Blackhawk began offering online courses during the 2011-2012 school year for students in Grades 6-12 and then expanded to include students in Grades K-5 in 2016. Blackhawk's Online Academy continues to improve and expand each school year to make online learning a great option for families in our district! Online curriculum is aligned with brick and mortar curriculum to help students smoothly transition from brick and mortar to online and back to brick and mortar at the conclusion of a marking period if online learning is not the best option and/or the reason why a famly chooses virtual learning changes.
Our elementary cyber service is built on the Compass Odyssey platform. The program’s lessons are interactive and geared toward the elementary learner. Each lesson in Compass has been hand selected to align with Blackhawk’s curriculum and students are provided offline materials to complete that help reinforce the lessons.
Our cyber students in Grades 5-12 use the Edgenuity platform where courses are also customized to align with Blackhawk’s curriculum to make online learning engaging, rigorous, and relevant.
In addition, Blackhawk Online Academy provides asynchronous instruction where students can participate in the learning at the time of day that best meets their needs. Blackhawk Online Academy students may access videos and materials at their own pace and Blackhawk teachers monitor and grade the Edgenuity and Compass activities.
DID YOU KNOW?
The 2020-2021 school year will be our 10th year in which
we have been educating
our Blackhawk students online at home and in school!