After hearing some families’ concerns about coronavirus prevention when students return to school in the fall, Woodland Public Schools reassures families by spotlighting two district programs designed to help students learn from home with limited or no classroom interaction: Lewis River Academy (LRA) for students in grades K-8 and TEAM High School for students in grades 9-12.
These programs are offered in addition to Woodland's traditional schools which will also be starting the 2020-2021 school year in full distance learning. Be assured community members are not required to enroll their students in Lewis River Academy or TEAM High, rather, the district is taking this opportunity to remind our stakeholders that these programs are offered as ongoing alternatives for parents or caretakers who would prefer their students not return to in-school instruction, pandemic or no pandemic.
Both LRA and TEAM have served students throughout Woodland Public Schools for many years and provide authentic, rigorous, and enhanced alternatives to in-school instruction for students in any grade. In fact, the district has put plans in place to provide staffing and support as necessary should the two programs see increased enrollment this fall.
Does your family not live in Woodland? Not a problem. Any interested student can enroll in LRA or TEAM by applying for a Choice Transfer boundary exception. More information is available on the district’s website here: https://www.woodlandschools.org/choice-transfer
Join Executive Director of Learning Alternatives Jake Hall along with some of the staff of Lewis River Academy and TEAM High School to learn more about the programs in this Virtual Open House originally held on Tuesday, August 4, 2020. Click here if you would prefer to download and listen to the audio-only version.
Lewis River Academy (LRA) offers an alternative learning environment for K-8 students who want to participate in an innovative approach to school featuring lessons taught at home provided by two teachers dedicated exclusively to the program combined with optional in-classroom activities.
LRA requires the same amount of rigor as traditional schooling with students dedicating hours each day to their schooling just like any other student. The program also allows enrolled students to take electives like art and band as well as participate in extracurricular programs like clubs, drama, and athletics while continuing their core classes at LRA.
Join Caleb and Elizabeth Osorio, two of Lewis River Academy's students, as they talk about Woodland Public Schools' innovative LRA program in this video they made themselves.
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TEAM offers Woodland’s high school students a path to earning a diploma (not a GED) with an approach to school that accommodates extenuating life circumstances facing individual students such as full-time work, challenges with traditional school schedules, or family responsibilities.
Students create a learning plan with TEAM’s teachers and work at their own pace, regularly checking in with the school’s staff via video teleconferences, phone, email, or even by text message. While learning is self-directed at TEAM, the school’s teachers can provide instruction and support in all subject areas whenever a student needs additional help or would more detailed lessons. If a student struggles to make progress at any point, the school’s teachers help students adjust learning plans, if necessary, to ensure academic success leading to graduation.
Plus, students enrolled at TEAM High School can take electives like art and band as well as participate in extracurricular activities including clubs, drama, and athletics at Woodland High School while progressing on their high school path at TEAM.
Click here to learn more about TEAM High School