Yes, EDGE students will be able to participate in their resident-school or are on an in-district transfer (IDT) to a different school. Example: if a student is on an IDT to McKay, they are eligible to play sports in McKay athletic programs.
If my child has a TAG plan, will they be supported through EDGE?Bryan Andersen2020-08-21T10:22:04-07:00
Students will have access to after-school activities and sports through their school. We know the importance of electives such as band, orchestra or art is for all students. We are currently working on determining how to make opportunities such as these available to our EDGE students and will update you as we develop solutions.
Will AVID be offered in the EDGE program?Bryan Andersen2022-03-10T11:26:41-08:00
Although a full range of course offerings may not be available, some AP courses will be options for students. Due to IB certification constraints, EDGE may not be able to offer IB courses; however, we are continuing to explore how to make these options available for our EDGE students.
How will students learning English be supported in the EDGE program?Bryan Andersen2022-08-03T15:56:38-07:00
Students with IEPs may participate in EDGE though the services and accommodations may look different than they did in a traditional classroom. We will work with families who select EDGE for the 2022-23 school year to determine if revisions to the IEP are necessary to support student success. We will have special education teachers who will be working exclusively in EDGE and supporting students in the EDGE program, specializing in how to meet the needs of students in their caseloads in the online platform.
Will the EDGE program be available post-pandemic?Heather Boylan2020-08-20T13:14:19-07:00
EDGE will continue to be an option for students for years so come. Regardless of the pandemic, we know that one learning model does not serve all students and providing options for students to access their education will continue.
If my student is enrolled in the EDGE program what will their diploma say when they graduate?Heather Boylan2022-08-03T15:55:06-07:00
Students in the EDGE program are duel enrolled at their resident school. They will graduate with their resident school peers and will have their resident school name on their diploma and transcript. However, EDGE will host a graduation celebration. Be watching our website for additional details.
Will students have in-person contact with their peers and teacher/s through EDGE?Heather Boylan2022-08-03T16:00:00-07:00
EDGE is teacher-led instructionmixed with family-supported and independentat-home application and learning. Students will be expected to attend synchronous sessions, to engage in learning each school day, and to work toward mastery of all standards for a course or content area.
For Kindergarten-2nd Grade
K-2 students will spend about 60-90 minutesof their time online in teacher–led and independent learning. The balance of daily learning is supplemented with independent and family–supported practice and learning.
For Grades 3-12
Students in grades 3 – 12 are more independent and will spend more time on the computer engaged in learning and activities. The balance of daily learning is supplemented with independent and family-supported practice and learning.
What are the benefits of the EDGE online learning program?Heather Boylan2020-08-20T13:06:56-07:00
EDGE Connected Pathway: EDGE Connected is for families who want access to a live teacher in a more structured virtual classroom setting, where EDGE sets the daily schedule. Primary delivery of instruction will be an EDGE teacher and the family will provide support and monitoring. Live instruction will occur daily.
EDGE Independent Pathway: EDGE Independent is for families who want more flexibility in their daily schedules. The EDGE teacher provides access to instructional materials which the student progresses through independently. Family is the primary support with access to a teacher for additional assistance as needed.
The EDGE Online Program and Salem-Keizer Public Schools promote equal opportunity for all individuals without regard to age, color, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion or creed, sex or gender, sexual orientation, or veteran status. For more information, view Salem-Keizer’s Nondiscrimination / Title IX policy.