Online Academy Expectations

Last Updated: 3/15/2021 2:05 PM


Online Academy Expectations for Instruction

Online Academy 6th - 12th grade students will receive instruction during their assigned five-class period day from teachers at their home school.  Families should contact the home school with questions. 

Online Academy Kindergarten - 5th grade will receive instruction on a set schedule provided by their individual teacher. Families should contact Jon Thomas with questions or refer to the OLA parent site

Online Academy preschool students will participate in OLA twice a week.  Those parents should know the details because their students have already been enrolled in a classroom.  If a parent has questions, they are encouraged to contact the preschool office at 270-769-8911. 

OLA blocks will consist of an age-appropriate (see chart below) period of time and students will not be expected to be on screen the entire time.  It is essential that our students have consistent virtual face-to-face interaction with their assigned teacher since these students will not be coming to the building.  When the lesson is complete, students will complete their assignments.   Work/assignments may include written practice, Google Classroom assignments, practice on Reflex Math, lessons within Compass Learning, projects, and group work when age-appropriate.   Teachers will then use this opportunity to meet with students in small groups or individual students to meet the differentiated needs of their students.  

Wednesday instruction for the Online Academy will focus on ensuring students are successful in completing assignments/projects with the required support to include differentiated instruction, enrichment, intervention, assessments, meeting with small groups online, one-on-one meetings with students requesting additional help, virtual speech and GT Services, additional KSI support.  Online Academy students will have the opportunity by invite or request to come into the building for in-person assistance, etc. should their parents so choose.

Grade Level 

Recommended Direct Instruction Time 


5-8 minutes 


8-12 minutes


12-15 minutes


12-15 minutes



Please know we will need support from parents to make both of these learning opportunities a success.  Please do not hesitate to contact your child’s teacher to ask questions or express concerns.  It is critically important that we take advantage of all learning opportunities for our students.