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Instructional Options 2020-2021

MHHS 2020-2021 School Year Educational Options

This document contains everything you need to know!

 

 

Link to Instructions on completing forms for the Online Program and the Hybrid Program (forms are due by 7/24/20 at 11:59pm)

Link to Slide Show used in Community Information Meetings

Link to video recording of Community Informaiton Meetings

Link to FAQ 

Link to list of Edgenuity Courses offered

 

Still have questions?

Contact the Vice Principals for any questions about these options that you need answered prior to completing the form on 7/24/20:

Do Not contact the counselor as counselors do not return to school until after the form is due on 7/24/20 at 11:59pm

 

Online Pathway

  • Fully online learning where students do not come on campus at all
  • Supported by credentialed teachers at MHHS with ability to get virtual support and intervention from teachers through video conferencing.
  • Online Proctored assessments taken on school-issued Chromebooks
  • The online curriculum used is Edgenuity.  Click here for the list of courses offered through Edgenuity at Mountain House High School
    • On-campus face-to-face courses that require specialized equipment, certain labs, hands-on components, or performance components are not available
      • Here are some of the MHHS site-based classes not offered through Edgenuity (please check the link for a comprehensive list of Edgenuity offerings)
        • AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science Applications, AP Computer Science Principles, AP Studio Art, AP Economics, Engineering, Biomedical Science, Computer Science, Digital Art, Photography, Video Productions, Drama, Dance, Choir, Band, Orchestra, Guitar, Culinary, Technical Communications, Art, Ceramics, Chinese
  • All courses meet high school graduation and 4-year college readiness requirements
  • University of California “a-g” approved curriculum
  • NCAA approved curriculum

 

Hybrid Pathway

  • Students may choose any combination of online courses and face-to-face courses, up to 7 total courses
    • Students may choose all 7 courses as face-to-face courses if they wish
  • For each face-to-face class the student is enrolled in, they will attend one approximate 90-minute class period each week.  A total of 4 periods will be offered each day, so depending on the number of face-to-face classes in a students’ schedule, they could attend up to 2 days maximum per week.
  • Face-to-face courses are taught by a fully credentialed MHHS teacher on campus and the work assigned for the other 4 days is assigned by the MHHS teacher
  • Online courses are offered through Edgenuity and a fully credentialed MHHS teacher will support the student learning in the course
  • No more than half the student body will be on campus each day
  • For face-to-face classes, class sizes will be reduced to less than 20 to allow for 6-foot physical distancing
  • Occasional on-campus attendance required for proctoring assessments for online and face-to-face classes.
  • Occasional on-campus attendance required for direct intervention and support from teachers for online and face-to-face classes
  • Safety protocols on campus will be followed as dictated by current requirements from local, state and federal guidelines in regards to the following:
    • Physical Distancing
    • Use of personal protective equipment (Masks, shields, barriers, etc.)
    • Hygiene
    • Facility cleaning/disinfection
    • Who may come onto campus
    • Every classroom will be sanitized daily, while restrooms will be sanitized hourly

Comparison Chart

 

 

Online Program

Hybrid Program

What does this option mean?

Students complete all classes fully online through Edgenuity without coming to campus at all.  

Students choose any combination of online and face-to-face classes (students may even choose all classes as face-to-face classes).  This allows for students to take a face-to-face class that is not offered through Edgenuity or to choose face-to-face classes where they want to attend with a teacher.

Are students required to be on campus?

No

Yes for the face-to-face classes.  For the online classes, occasional attendance on campus will be required for assessments and intervention as determined by teacher.

How do students get help?

Virtually

Virtually or in person

How many teachers will students have?

One

A different teacher per class

How many days will students be on campus?

None

For each face-to-face class the student is enrolled in, they will attend one 90-minute class period each week.  A total of 4 periods will be offered each day, so depending on the number of face-to-face classes in a students’ schedule, they could attend up to 2 days per week. There is one day per week available for testing and for intervention as assigned by the teacher.

How will students take tests?

Virtually, on school issued Chromebooks only

On campus for all classes, even online classes

What safety precautions will be taken?

None - students will be at home

1. Face-to-face class sizes will be reduced to less than 20

2. For testing or interventions, the school will put physical distancing measures in place and students will come to classrooms in small groups 

2. 6-foot physical distancing measures taken in classrooms and in open spaces

3. Only half the student  body (or less) will be allowed on campus on any given day

4. The school will follow the County Public Health guidelines for PPE equipment

5. Every classroom will be sanitized daily, while restrooms will be sanitized hourly

6. There are reduced contacts outside the classroom, like reduced number of passing periods with only 4 periods per day being offered

Which classes are available to students?

Edgenuity only (click here for list of courses)

For the chosen online classes, Edgenuity only.  For the chosen face-to-face classes, all courses offered on-site.

Are the classes A-G and NCAA approved?

Most of the courses are, but refer to the course list to confirm for each course you are taking

Check the course catalog - almost all classes offered are A-G approved and most classes are NCAA approved

What will show on my transcript?

The transcript will show the course title, which has a prefix of “OC”, which stands for online class.

The transcript will show the course title, whether it is a face-to-face course or an online course

How many credits are the classes worth?

All classes are 5 credits per semester

All classes are 5 credits per semester

How will the course be graded?

All courses follow the MHHS grading policy. Click here to see the policy.

All courses follow the MHHS grading policy. Click here to see the policy.

What are the expectations of the student?

Students are required to participate in instruction daily, complete all assignments, meet the minimum number of instructional minutes, and will receive grades.  All assignments will be based on content-level standards and be equivalent to in-person instruction.  Daily attendance and assignment completion is required.  Students who do not attend live sessions and complete assigned work will be considered absent (Senate Bill 98)

How long will I be committing to this option?

Since the courses are not always the same between online and on-site classes, and the material is not covered in the same order, we ask for a one-year commitment.  However, we will be reevaluating the programs mid-year at the semester.

What about lunch?

Students will be able to receive lunch any school day.  More details about the lunch program will come as we fine-tune the details of the two programs.

What if my student needs additional help?

English Language Development instruction will be delivered to English Learners, special education services will be provided to all students with IEPs, and students who are deemed to require intervention will receive extra assistance or intervention services (Senate Bill 98)