Bend-La Pine Schools Online
For over a decade, 6th-8th graders have been able to access Bend-La Pine Schools Online for independent online classes that they can complete at a pace, time and place that suits their needs. New for this this year, we are excited to have added more support for students and families in the following areas:
First, we have hired more of our own, local teachers to support student learning. Bend-La Pine Schools online now has on staff both a math teacher & a science teacher, so there will be more support built in for these content areas, where many students have traditionally needed extra help. We will continue to teach our own Health and PE classes, and add more opportunities for lab support, tutoring and local support in all of these subject areas as the year progresses.
We have also increased our overall support team at the middle school level to ensure that when students and families have questions about content or online platform navigation they are able to get the answers they need quickly and professionally.
Finally, all full time middle school students will be enrolled in a virtual advisory class that meets twice a week. This will be a period focused on social-emotional, organizational and career-related skills and offer our students a time to connect with peers and adults who can further support their learning and coursework.
All 6th-12th grade courses will use the STRIDE (formerly Fuel Education) curriculum and be taught using the PEAK Learning Management System. Though it is our eventual goal to move more classes to Canvas, PEAK currently offers more flexibility for students to work at their own pace and complete the credits they start, regardless of traditional brick and mortar school schedules.
Bend-La Pine Schools Online’s academic program for grades 6–8 includes core content courses as well as a variety of middle school electives.
Middle school students may also take select online high school courses including electives and foreign languages. We recommend this option mostly for 8th grade students. Families may work with the Bend-La Pine brick and mortar high school their child chooses to attend to get these courses added to a high school transcript and applied toward graduation requirements.
Guidelines and options for 8th graders taking high school classes:
Middle School complete Course list:
Please complete this form and bring it to your high school counselor if you want online classes from 8th grade transcribed onto your high school record.
Bend-La Pine Schools Online can be used alone or in any combination with a Bend-La Pine middle school, including the following: