Elementary School Program
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Online Elementary School Overview
eAchieve Academy, the School District of Waukesha’s virtual charter school, added grades K-5 in the 2014-15 school year. After opening its “doors” in September of 2004 and expanding to include grades 6-8 in 2009, the expansion to include online elementary grades was a natural progression.
One of Wisconsin’s oldest virtual schools, eAchieve Academy graduates more high school seniors than all of the other virtual charter schools in the state. It is also the only online high school in the country to be included on Newsweek’s list of the top 2000 high schools for 2013. eAchieve Academy is one of the most successful virtual charter schools in the state. Best of all, students living in any city or school district in Wisconsin are eligible for tuition-free online learning at our academy.
The key to eAchieve Academy’s success has been our teachers. Passionate about personalizing learning, our experienced instructors help students succeed where they previously struggled. Just like teachers in a brick and mortar classroom, eAchieve Academy teachers gather the best resources they can find to create an optimal learning experience for their online students. eAchieve is eager to apply these same principles at elementary grades by partnering with parents who are looking for the expertise, structure, and resources we provide while still enjoying the benefits of going to school from home.
Parent’s Role in Online School for Kids K-5
At the elementary level, parents must commit to spending 4-6 hours daily implementing the learning plan their child's teacher has developed. They will meet weekly with the teacher online to review progress from the previous week, share observations and discuss the next week’s activities. Of course, the teacher is also available throughout the week by phone or email to answer any additional questions.
Teacher Responsibilities at Internet-Based Primary School
The teacher crafts a weekly learning plan for each student. Individualized lesson plans are created based on observations and assessment analysis from the previous week. This weekly plan is shared with the family during their weekly online meeting. Teachers will also hold a weekly class-level meeting for all students in the same grade. The teacher is available for additional follow up, feedback, skill demonstration, support, observation, and assessment throughout the week as needed for both students and parents.
Online Elementary Curriculum
Teachers develop their own online lessons, activities and assessments for their students. The School District of Waukesha already incorporates online resources extensively in instruction at their brick and mortar schools. eAchieve Academy teachers use many of these same resources, making them available for elementary students to use from their homes. Our online students master the same skills as those attending the district’s brick and mortar schools.
Online elementary school for students with dyslexia
Most traditional brick and mortar schools lack the resources to provide students with dyslexia the personalized instruction they need to thrive. Since eAchieve isn’t tied to a rigid structure, we can create personalized lesson plans geared to each student’s strengths and weaknesses. Our dedicated special education staff understands the importance of one-on-one support. Through email, virtual sessions and phone calls we work to ensure all students develop the skills they need both in school and out. Parents play an important role in every child’s academic development, and we keep them updated on their student’s progress via weekly online meetings with our instructors.
Online elementary school classes for gifted students
With conventional schools focused on helping struggling students meet the basic standards required to pass, academically gifted students are all too often neglected. They become bored and frustrated at the slow pace, and may even start acting out. For many parents, online learning offers their highly motivated students the opportunity to zoom ahead at their own pace. eAchieve Academy gives gifted students the freedom they crave and our experienced, Wisconsin-certified know how to keep gifted students engaged.
How much does online elementary school cost?
While there are some online elementary schools with tuition cost that run into the thousands per year, eAchieve Academy is free for all Wisconsin kindergarten through 12th grade students. We’re tuition-free because eAchieve Academy is a public charter school operated by the School District of Waukesha. eAchieve is also a not-for-profit online school, meaning our focus remains on accountability for academic results.
Is virtual elementary school good for students?
For students who are disciplined and self-motivated, and for those who don’t do well with the rigid structure and social distractions of conventional schools, online learning is a godsend. The most common concerns we hear from parents are: 1) a lack of opportunities for developing social skills if they aren’t in a conventional school environment and 2) an online school program requires one parent to stay home during the day.
While there’s no way around the need for one parent to stay home, the social development of online learners is definitely not compromised. eAchieve Academy provides numerous opportunities for students to interact online, via phone and video texting, as well as in in person on field trips and get-togethers. Is a virtual elementary school good for your child? Only you can decide, but we do everything in our power to ensure both you and your child are 100% satisfied with your decision to enroll here.
How does online elementary school work?
eAchieve students get homework assignments and takes tests online. They study independently and are free to do so at the times that work best for them. Every class has a pace chart to help keep students on track. Students have the option of attending a weekly eSession for each class. This is a virtual classroom the students can see on their laptops and take part in via chat windows.
Our teachers are readily available during office hours by phone or email, and every student has an academic advisor to provide one-on-one support and guidance as needed. It’s not all “nose in the books,” though. Students can join clubs and participate in a variety of social events and get-togethers they plan with other students in their area. Learn more details about how online school works, or contact us with your questions.
Free Computer for Wisconsin Online Elementary Students
eAchieve Academy has a unique partnership with Milwaukee PC to provide a free laptop computer to families with students attending our online educational program. Parents sign a contract to purchase one of three laptop computer models running Windows 8. The base model costs $400 and is more than sufficient to support the student’s academic needs. So long as the student remains enrolled at eAchieve Academy, the school will make four payments of $100 to Milwaukee PC on behalf of the family. By the end of the school year, the laptop will be paid off in full and is the family’s to keep. If the family chooses one of the higher-end models, they must pay the difference up front. Families are also provided with a $60 stipend after the successful completion of each semester to help defray the cost of internet service in their home. If you're child is enrolled in any school district in Wisconsin, then they're eligible for a free computer upon transfer.
Elementary Curricular Resources
In addition to their own lessons, activities, and assessments, eAchieve Academy teachers draw from the following list of online resources. This list will continue to grow as additional quality resources become available and/or are discovered.
- Khan Academy
- Discovery Streaming
- Dream Box
- SCIENCE & SOCIAL STUDIES
- Alaska Sea Life Center
- Brain Pop
- Brain Pop, Jr
- Discovery Streaming
- Follet Digital Resources
- NASA Online School
- National Geographic
- Pebble Go
- SAS Curriculum Pathways
- Science Fusion
- Follet Digital Resources
- Raz Kids
- Reading A-Z
- Tumble Books
- Writing A-Z
- Google Docs (for creation)
- BrainPop Jr
- Discovery Ed
- Great Artists
- Brainpop Jr.
- SFS Kids
- Classics for Kids
- Making Music Fun
- Dancemat typing
Enroll in online elementary school at eAchieve Academy for the best virtual education program in Wisconsin.