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), and International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) standards.  

 

Progress

Progress Reports are sent to an email provided by the parents.  The default is to have them sent Monday mornings but parents may request that they are sent daily or monthly instead.  Summer School and Grad Lab reports are sent daily.  Below is what parents will see.
 
Progress

Video Resources to Help You Navigate Edgenuity

Owasso Success Lab is open to all students, traditional and virtual.
FAQs
 
Q - Are the courses offered inside of Edgenuity NCAA approved?
A - All of the credit recovery courses are NCAA-approved. For the Fall 2021 semester, all of our first-time credit courses are NCAA-approved.
 
Q - Who is my teacher of record?
A- Your teacher of record is listed on this website in the "Teachers of Record" section. Students can also see their teacher of record in the announcements on their dashboard.
 
Q - I have emailed the teacher of record within Edgenuity and have not gotten a response.
A - Please use the school's email when contacting teachers. The email within Edgenuity does not give alerts that your teacher has mail. Teachers utilize their school email every class period so they will give you a more timely response through those communications.
 
Q - Where do I go if I am having issues with my Chromebook?
A - Chromebook support for the HS is located on the West Campus in room 49. Each school site has its own Chromebook support called the ChromeDepot. Please contact your school building.
 
Q - What if I need help with my class?
A - First, students should contact their teacher of record to determine tutoring times or with specific content questions. Students are also welcome to come to Night School for assistance on Wednesday nights (when applicable, in-person Night School has been suspended during the 20-21 school year). Tutoring is available through other school programs, please contact your counselor for times and locations.
 
Q - Can I use Virtual classes to graduate early?
A - Yes; students may take additional classes beyond their 6 period day through Night School, Summer School, or through Tulsa Tech's Success Centers. Please figure out why you are wanting to graduate early before pursuing this option. There are not a lot of benefits to finishing early unless you will be 18 when you graduate. Also, if you do not follow through with graduating early, you may be taking lots of extra classes because all OHS students must be full-time (6 classes; RAM excluded).
 
Q - Can I work beyond my targeted completion?
A - It is always encouraged that students work beyond their target completion so that when we don't have school or have holiday breaks they do not fall behind.
 
Q - What is the difference between first-time credit courses and credit recovery courses?
A - The classes are identical with one exception, first-time credit courses must be completed in their entirety, but credit recovery courses offer students pretests. If completed successfully, pretests allow students to test out of the lesson before viewing the content. This may result in a shorter course if the student can show content mastery on pretests. Credit Recovery courses are available for required Core classes only. There are not elective or core-elective credit recovery courses.
 
Q - How long are virtual courses?
A - First-time credit courses on average are approximately 40-75 hours in length while credit recovery courses may be shorter if the student can show mastery in the content. Most courses are designed to be completed in 9-14 weeks.
 
Q - What if I do not finish my Virtual class by the due date?
A - Virtual classes are on the same academic calendar as all classes in OPS and will end prior to semester test dates (usually the last day of the week before Finals). Summer school classes end during that month's session.  Grad Lab courses end the last day of the July Summer School session. These end dates are subject to change.
 
Q - How does eligibility work for Virtual students?
A - It is important to understand that the grade book that is utilized in Edgenuity is not linked to Power School, which is where grades are stored for permanent records and eligibility is pulled from. Grades are entered once a week into Power School by the teacher of record. Night School and Summer School courses are not considered for eligibility.
 
Q - Can I take more than one course in Night School or Summer School?
A - Yes and No; For Night School, there is one fee per semester course and students may take more than one course, but they must be completed one at a time. Night School and Summer School classes will not be given extra time.  For Summer School, a student may take more than one course per session, but each course must be paid for individually. Just like Night School, Summer School courses must be taken one at a time so the student has the best chance of finishing in the three-week session. Grad Lab students will have both courses (when applicable) added and they have the June and July Summer School sessions to finish. Only students who are 1 or 2-semester courses away from graduation may be in Grad Lab. All other students, regardless of grade classification are in Summer School.  
 
Q - What are the Pro's and Con's of Virtual School?
A - Pro's: flexibility and freedom in a student's schedule, consistency within each course, enhances organizational skills via eNotes, credit recovery, courses are aligned with Oklahoma Academic Standards, weekly updates sent to parents via email, opportunity to learn from different instructors who are experts in their content areas, allows students to stay caught up with their coursework 24/7.

Con's: virtual school requires students to be motivated and self-paced, virtual classes are not a substitution for non-attendance, bad habits can be magnified (procrastination, inattentiveness, academic dishonesty), students can get behind quickly if they do not work, there is a disconnect from the relationship with their teacher (this can be avoided if students stay in contact with their teacher of record), requires consistent internet connection.
 
Q - How is attendance taken for virtual students?
A - Virtual Courses require students to work daily. Just like in a regular classroom, not attending (working) may result in the student being withdrawn or receiving No Credit for the course. If a student is ahead of their progress or on target, then they are considered present. Not working for 10 days straight while behind will result in the student receiving a No Credit and that student will have to appeal just like if they were in a regular classroom. Attendance is taken weekly (Mon - Fri).  If a student has not completed an assignment that week, then they receive an absence for each day that week. Attendance is tabulated on the Monday following the week or the first-weekday school is back in session.
 
Q - Can virtual students participate in school activities?
A - The simple answer is Yes. Virtual students must still meet all eligibility requirements for the school and state.  Some school activities may require that the student be enrolled within that activity during the school day. It is best to speak to the activity sponsor or teacher for specific program rules.
 

Q - What if my student is an English Language Learner?

A - Edgenuity has over 60+ available language translations for their courseware. Read aloud options include Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish.

 
ACTIVE TIME - time a student spends making forward progress in a course
ACTUAL GRADE - the overall grade adjusted for progress if a student is behind
AUTOMATIC PROGRESSION - students have a limited number of attempts (2-3) to meet or exceed the assessment passing thresholds (60%) set in their courses; the system accepts the highest earned score and progresses student to the next activity
COMPLETE COUNT - the percentage of activities in a course that is completed
ENABLE SPIRAL REVIEW - this feature pulls questions from previous lessons into the current quiz bank, allowing the student to revisit prior concepts throughout the unit
END DATE - the date an update or change occurred
ENOTES - area within the course that students may take notes to use on future activities
EXAM-ONLY COURSE - commonly called a proficiency-based test (PBT), this is a test that a student may take to receive full credit for a course [a grade of 60% for a transcripted course; 90% for the first-time course] 
FAIL ATTEMPTS ALLOWED - students have a finite number of attempts for each assessment (2); students who receive less than a 60% may request a retake at teacher discretion
FREE MOVEMENT - allows the student to jump around to any activity within a course's structure; this feature is inactive
GRADE WEIGHTS - determines how much influence the various activity types have over the student's course grade (example: cumulative exams are 15% of a student's grade)
IDLE TIME - any time the student is logged into Edgenuity and not making forward progress; extensive idle time can mean the student is off task or not working in the program
LAST GRADE - the last time the student submitted or saved an activity in the course
OVERALL GRADE - the weighted average grade for completed activities 
PACING - the difference between the target completion percentage and the student's actual progress
PERCENT COMPLETE - the percentage of the course that is completed, weighted by time
PERCENT COUNT - number of activities completed over the total number of activities in the course
PRESCRIPTIVE TESTING - an assessment that a student takes at the very beginning of the course; one question from each lesson in the course is selected, answering it correctly removes the lesson from the course; this is not available to students
PRETESTING - a 10-question quiz before each lesson of a Credit Recovery course; if the student scores 100%, then that lesson is bypassed, if they score below 100% then the student proceeds to that lesson
PROGRESS - completed percentage of course by time
RELATIVE GRADE - the grade a student would receive if they have an incomplete course or the student stopped working; the student receives a 0% for all unscored, counted activities
RESET ACTIVITY - allows the teacher to reset the activity so the student can re-attempt it
SNAPSHOT - a specific report for a point in time
STARTING DATE - the date the course was enabled; used in conjunction with end date to determine pacing 
STUDENT'S PROGRESS COLOR KEY - colors are used to display progress in two columns of data (% Time and % Count); green = ahead, blue = on track, red = behind
TARGET COMPLETION - the ratio of days elapsed to available working days in a course
TARGET DATE - used in conjunction with the start date to calculate target progress
TEACHER REVIEW - students may be stopped in the course before assessments; a teacher review commonly means that the student needs to come to the school to have an activity unlocked, such as a test or exam
TIME SPENT - the amount of time a student took to finish an activity
UNLOCK AN ASSESSMENT - when the teacher review is enabled on a student's course options; educators will have to unlock the assessment before the student can begin (these must be requested by the student)