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Park County School District #1
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Park #1 Virtual Academy

Park #1 Virtual Academy Powell, Wyoming

The Park County School District #1 is pleased to announce the grand opening of the Park #1 Virtual Academy. The Park #1 Virtual Academy will be starting classes in the fall of 2021. We will be offering an early application process starting May 21 to help us prepare for the fall opening. You can find the application for Park #1 Virtual Academy on our Virtual Academy Application page. The Park #1 Virtual Academy staff will review the applications to ensure students enrolling in our academy will be successful in a virtual environment. Park #1 Virtual Academy is partnering with Acellus for our virtual programming. Acellus is an interactive learning accelerator. It combines technology and learning science to help students master content, learning more effectively (greater mastery), and efficiently (in less time). Backed by scientific research, Acellus delivers online instruction, compliant with the latest standards, through high-definition video lessons made more engaging with multimedia and animation. Each lesson is carefully designed to connect with previously learned knowledge like interlocking building blocks. Park #1 Virtual Academy will be available to students in grades K–12. The courses offered will be certified by the Wyoming Department of Education as well as supported by Wyoming certified teachers. Park #1 Virtual Academy will offer a comprehensive slate of courses, which will allow students to graduate from Park County School District #1 with a diploma. This program is free to those students who reside in Park, Big Horn, Hot Springs, and Washakie counties.

As students progress through each course, every response is recorded and monitored by the Park #1 Virtual Academy educators. There is a live monitoring tool that parents can access through the parent interface, which allows parents to check on their child's progress in real-time, view your child's grades on assessments and exams, and see how often your child signs in and the total time spent watching lessons or working on problems. This shared access enables you to collaborate with your school community and contribute to your child's learning experience. Parents can learn more about the Acellus program on the Acellus CyberSchool site.

Park #1 Virtual Academy is being offered for students interested in being full-time virtual students. We will provide students with a Chromebook and internet, if needed, in order to access their classes. Park #1 Virtual Academy will have limited seats available for next fall so apply as soon as the application is available. We are excited to partner with students and parents who are looking for a new way of learning in a virtual environment. Join us in this new journey.