Elementary Online Learning Classroom

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ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ONLINE LEARNING CLASSROOM

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DEADLINE TO REGISTER: MONDAY, NOVEMBER 23

In order to offer sustainable comprehensive support to remote students, Horizon Honors Schools is partnering with Florida Virtual Schools to deliver curriculum specifically designed for Elementary School online learners. The Horizon Honors Elementary School Online Learning Classroom is available to all Horizon Honors Elementary School students for the Spring 2021 semester. This classroom will take the place of Horizon Honors Elementary School Remote Learning Program, which ends December 18, 2020. The Online Learning Classroom is NOT the same as the current Remote Learning experience. Please read below for details and technology requirements.

NOTE: A semester-long commitment is required and changes cannot be made under any circumstances, as Horizon Honors Schools is incurring registration fees and other costs for each student who registers for the Online Learning Classroom. 

  • Kindergarten - 6th Grade 
  • Five days a week
  • New, flexible schedule that includes a combination of live instruction and independent work (students will not receive live continuous instruction)
  • 3-5 hours of classwork per week for each core class, 1 hour of classwork per week for each specials class
  • Semester-long commitment (January - June 2021)
  • Partnership with Florida Virtual Schools
  • Florida Virtual School District curriculum, with coursework created by actual teachers 
  • Classes supervised by Horizon Honors Teachers
  • Individualized class placement for core subjects
  • No Band or Choir classes offered
  • Maximum teacher to student ratio: 1 to 30
  • Easy, child-friendly website navigation
  • Daily attendance required
  • Parent & Student signed agreement required



Technology Requirements:

The Elementary School Online Learning Classroom requires the use of technology to promote and support student learning. Families are required to provide all needed technology.  Hardware and software requirements for accessing your Student Information System and your Learning Management System can be met by using your family’s personal computer, a computer in a public library, or any other computer as long as the equipment used meets the FVLS minimum specifications (see below). At present, we test and verify a wide variety of devices and have ongoing programs to migrate away from any technologies that are not compliant with newer mobile platforms. In general, however, lightweight devices such as Google Chromebooks or tablets that have very limited technology support for Java or Flash, will not be compatible.

Internet Access and Speed 
As long as you have Internet access, you can take courses with FLVS. (While it is possible to take courses with dial-up connectivity, it will take a little longer for pages to load. You might want to print a few lessons and work offline. You can then save and upload work when you are finished.) 

Browser Plug-ins 
• Please visit the System Requirements page under https://www.flvs.net/student-resources for a comprehensive list of supported browsers and plug-ins. 

PC Requirements 
• Minimum of 10 gigabytes free HDD space 
• High Speed such as Cable or DSL (Using dial-up is possible but you may experience performance issues with certain course features) 
• Windows 7, 8, or 10 • Microsoft Office, Open Office, or Google Docs (Some Business courses require Microsoft Office which will be notated within course registration) 
• 512 MB Ram • 12x CD-ROM (CD/DVD Recommended; Some courses require CD/DVD which will be notated within course registration) 
• Display setting 1024x768 resolution 
• Printer access required • Internet Explorer version 8.0 or higher (visit microsoft.com/ie to download) or Firefox version 3.6 or higher (visit mozilla.com/firefox  to download) or Safari 4.0 or higher (visit http://www.apple.com/safari/download to download) 
• Students need a method to save work to a portable medium (USB drive, Zip file, CD) 
• Audio: Sound card with speakers and microphone or headset 

Macintosh Requirements 
• MacOS (10.7) or higher • High Speed such as Cable or DSL (Using dial-up is possible but you may experience performance issues with certain course features)
 • Microsoft Office, Open Office, or Google Docs (Some Business courses require Microsoft Office which will be notated within course registration) 
• Students need a method to save work to a portable medium (USB drive, Zip file, CD) 
• 256 MB Ram • Minimum of 10 gigabytes free HDD space 
• 12x CD ROM (CD/DVD Recommended) 
• Display setting 1024x768 resolution 
• Printer access required 
• Firefox version 3.6 or higher (visit mozilla.com/firefox to download) or Safari 4.0 or higher (visit http://www.apple.com/safari/download to download) 
• Audio: Speakers and microphone or headset 



About Florida Virtual School:
Florida Virtual School (FLVS) has been leading the way in Kindergarten-12 online education for more than 22 years. FLVS provides a robust, award-winning curriculum to public, private, charter, and homeschool families and school districts nationwide. Founded in 1997, FLVS, the district, and its schools are accredited by Cognia and offer supportive online learning to students both in Florida and around the world. Florida Virtual School (the district and all of our individual schools) are accredited by Cognia and courses meet all Arizona Standards. In addition, our core course curriculum has been approved by the NCAA.



Sample Schedules:
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Students & Families Should Expect:

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Parents & Guardians Responsibilities: 

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