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Prospective Families

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Our philosophy

We offer virtual and blended educational opportunities through a fully accredited curriculum that is supported by our onsite Kansas certified teachers. 

How we are different

At Andover eCademy, we understand that all students do not learn in the same way. Students enrolled in our online program have a flexible learning schedule, while also having access to support, feedback, and guidance from highly qualified state-certified teachers who are committed to providing the best possible learning experience.

Our blended model of instruction allows students to come to the Andover campus to receive 1-on-1 or small group help from their teachers. Each teacher has offices on-site and is willing to accommodate students who want to meet.

Our teachers also offer virtual learning sessions and online office hours for students who are unable to come to the campus.  These activities occur at the same times and days each week to help students create learning schedules.

Evening math sessions are also provided by our teachers to accommodate students who are unavailable during the day.

In addition to the flexible online curriculum, students who enroll in Andover eCademy will have opportunities to participate in extracurricular events including clubs, interest groups, field trips, and group outings. Our teachers and staff facilitate these activities.

Who can benefit from eCademy?

There's no such thing as a "typical" eCademy family. One eCademy student is a gymnast who competes throughout the nation. Another family has a child with medical issues requiring daily treatments. Some students excel in mathematics and want to work ahead. Maybe a student needs to work and wants to start earning a college degree. One family wants to be able to spend more time together.

There are many reasons why families all over Kansas enroll their children in Andover eCademy, but they all have a few things in common:

  • eCademy families desire for their children to be inspired by their education, molding explorers with a zest for achievement.
  • eCademy families are highly involved in their children's education. When it's a priority at home, it becomes a priority in life.
  • eCademy families appreciate being deeply involved in each other's lives on a daily basis.

Blended learning opportunities

“The definition of blended learning is a formal education program in which a student learns: (1) at least in part through online learning, with some element of student control over time, place, path, and/or pace; (2) at least in part in a supervised brick-and-mortar location away from home; (3) and the modalities along each student’s learning path within a course or subject are connected to provide an integrated learning experience. The majority of blended-learning programs resemble one of four models: Rotation, Flex, A La Carte, and Enriched Virtual.” See more at: Andover eCademy uses a combination of the Rotation and Enriched Virtual models.

“Rotation model – a course or subject in which students rotate on a fixed schedule or at the teacher’s discretion between learning modalities, at least one of which is online learning. Other modalities might include activities such as small-group or full-class instruction, group projects, individual tutoring, and pencil-and-paper assignments. The students learn mostly on the brick-and-mortar campus, except for any homework assignments. The Flipped Classroom is an example of this model and is used at Andover eCademy. The Flipped Classroom is a course or subject in which students participate in online learning off-site in place of traditional homework and then attend the brick-and-mortar school for face to face, teacher-guided practice or projects. The primary delivery of content and instruction is online, which differentiates a Flipped Classroom from students who are merely doing homework practice online at night.

Enriched Virtual model – a course or subject in which students have required face-to-face learning sessions with their teacher of record and then are free to complete their remaining coursework remote from the face-to-face teacher. Online learning is the backbone of student learning when the students are located remotely. The same person generally serves as both the online and face-to-face teacher.  Many Enriched Virtual programs began as full-time online schools and then developed blended programs to provide students with brick-and-mortar school experiences. The Enriched Virtual model differs from the Flipped Classroom, because in Enriched Virtual programs, students seldom meet face-to-face with their teachers every weekday. It differs from a fully online course because face-to-face learning sessions are more than optional office hours or social events; they are required.”

Work Cited

“Blended Learning Model Definitions.” Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation. Clayton Christensen Institute. 2012. Web. 19 Dec. 2014.

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