Hybrid Cohort Independent Studies Overview
“Cohort” students week includes:
- Cohort time (a Cohort is three IS teachers and approximately 12-15 students), one time a week for three (3) hours with their Supervising Teacher. Cohort times are available Tuesday through Thursday from 9:05 - 12:05 AM and 12:45 - 3:45 PM. This time consists of the following:
- Co-Lab time: Essential Skills for the first hour (one elective credit earned per semester).
- Supervising Teacher/Student time, completing unit or end of semester assessments and school-wide assessments, reviewing of school engagement/attendance and work completion and getting course work for the next week.
- Students who start in the first three weeks of IS will attend one of our CTE Concentrator Courses, held on Tuesday/Thursday and Wed/Friday for a two hour block each day, four hours a week. If it is the student’s second year of study in the same CTE Pathway they will participate in a Capstone course, a two hour block on Tuesday/Thursday for a two hour block each day, four hours a week (five credits earned per semester). Cohort students who start week four or more into the semester will participate in our CTE Introductory Course one time a week (one credit earned per semester).
- Participating in all school-wide and state assessments as they are calendared. State-wide assessments will be administered outside of the three hour Cohort time, while school-wide assessments are administered during the Cohort time by their Supervising Teacher.
- Students are also strongly encouraged to attend our one day a week, three hour block courses, on campus in their area of choice when enrollment is available. These classes will include three hours of course time and homework completion outside of class (five credits earned per semester).
CTE descriptions - In Aquaponics students will learn to raise fish and plants together in one system. The fish waste provides a food source for the plants, and the plants filter the water for the fish. Auto Mechanics is for the student who does not mind a little grease under their fingernails. The class will teach the basics of various mechanical systems such as brakes, transmissions and engines. Welding- students will learn the basics of MIG, TIG and ARC welding. These skills can be used in various career fields such as automotive, construction and plumbing. Vet Assisting class is for the animal enthusiast. Students will learn to provide support to the veterinary team by assisting with laboratory procedures such as vaccinations, drawing blood and proper handling of animals.