It used to be that our students were asked, “If you’re an online student, what do you do all day?”
But 2020 certainly gave that answer.
The answer being, well, schoolwork.
We’ve all gotten a taste of online learning this year. For some, it was a lot of stress figuring out poor technology and dealing with boring curriculum to read yourself.
Even more frustrating are the students who are dealing with attending school for the full day on a computer, only to be given homework to do at night. Yet again on the computer.
While iSucceed isn’t any easier than traditional public school, we’ve had a bit more experience in the online learning world. Over a decade’s experience!
So, we’d like to think we’ve figured out the perfect schedule to help students be college and career ready without feeling crippling stress.
Our very own Principal Trehal put together a “Sample Schedule” of a successful iSucceed online student. Check it out!
- 8 a.m.: Gather learning tools (pencil, paper, headphones, etc.)
- 8:05 a.m.: Log in to the PSP
- 8:10 a.m.: Launch course and starting working the day’s lesson
- 9:40 a.m.: BREAK TIME
- 9:50 a.m.: Return to computer and continue with lesson
- 11 a.m.: Wrap of the day’s lesson
- noon: Lunch time
- Repeat for the second lesson.
Let’s take a closer look into a day in the life of an online student.
What Does an iSucceed Online Student Do All Day?
Let’s start with the morning.
During this pandemic, a lot of schools still expect students to keep the same schedule as before. Which means you’re still waking up early and rushing.
iSucceed online students are not required to wake up at a certain time. They are required to complete assignments on time, but when and where they choose to do so is up to them.
In other words, yes. You can sleep in.
That will mean you finish courses later in the day. But if that’s what you prefer, you go for it!
What will my courses look like?
Once you wake up and get ready, you log in to your Parent Student Portal (PSP) account where you will see school announcements and access your courses. Once you launch a course, what does it look like? Keep on reading!
iSucceed online courses are unique to other online schools. They are not simply a bunch of words on the page. In addition to reading, there are interactive multimedia elements integrated throughout each lesson. These elements include award-winning videos, graphic-novel stories, educational games and more to help you enjoy what you’re learning.
If you’d like to learn more about our curriculum, head to this blog post.
Now let’s move to lunch
This part is the same for all 2020 students. Lunch is whatever your want. But the more exciting part? Lunch can be whenever you want too! Hungry by 10:30 a.m.? Great! Take a break and eat.
Late snacker? That’s fine, too. Plus, if you go somewhere with Wi-Fi, you can work on courses while you eat.
What if I have a Question?
Teachers hold the same qualifications in both traditional and online school. Should you have a question, you can easily ask your teachers via email, instant messaging, a phone call or live online tutoring.
Our teachers are trained and experienced in online learning. They know how to provide personalized attention and support in an online environment.
Head to this blog post to learn more about communicating with online instructors.
You finished school for the day, what’s next?
If you’re one to get up early and finish your coursework early, you might be wondering what to do with the rest of your day. We have a couple suggestions: Hit up the PSP chat or join an online club!
iSucceed has a staff-monitored community where you can connect with other students and “friend” them. There are also a few online student clubs you can join! And once the pandemic is over, we are hoping to resume our many in-person school activities once again!
I need a flexible schedule. Can you work with me?
Of course! Many of our students are aspiring athletes or artists, have a job, illness or other family responsibilities that make the traditional school schedule complicated.
The above sample schedule is just that: a sample. You are not tied to 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. As long as you complete your lessons and assignments on time, you can choose when you complete your class work.
To see more differences between traditional school and the online environment, head to this blog post.