Fraser High School Online Learning
Online learning has provided students with another avenue of learning at Fraser High School. From placing Promethean interactive boards in every classroom to the institution of the Performing Arts Academy, Fraser Public Schools has always been at the forefront in educational innovation. Fraser is choosing to continue the innovation by offering online courses. Online learning is being embraced by numerous educational institutions and different terminology is used by each. To help you understand our course offerings, the definitions we use at Fraser are below:
Online Learning: A teaching method that includes any combination of face-to-face (F2F) time, where students are with the teacher in the classroom, and online time where they are not with the teacher.
Hybrid: A course that has set F2F time and online time.
Virtual: A course that is 100% online; students only meet with teacher F2F if they set up an appointment.
Blended Learning: A teaching method that makes use of technology to increase student achievement.
Flipping: A form of blended learning that has students watch content-specific videos as homework and then complete application/practice problems in the classroom. (As opposed to the traditional lecture in class with practice/application as homework.)
Our commitment to providing online learning opportunities for our students is just one more example of our dedication to student success and our drive to stay on the cutting edge of education. We have taken the time to develop courses that will maintain the rigor and academic excellence that have become a cornerstone of our schools. Our Hybrid model allows students to take advantage of a blended learning environment that will balance an online experience while at the same time maintaining interaction between the teacher and the student. In addition, students in our Performing Arts Academy will have the opportunity to take our first virtual course, Music History, in the 2012-13 school year. All of our online courses, both hybrid and virtual, are developed and taught by Fraser High School teachers so that they are in alignment with Fraser curriculum. Whether face-to-face, hybrid, or virtual, the student will get the same rigorous course. This model will allow students to continue to progress toward their educational goals in a variety of ways and support the high academic expectation that we have for all Fraser High School students.
2012-2013 Online Learning Courses
|Hybrid Creative Writing||Hybrid Astronomy||Hybrid AP U.S. History|
|Virtual English 9: Intro to Online Learning*||Hybrid Biology||Hybrid Economics|
|Hybrid English 11: Performing Arts||Hybrid U.S. Government|
|Hybrid English 12: Global Leadership||Family & Consumer Sciences|
|Hybrid English 12: Health, Science, & Technology||Hybrid Life Management Skills||Business|
|Hybrid English 12: 21st Century Media Lit.||Hybrid Surviving After High School||Hybrid Personal Finance|
|Hybrid English 12: Performing Arts|
|Virtual Music Hostory|
*This course will be taught in a computer lab to provide Freshmen with support when needed.
Hybrid Courses in Development
|English 11||Chemistry||Modern World History B|
|Family & Consumer Sciences||AP Art|
|Parenting||Algebra II||Physical Education|
Virtual Courses in Development
|Modern World History B|
|US Government||World Language||CTE Department|
|2nd Year Foreign Language TBD||Exploring Careers in Technology|