D91 Online Academy

Last Updated: 8/11/2020 3:39 PM

We are proud to announce the creation of D91 Online Academy, which will give families in Idaho Falls School District 91 another education option. The D91 Online Academy gives students the chance to learn at home with support from D91 and nationally recognized leaders in online education. Registration is now open and classes start Sept. 8, 2020.

For K-6, D91 is partnering with Florida Virtual School, which has been recognized as one of the top 100 learning organizations in the world. For grades 7-12, the district is partnering with the Idaho Digital Learning Alliance (IDLA), which has been providing high quality online instruction to Idaho students for more than 20 years.

D91 Online Academy for K-6:

  • D91 teachers will provide support and instruction using Florida Virtual School’s curriculum and learning management system.
  • D91 Online Academy offers innovative elementary courses in Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies. Courses from Florida Virtual School that are aligned to Idaho standards. (Learn more: https://www.flvsglobal.net/elementary/)
  • Classes include a mix of computer-based learning and hands-on activities with clear learning targets and real-world scenarios and challenges.
  • Students will need access to a reliable internet service to participate in D91 Online Academy. D91 will provide students with a Chromebook.
  • Parental/adult support is a key factor in success so parents should expect to spend time supporting their child as they learn.
  • Students must commit to D91 Online Academy for the entire trimester. They can transfer to a traditional school at the beginning/end of a trimester.

D91 Online Academy for Grades 7-12:

  • IDLA teachers will use IDLA curriculum and learning management system. (Learn more at https://www.idahodigitallearning.org/students-parents/about-the-academy/)
  • D91 Online Academy offers “custom” classes in core content areas such as Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies and some electives aligned to D91’s calendar. Learn more about D91’s custom classes. 
    • Custom sessions require a minimum of 12 students. They will be capped at 30 students.
    • If demand exceeds capacity for the custom classes, students may be enrolled in other IDLA classes that could include students from other school districts.
    • If there isn’t enough interest in a class to run a custom session, students could sign up for that class with IDLA, but it may not be aligned to D91’s school calendar.
  • Online classes are challenging so D91 recommends students in grades 7-12 take no more than four classes each trimester and take core classes in the first and second trimesters, and electives in the third trimester.
    • If students want to take more than four classes a trimester, D91 Online Academy can enroll them in other IDLA offerings, but those classes may not be aligned with D91’s school calendar. Additional classes would cost $15 per trimester.
    • If students want to take advanced classes or other courses that are not part of D91’s custom sessions D91 Online Academy can enroll them, but those classes may not be aligned to D91’s school calendar. (Students would not need to pay the $15 fee if that class is part of the four classes that constitute a full-time load for D91 Online Academy students.)
  • Students will need access to a reliable internet service to participate in D91 Online Academy.
  • Parental/adult support is a key factor in success so parents should expect to spend time supporting their child as they learn. Students should expect to spend at least four hours a day working online.
  • Students must commit to D91 Online Academy for the entire trimester. They can transfer to a traditional school at the beginning/end of a trimester.

Registration is now open and closes Aug. 19. Classes begin Sept. 8
Questions? Email d91onlineacademy@sd91.org

Resources

Register HERE

K-6 Course Catalog
Grades 7-8 Course Catalog
Grades 9-12 Course Catalog