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Information about an online learning opportunity for next year

Feb 19 2021

Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s) of Students in Grades 5–11:

Lexington County School District One’s mission is to cultivate a caring community where ALL learners are extraordinary communicators, collaborators, creators, and critical thinkers.

Next year, the 2021–2022 school year, we are excited to offer sixth-grade through 12th-grade students an online learning opportunity through the Lexington One Online Learning Academy (LOOLA).

LOOLA will provide students with a balanced approach that focuses on both student achievement in academic skills and power skills like perseverance and integrity. While growing in academic skills and power skills, LOOLA students will develop independence by partnering with staff to set learning goals that support their ability to plan a weekly schedule, self-monitor their progress, and make data-driven decisions.

Online learning has become an expectation in business, industry, and higher education and has become an essential tool for on-the-job training. LOOLA will offer students a foundational learning experience to draw upon later in life.

As you consider LOOLA for your student for next year, the 2021–2022 school year, one change you will notice is that LOOLA will function independently of our district’s other schools. However, LOOLA students will still have the opportunity to participate in extracurricular activities associated with the school where they are zoned.

Your students will be considered LOOLA students and taught by teachers dedicated to LOOLA courses and programs. LOOLA students will also have access to counseling and support services. For students to perform successfully in LOOLA’s online learning environment, students must commit to growing in these characteristics of successful online learners.

To determine your student’s current level of readiness to engage in an online learning environment, have your child take this online learner readiness questionnaire.

Use the results from the online learner readiness questionnaire and this LOOLA Program Overview to decide if LOOLA is the right fit for your child.

If you wish to reserve a spot for your student in LOOLA for the 2021–2022 academic school year, please submit this form.

Sincerely,

Howard Bissell, Instructional Technology Director