Virtual Academy

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About the Stillwater Pioneer Virtual Academy

SPS is proud to announce Stillwater Pioneer Virtual Academy (SPVA), an ongoing program for students PreK-12 who have thrived learning online or are seeking to experience online learning for the first time. While SPVA is designed primarily for students living in the Stillwater area, students living outside of the district are welcome to apply to experience the flexibility, academic excellence, and student experience that Stillwater Pioneer Virtual Academy offers.


Virtual Learning

Our goal is for every student to experience personal growth and mastery of course level objectives while experiencing a flexible schedule and connection to a caring community.

  • Learn from some of the best virtual curricula
    • Edgenuity will remain as the primary learning management system
    • SPS teachers will create, blend, vet, modify, and rewrite lessons to improve student learning and experiences.
    • Content may be delivered via Seesaw or Google Classroom in a few cases 
  • Monitor your progress
    • Online tools make it easy for teachers, parents, and students themselves to make sure they are maintaining a rate of work that will allow them to complete the course at the appropriate pace.
  • Work nearly exclusively online or with some in-person experiences
    • Students will be able to complete nearly the entirety of their experience virtually.
    • Some classes may require in-person experiences at the SPVA Learning Lab
    • Certain courses, like performing arts, may not have available virtual alternatives. SPVA students will be able to enroll in in-person classes in these cases.
  • Devices and hotspots are available.

Extracurricular Activities and More

A great thing about participating in the Stillwater Pioneer Virtual Academy over other virtual learning options is access to the resources and programs of Stillwater Public Schools.

  • Participate in SPS co-curricular and extracurricular activities like performing arts classes, athletics, and school dances.
  • SPS school libraries access
  • Special services support such as speech, occupational, and physical therapy


Stillwater Pioneer Virtual Academy Learning Lab

To enhance online lessons, Stillwater Pioneer Virtual Academy will feature a physical Learning Lab for in-person experiences. SPVA teachers will also be housed in this physical location.

  • Students will have opportunities for interaction with their teachers and peers
    • Occasional small group/individual learning sessions and activities 
    • Hands-on science labs 
    • In-person testing
  • Open daily during school hours
    • Students will be able to complete their online lessons at their SPVA Learning Lab if desired
    • On-site meals can be arranged
    • Transportation services available 
  • After-School Tutoring hours
  • Optional social opportunities 

Commitments

Virtually learning isn’t for everyone. Stillwater Pioneer Virtual Academy students must dedicate themselves to the commitments of online learning.

  • An in-person or virtual enrollment/orientation session
  • Commit to at least one full semester/term
    • At semester/term changes, students can remain virtual or switch to traditional learning. 
    • Students will be given a drop period (3 school days for 10th-12th grade, 10 school days for PK-9th). at the beginning of the semester/term. 
  • Weekly virtual or in-person meetings with their SPS Teacher
    • (Grades 6-12) - One-on-one meetings to discuss progress and learning plans. 
    • (PreK-5) - Small group or one-on-one sessions
  • Attend in-person science labs and other experiences if required by course
  • Take in-person course and benchmark tests either at an SPVA Center or proctored virtually.
    • Details of these tests will be outlined at semester/term start. 
    • Short quizzes or knowledge checks will not require in-person attendance.
  • Participate in required district and state assessments

Enrollment

To enroll in the Stillwater Pioneer Virtual Academy:

Stillwater Pioneer Virtual Academy
Mailing Address 308 W Franklin Ln
  Stillwater, OK 74075 (map)
   
Principal Joy Cawood
Main Office 405.533.6400