Primary School Academic Program Guide

  • Welcome to the West Linn-Wilsonville K12 Online Academy (WKOA)! We look forward to supporting you this year in our online academy. The Academic Program Guide provides important information about WKOA and describes the online courses for primary school students. Your neighborhood school teacher-librarian will offer ongoing support throughout the school year for accessing the online platform and completing assignments. Please contact the Online Academy Assistant, Julie Lane, at lanej@wlwv.k12.or.us if you have general questions about the academy or need assistance contacting your assistant principal or teacher-librarian. 

    ONLINE PLATFORM: STRIDE LEARNING SOLUTIONS (formerly Fuel Education)

    The West Linn-Wilsonville School District has selected the curriculum platform “Stride” to deliver our online academy. The courses are aligned with Oregon state standards as well as with the district’s beliefs about curriculum and instruction. The platform includes a built-in Learning Management System similar to Google Classroom, and a Collaboration Tool similar to Zoom.  

    MATERIALS 

    Primary school families will be provided physical materials for courses that have accompanying materials. Many courses have now transitioned away from physical materials to digital tools. There is no fee and materials will be shipped directly to the home address on record in our school files. Families will provide common household items like baking soda or baggies, and basic school supplies like writing notebooks. Other materials may also be required for a course such as: downloadable software, digital camera, or art/sewing supplies. 

    LEARNING COACH

    Every student enrolled in WKOA will need a parent or caregiver to serve as a learning coach for the entire academic year.  The name of the learning coach will be entered during the enrollment process.  Learning coaches serve many vital and necessary roles, including:

    • Create and support a daily schedule and routines to complete courses
    • When necessary, facilitate instructional lessons and answer questions
    • Monitor student progress
    • Determine when student is ready to take assessments
    • Contact WKOA Teacher-Librarian at neighborhood school for guidance and support
    • Establish routine communication with Teacher-Librarian.  At the primary school level, this should be around once per day.

    This guide provides more information about the Learning Coach.

    INTRODUCTION TO ONLINE LEARNING: 

    The “Introduction to Online Learning” course explains to students how the K12 WKOA program works and provides tips on successful online learning. Students are introduced to the online tools that they will use during their primary school experience, including the Learning Management System that delivers course assignments. Students take part in online discussions and practice submitting computer-scored assessments and other assignments to teachers. Lifelong learning skills, such as time management and study habits, are also covered. By the end of the course, students will be fully prepared to begin their K12 primary school courses. All students take this course at the beginning of the year. 

    CLASS ENROLLMENT

    All primary school students will be enrolled in the following courses. The Stride Learning Solutions webpage provides detailed course descriptions. Teacher-librarians will confer with learning coaches to map out pacing schedules for each course. All students will have access to Rosetta Stone for Chinese or Spanish World Language.

     

    Kindergarten

    • Introduction to Online Learning
    • English Language Arts Blue (includes the following separate courses)
      • Literature & Comprehension
      • Language Skills
      • Phonics
      • Handwriting
    • Math+ Blue
    • History K
      • Includes the optional supplemental course Social Studies K
    • Science K
    • Fitness & Health K
    • Spotlight on Music K
    • Art K
    • Optional game-based practice courses
      • Stride ELA
      • Stride Math

    Grade 1

    • Introduction to Online Learning
    • English Language Arts Green (includes the separate courses)
      • Literature & Comprehension
      • Vocabulary
      • Phonics & Spelling
      • Handwriting & Writing Skills
    • Math+ Green
    • History 1
      •  Includes the optional supplemental course Social Studies 1
    • Science 1
    • Fitness & Health 1
    • Spotlight on Music 1
    • Art 1
    • Optional game-based practice courses
      • Stride ELA
      • Stride Math

    Grade 2

    • Introduction to Online Learning
    • English Language Arts 2
    • Math 2
    • Social Studies 2
    • Science 2
    • Fitness & Health 2
    • Spotlight on Music 2
    • Art 2
    • Optional game-based practice courses
      • Stride ELA
      • Stride Math

    Grade 3

    • Introduction to Online Learning
    • English Language Arts 3
    • Math 3
    • Social Studies 3
    • Science 3
    • Physical Education 3
    • Spotlight on Music 3
    • Art 3
    • Optional game-based practice courses
      • Stride ELA
      • Stride Math
      • Stride Science

    Grade 4

    • Introduction to Online Learning
    • English Language Arts 4
    • Math 4
    • American Studies 4
    • Science 4
    • Physical Education 4
    • Spotlight on Music 4
    • Art 4
    • Optional game-based practice courses
      • Stride ELA
      • Stride Math
      • Stride Science

    Grade 5

    • Introduction to Online Learning
    • English Language Arts 5
    • Math 5
    • Early American History
    • Science 5
    • Physical Education 5
    • Spotlight on Music 5
    • Early American Art
    • Optional game-based practice courses
      • Stride ELA
      • Stride Math
      • Stride Science