Virtual Instruction and Support Services
Districts have the option to leverage our state-certified, highly qualified teachers when purchasing Odysseyware® courses. With our Academic Services, districts get all the benefits of our fully customizable curriculum and embedded instructional supports, based within a single platform, plus certified teachers and dedicated support services. This is ideal for districts seeking to expand course offerings, address teacher shortages, and retain student enrollments.
Expand Course OfferingsOften districts want to offer additional courses to help prepare students for college and careers–such as CTE, electives, and AP® courses–but don’t have a certified teacher in that content area or have too low of enrollment numbers to justify the spend on a full-time staff member. By leveraging Odysseyware certified teachers and curriculum, districts can offer courses across grades 3-12, even if they don’t have teachers on staff for the selected courses.
Address Teacher ShortagesDistricts face teacher shortages for a multitude of reasons: budget and recruiting constraints; lack of certified teachers in specialized subjects such as world languages, advanced math and sciences, and AP® courses; long-term sub needed due to teachers leaving or while on FMLA. With over 100 state-certified, highly qualified teachers, districts can offer a virtual program that address their unique needs.
Partnership Support Services
Through our Partnership Support Services, districts receive planning support (initial and ongoing), phone/email support, registration/enrollment support, and progress updates on the overall program. We also offer:
- AP® coordinator support
- Asynchronous and synchronous support through the message system, help notes, academic hotline, and virtual office hours
- Full-time and part-time enrollment options
- Rolling enrollment options
Virtual Program Management and Reporting
Leveraging a powerful web-based student information system designed to make running an online/virtual program simple, fast, and reliable, we provide:
- Control over the admission process and enrollments
- Academic information to students and guardians
- Tracking of student progress
- Real-time communication updates
Retain StudentsWith more and more options for students, and their parents, districts are needing to compete to retain students. Retaining students also means retaining associated FTE funding, which can add up to big numbers year after year. By providing Odysseyware award winning curriculum facilitated by our certified teachers, districts can offer an extensive course catalog with flexible, customizable content and the ability for students to complete courses at their own pace.
Leveraging our certified teachers helps districts provide effective and timely instruction for medically homebound and hospitalized students. Often districts assign a teacher to meet with the student once a week, which is not only labor intensive and expensive, but not engaging for the student. Our virtual instructional support and services provides more opportunity for the student to interact with the teacher, and the teacher more flexibility to personalize the instruction to the individual student.
Students who participate in NCAA athletics or fine arts programs often face scheduling conflicts that make it difficult for them to participate in the traditional school day. Odysseyware Academy has rigorous core and elective options, making it ideal for students who travel or need increased flexibility. Additionally, Odysseyware Academy has courses approved by NCAA Clearinghouse, allowing prospective student athletes to maintain academic eligibility.
Through our virtual summer school offering, the Academic Services support staff enrolls your students, monitors student progress over the summer, and communicates with your designated school official. Our certified teachers provide feedback to students, hold office hours, and are available via our academic hotline.
Looking to start an in-district virtual school? Our support and services team can work with district leaders to deliver turnkey planning and implementation support to get students up and running.