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Program Framework

 
Students will engage in an academic program that they find relevant to their future. As a result, ISOK provides students several opportunities to explore a variety of careers through coursework and specialized programs. Students can pursue a distinct academic pathway based on the national Career Cluster model. Each pathway is designed to accommodate a student’s specific career interest and capabilities to assist students in making informed decisions about college and career options that best fit their interests and goals.

The basic framework of this program includes the following pathways:
 
Pathway 1-Targeted Instruction: This type of session will allow students to attend up to 4 days per week of required class connect sessions. Class size will be limited. It may include additional optional class connect sessions. Additional sessions will be added if student growth requires more LIVE instruction with teachers. Instruction in these sessions will be focused on state standards and student data. These sessions are targeted on skills to increase mastery. (Students who are struggling to master state standards and/or grade level expectations may be required to attend.)
 
Pathway 2-Focused Phoenix Program: Focused Phoenix is a self-paced program for students looking to earn credits more quickly than normal. There are no live classes or teachers. The Focused Phoenix director monitors each student’s progress through the content and stays in active communication with each student to ensure mastery of course content within 4-5 weeks. Students in the Focused Phoenix program can earn at least 2 half credits through the program in a given block, on top of regular enrolled courses, and there is no limit as to how many credits students may earn in the block.

Pathway 3-Credit Recovery Program: Similar to Focused Phoenix, the ISOK Credit Recovery program is a self-paced program for students looking to earn credits more quickly than normal, but for courses students have previously attempted. There are no live classes or teachers. The Credit Recovery director monitors each student’s progress through the content and stays in active communication with each student to ensure mastery of course content within 4-5 weeks. Students in the Credit Recovery program can earn at least 2 half credits through the program in a given block, on top of regular enrolled courses, and there is no limit as to how many credits students may earn in the block.

Pathway 4-Night School Options: ISOK will be offering the opportunity to receive live instruction and tutoring from the hours of 5pm-8pm next school year. We would like to gain feedback on how many families would make use of this opportunity. This would be good for any students who work during the day, or those who simply prefer to get their schoolwork done in the evenings; however, all students are welcomed to this option, if desired. Students may choose night school in addition to, or in replacement of, targeted instruction.

Pathway 5-Embedded Course Options: ISOK will be offering the opportunity for students to embed courses with similar standards into each other. This involves students being enrolled in two courses at the same time, while only completing work and attending classes for one overall course. This way, students will earn credits for both courses in the time it takes for one course.
 
 
 
This information is from the Board-approved ISOK Handbook for SY 2020-2021.