Fillmore Unified School District to Launch Online High School for 2013
The Fillmore Unified School District announced today that it will launch a full-time virtual learning program for the 2013-2014 school year. Open to students, grades 9 through 12, in Ventura, Kern, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties, Fillmore Digital Academy will combine a rigorous, standards-based online curriculum, individualized student support and a flexible schedule that lets students complete their school work whenever and wherever works best for them. Nationally recognized online learning provider Advanced Academics will supply the program’s learning management system, curriculum and online tutoring and student assistance.
“Fillmore Digital Academy will give area high school students the opportunity to receive a quality education and the freedom of being able to complete coursework on their own time, allowing students to juggle school, work, family commitments, sports or other outside interests,” Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum Michael Johnson said. “The program features a comprehensive curriculum, including Advanced Placement courses and a wide variety of electives, as well as experienced, California-credentialed teachers available to offer students one-on-one tutoring and instruction in real time during the school week. We’re proud to be part of a program that delivers appropriate rigor, high levels of support and flexibility.”
Fillmore Digital Academy will comply with all California graduation requirements and feature a full high school curriculum aligned to both state and Common Core standards. Through the Advanced Academics platform, students will have online access to state-credentialed teachers who can provide immediate assistance 24 hours a day Monday through Friday, while technical support is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The program can benefit many students, including students who have not excelled in a traditional school setting, home-schooled students, advanced learners wanting to progress at an accelerated pace and students who need a flexible schedule in order to pursue outside interests. One such option is Passport2College, which offers college-level classes to juniors and seniors wishing to earn college credit at no cost while still attending high school. This program helps students become better prepared for the demands of college and offers students the opportunity to enroll in college courses such as Business, Math, Psychology and English, which in many cases can be transferred.
Fillmore Digital Academy is accepting applications for the 2013-2014 school year. Interested students and parents can learn more at the following information sessions:
- Round Table Pizza, 239 West Los Angeles Avenue, in Moorpark, on July 31 and August 1 at 6 p.m.
- DeVry University, 300 E Esplanade Dr., in Oxnard, on August 3 at 10 a.m. and August 5 at 6 p.m.
- Round Table Pizza, 23254 Lyons Avenue, in Newhall, on August 6 and 7 at 6 p.m.
For more information, go to http://www.fillmoredigitalacademy.com/ or call 825-524-6100.