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  • A2V News for the week starting May 10, 2021

    Posted by Nicole Wright on 5/10/2021 5:00:00 PM

    A2 Virtual+ News for the week of May 10, 2021

     

    Good Evening,

    This week concludes the thirteenth week of the term.  The target for this week is to have completed 72% of the course material.  Remember to have your child attend office hours (posted in Schoology) for any questions they may have regarding the content.  

     

    This newsletter will focus on the following topics: 

    • Students in Grades 6-8 taking the A2V Math NWEA
    • Summer Term Registration is open
    • Fall Term Registration is open
    • Parent Note for the Week
    • Important Upcoming Dates

    Here are the A2 Virtual+ notes for this week:

     

    ATTENTION: Students in Grades 6-8 taking A2V English or Math Classes

    The NWEA Math Test is this Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at 8:20 am.  Students and parents who have signed up to take the test will receive the Zoom link to the test in a separate email today.  If your child is registered to take the M-Step in the building as well as NWEA with A2Virtual+, they should take the M-Step that is assigned on May 12 and then the NWEA with us on the make-up date of May 19, 2021. 

    Summer Term 2021, Registration portal is open as of 9 am this morning

    Summer Term information is now available online.  The summer term runs from June 28 through July 30, 2021.  A2Virtual+ will again be offering two options.  A no-cost option for students who want to repeat a class that they did not receive credit in or who want to repeat a class for a grade to replace a “G” or “S'' grade. To qualify for the no-cost option, the course that the student is requesting to take must appear on the student’s transcript during the 2020-2021 school year or second semester or third trimester of the 2019-2020 school year.  The second option is a reduced cost option for new credit or for retaking a class before the second semester or third trimester of 2019-2020.  These classes are offered at a reduced price of $169 ($100 savings).  

    Additionally, we will partner with Michigan Virtual to offer classes with them.  Ann Arbor Public Schools will cover $100 of the cost of these classes which means that the parent cost is $279.  Michigan Virtual has a longer summer term.  It begins May 21 and ends July 30, 2021.  

    July 30, 2021 will be the last day for all Summer Classes.  There will be no extensions granted.  It is important because there will be no extensions given that students are available the entire term to complete their work.  Students with a full-time work schedule or who are attending camps during the summer term may not be able to complete the work.  We estimate that each course will take approximately 100 hours.  That equates to 20 hours per week, per course for the summer term.  

    A list of available courses is on the webpage.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact our middle school counselor, Allan Loeb, or our high school counselor, Freda Didlake.  

     

    Fall Term 2021 Registration is now Open

     

    Parent Note for the Week:

    This has been a wild ride this year.  I want to thank you for the outstanding support you have given to our program and most importantly your child(ren).  Our teachers have worked hard in providing a great experience and did their best to deliver support.  Most of our students will earn credit in their courses. This is due to the partnership that has developed. Thank you.

    Unfortunately, there are still a few students who are struggling. We are two weeks away from the window to request an extension.  (see link below)  There are criteria that students must meet to get an extension.  The two main criteria that are most important:  working consistently and having earned between 45-and 59% in the course at the time of the request.  Now is the time to review PowerSchool and see where your child is in the class.  Grades are up to date, so PowerSchool is accurate.   

    Students will not be able to get an extension in every class.  If there is a need for an extension in every class this usually means that the student has not likely worked consistently.  If this is the case, not all is lost. We are participating in the District pandemic grading scale.  Students who earn below 60% will receive no-credit  and it will not affect their GPA.  Additionally, students who earn between 60-69% will receive a passing grade which will also not affect their GPA.

     

    Important Upcoming Dates:

    May 12 - Middle School NWEA Testing for Math

    May 24-27 - Window to request an extension 

    May 27 -  12th grade students must have earned 60% or better in the class to count towards graduation

    June 10 - last day to complete work for Semester 2 - A2Virtual+ classes 

     

    Best regards,

    Cindy Leaman

    Principal, A2Virtual+ Secondary

    Anthony Lauer

    Online Learning Coordinator, A2 Virtual+ Secondary

     

     

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  • A2V News for the week starting May 3, 2021

    Posted by Nicole Wright on 5/3/2021 9:00:00 AM

    A2 Virtual+ News for the week of May 3, 2021

     

    Good Evening,

    This week concludes the twelfth week of the term.  The target for this week is to have completed 67% of the course material.  Remember to have your child attend office hours (posted in Schoology) for any questions they may have regarding the content.  

