At Andover eCademy, students take self-paced online classes with certified teachers. Lessons are designed to move at the student’s own pace.
Our blended learning program provides the best of both worlds. Students can participate in traditional school learning activities while completing online coursework in an at-home setting. In addition to weekly schedule virtual help sessions, teachers offer in-house work days to allow students to receive face-to-face help when needed.
Virtual sessions provide opportunities for real-time discussion and dynamic interaction between teachers and students. Virtual sessions enable teachers to duplicate any learning environment, from lectures and debates to small group discussions, presentations, and office hours. By attending virtual sessions, students find the online content more approachable, accessible and easier to understand. As a result, students experience increased success in the course.2
Andover eCademy teachers use Zoom. Zoom is a cloud-based video conferencing tool that lets you host virtual one-on-one or team meetings easily. With powerful audio, video and collaboration features, this remote communication tool connects remote team members with each other Since classes are all online, they are accessible to all students. Common uses of this software platform include:
2 “Using Live Lessons to Enhance the Online Learning Experience.” Online Learning Consortium. Online Learning Consortium. 2014. Web. 19 Dec. 2014.
Andover eCademy serves students throughout the state of Kansas in grades K-12. Students who are currently expelled or suspended from another Kansas school will not be eligible.
At Andover eCademy, your child will be given an unprecedented degree of accessibility, flexibility and efficiency so that he or she has the opportunity to receive a high-quality education and prepare for his or her future. This means your child will receive a great deal of personal attention from teachers, have more extensive course offerings than traditional schools and learn in a safe environment. We believe that quality education is one that helps each student achieve his or her highest potential.
Yes, Andover eCademy’s curriculum has been approved by the Kansas State Department of Education and meets both State and Common Core standards.
All teachers are Kansas-certified and highly-qualified in their content areas.
Andover eCademy is a tuition-free public school program. In order to access the online curriculum, we do require a $40 technology, non refundable fee to be paid upon enrollment. Enrolled students will receive Chromebook for school use that will be returned upon leaving school.
Students do not need to have an extensive knowledge of computers to be successful at Andover eCademy. Our trained technical staff has the ability to walk students through problems they may encounter using their new computer. We also provide a step-by-step guide to setting up each student's new computer as well as a technical "welcome packet."
Middle and high school courses are textbook-free. The online content embeds reading material within the lesson. Elementary students will receive a box of instructional materials. These materials are returned upon completion of the school year.
Students who reside in the Andover School District must attend at least one class at a brick-and-mortar Andover school to participate in band and sports. Students who live outside of the Andover district should check with their district of residence to find out the district’s policy regarding extracurricular activities.
Andover eCademy provides a positive and caring support system. The caring adult or "Learning Coach" helps facilitate the student's daily progress. The Andover eCademy teachers provide feedback and are available to answer questions for both the Learning Coach and the student.
Andover eCademy offers various field trips, family socials, school clubs and in-house learning days to promote student interaction. Many of our students also establish friendships with other Andover eCademy students by joining clubs and teams in their areas.
Health and wellness courses are available to all students. Families are encouraged to participate in non-school physical fitness activities as well.
Andover eCademy students will follow the same graduation requirements as traditional Andover students. Students need 25 credits to graduate. A graduation ceremony will take place for graduating seniors and their families. Students will receive an Andover diploma.
Andover eCademy students are required to take district formative tests as well as state assessments at designated testing sites. Parents/guardians will be responsible for proctoring daily assignments and end-of-unit tests. All final high school course assessments will be proctored by an Andover eCademy staff member.
Summer school is available for high school students.
No. Andover eCademy is committed to providing the resources that each student will need in order to reach his or her full potential educationally, creatively, and personally. Enrolled families are eligible to check out a laptop or Chromebook after paying a $40 technology fee to support the learning process. These laptops are instructional property and must be returned when the student leaves Andover eCademy. We provide technical support and troubleshooting for these systems.
Yes. All of the courses are web-based. Tablets may not be compatible. The $40 technology fee is still issued whether a student uses a school computer or not.
No. Acquiring and maintaining internet access is the responsibility of each family prior to the start of the program.