D3 My Way Virtual School considers students grades K-5 part of our elementary cohort. A typical day in the life of an elementary school student can vary depending on the student learning style and schedule. However, within the flexible schedule there are sessions that all students will attend. Each teacher and grade level has scheduled virtual classes that are mandatory. At the beginning of the year, students will receive a class schedule with assigned meeting times that will be consistent for the semester. During these live class sessions, students will receive direct instruction, engage with their classmates, participate in engagement activities such as discussion threads, community building activities, review of content material, and much more.
After the live class session, students are expected to work independently in their coursework within the Accelerate platform. This is considered asynchronous learning time. Our expectation is for students to complete module work in each class, each school day. Students will work in math, science, social studies and language arts. Students may also be involved in small group instruction with their teachers. These small groups are designed to meet the needs of students and could include extra math support, targeted reading skill practice, or advanced math skills.
If a student has chosen the Enriched Virtual model, the student will attend in-building sessions each week. These sessions will be led by their teacher and include hands-on enrichment activities, science labs, additional instruction, tutoring support, STEAM activities, and opportunities to socialize with their grade level peers. Students will also have the opportunity to engage in experiential learning through field trips to various locations such as Fountain Creek Nature Center, Colorado Springs Philharmonic, yoga studios, Discovery Science Space Center, and more.