     

    This newsletter will focus on the following topics: 

    • Students in Grades 6-8 taking A2V English or Math Classes
    • Summer Term Registration is open
    • Fall Term Registration is open
    • Parent Note for the Week
    • Important Upcoming Dates

    Here are the A2 Virtual+ notes for this week:

     

    ATTENTION: Students in Grades 6-8 taking A2V English or Math Classes

    Thank you for completing the form.  The rosters are being put together, and you will receive information about sessions in a separate email.   Here is a link to a practice test that your child can take at home this week or before testing begins.

     

    Summer Term 2021, Registration portal is open as of 9 am this morning

    Summer Term information is now available online.  The summer term runs from June 28 through July 30, 2021.  A2Virtual+ will again be offering two options.  A no-cost option for students who want to repeat a class that they did not receive credit in or who want to repeat a class for a grade to replace a “G” or “S'' grade. To qualify for the no-cost option, the course that the student is requesting to take must appear on the student’s transcript during the 2020-2021 school year or second semester or third trimester of the 2019-2020 school year.  The second option is a reduced cost option for new credit or for retaking a class before the second semester or third trimester of 2019-2020.  These classes are offered at a reduced price of $169 ($100 savings).  

    Additionally, we will partner with Michigan Virtual to offer classes with them.  Ann Arbor Public Schools will cover $100 of the cost of these classes which means that the parent cost is $279.  Michigan Virtual has a longer summer term.  It begins May 21 and ends July 30, 2021.  

    All classes for the summer term end on July 30, 2021 and there will not be any extensions granted.  Because, there will not be any extensions it is important that students are available the entire term.  Students with a full-time work schedule or who are attending camps during the summer term may not be able to complete the work.  We estimate that each course will take approximately 100 hours.  That equates to 20 hours per week, per course for the summer term.  

    A list of available courses is on the webpage.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact our middle school counselor, Allan Loeb, or our high school counselor, Freda Didlake.  

     

    Fall Term 2021 Registration is now Open

     

    Parent Note for the Week:

    The pandemic has been difficult for some students this year. At A2Virtual+ we have a couple of safety nets. These are in place to help the students who are struggling. 

    Students can withdraw from any A2Virtual+ class, even without a medical note.  A “W'' will appear on the transcript. However, before making the request it is always best to contact the student’s counselor to make sure that a withdrawal won’t jeopardize graduation or any other school event. The last day to withdraw from an A2Virtual+ class is this upcoming Friday, May 7, 2021. The form will shut off at 3 pm. Students who request a withdrawal this year will not be required to wait a year to take another A2Virtual+ class.

    Students who have been working consistently (4-5 hours each week) and are earning between 45-59% can request up to two weeks extension. Students can apply for an extension from May 24, 2021 – May 27, 2021.  Both criteria need to be met in order to be granted an extension. Since the extensions are only for two weeks, students will not be granted an extension in all classes. 

     

    Important Upcoming Dates:

    May 3 — Sign-up registration for Summer Term and 2021-2022 A2Virtual+ classes is now open

    May 5 — First day of Middle School NWEA Testing for A2V English and Math

    May 7 — Last day to withdraw from an A2Virtual+ online course

    May 24-27 — Window to request an extension 

    May 27 —  12th grade students must have earned 60% or better in the class to count towards graduation

    June 10 — last day to complete work for Semester 2 — A2Virtual+ classes 

     

    Best regards,

    Cindy Leaman

    Principal, A2Virtual+ Secondary

    Anthony Lauer

    Online Learning Coordinator, A2 Virtual+ Secondary

    lauera@aaps.k12.mi.us

     

     

     

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