2020-21 Learning Models

PIEDMONT PUBLIC SCHOOLS 2020-21 LEARNING MODELS

Piedmont Public Schools leadership team, with assistance from our PPS Educator Leadership Council, PPS parent volunteers, district nurses, health professionals, and the State Department of Health, has established a multi-faceted plan for the 2020-21 school year. This plan includes the following learning models:

Traditional In-Person Learning Hybrid Learning Environment Blended Learning Model Fully-Online Learning Platform*
 THE DEFAULT MODEL FOR ALL PPS STUDENTS
GRADES 9 - 12 ONLY THE PARENT/GUARDIAN OF CURRENT PPS STUDENTS MUST SELECT THIS OPTION BY 8/1/2020
Traditional in-person learning will be available when little to no cases of COVID-19 exist in our school community. Hybrid learning will provide in-person and virtual learning during periods of student absence or campus closures due to moderate to high COVID-19 community spread. Blended learning is available for all students grades 9-12. This option combines traditional on-campus classes with virtual coursework.

The PPS Fully-Online Learning Platform is available for ALL Piedmont students grades K-12.


This is a great option for students who are immunocompromised or live with a family member who is immunocompromised.

  • In-person instruction at school
  • Traditional academic school day
  • Google Classroom learning management tool
  • Seamless transition to hybrid learning when needed
  • Available for individual students during absence from the classroom
  • Counts as a school day when student actively engages and completes assignments
  • Available to all students during periods of campus closure
  • Virtual coursework via Google Classroom
  • Lessons, tutorials, & virtual supports included
  • Opportunities for support and collaboration with teachers & peers
  • Enrollment in specific, fully-online courses
  • Requires yearlong commitment
  • Learning plans are directed and monitored by Piedmont High School teachers.
  • Transportation only available during regular a.m. & p.m. routes
  • Application process required
  • Students can participate in extra-curricular activities through PPS
  • 100% Virtual
  • Requires semester-long commitment with substantial
    commitment by both the student & parent/guardian
  • Daily virtual check-in sessions (Grades K-5), weekly progress monitoring per subject (Grades 6-12)
  • Quality digital resources, step-by-step plans, & progress tracking -- all with the support of a certified Piedmont teacher
  • Students can participate in extracurricular activities through PPS
NO ACTION IS REQUIRED BY THE PARENT/GUARDIAN 
OR STUDENT FOR THIS LEARNING MODEL
 
Email Mr. Johnson for additional information regarding the Blended Learning Model
If you would like to select the PPS Fully-Online Learning Platform for your student, or would like additional information, complete the PPS Online Learning Platform Pre-Registration here. 

* It is important to note that the PPS Online Learning Platform (Fully-Online) requires a substantial commitment on behalf of both the student and the parent. On average, elementary students will spend 3-4 hours each day engaged in learning activities. Secondary students can expect to spend 6-7 hours each day engaged in learning activities. The parent or adult in the home becomes the learning guide, helping their student navigate the learning experience. A certified teacher is able to interact and support the student through a virtual platform throughout the week. In addition, participants are expected to remain in this program for the duration of the semester.


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