Welcome to Lake Tahoe Unified School Districts’ online learning program, Elevated Digital Learning Academy. We are excited about this program and look forward to working with the community as we embark on a new journey through the groves of academe. With the Elevated Digital Academy, we strive to provide a high-quality education with the expectation that all children will succeed. One of the ways we accomplish this expectation is by providing additional curriculum options for personalized learning opportunities. We strive to provide students with a flexible, engaging, and innovative student-centered learning experience. The content is organized online to allow students to learn anytime and receive virtual and face-to-face instructional support from a highly qualified LTSD teacher
By enrolling in the Elevated Digital LearningAcademy program, your child has the opportunity to:
Receive monitoring and assistance (in person when necessary) by highly qualified teachers
Receive individual attention and tutoring on a regular basis
Participate in all Lake Tahoe Unified School District extracurricular activities, including athletics, clubs, band, choir, theater, etc.
We are proud to offer an online curriculum that is aligned with the Common Core State Standards. We work to provide a rigorous curriculum English, Math, Science, and Social Studies, as well as a number of elective courses. Our highly qualified staff is committed to offering all students the best educational experiences possible. We ask for the support of parents and families, which is the key to the success of students and the program. Students enrolled in Elevated Digital Academy will receive live instruction from dedicated LTUSD teachers, using LTUSD curriculum. Elevated Digital Academy will operate five full days per week and will be open to Kindergarten through 8th Grade. Students will learn from home on a digital learning platform, using a District-issued device, with continuous access to their LTUSD Digital Academy resources, enrichment activities and events. Like all LTUSD schools, the Digital Academy will offer social-emotional support, accommodations and support services for unique student needs.
What does a day in Elevated Digital Learning Academy look like? Parents can see a sample schedule for a day inElevated Digital Learning Academy here. Students in Elevated Digital Learning Academy can expect a 6-hour day, structured with 3-5 hours of live instruction per day as well as direct contact and support. EDLA instructors will be LTUSD teachers, using LTUSD curriculum. There will also be asynchronous learning and regularly scheduled breaks, such as lunch.
What platform is being used for Elevated Digital Learning Academy? EDLA teachers will use the Canvas platform.
What electives/specials are offered by Elevated Digital Learning Academy? Elevated Digital Learning Academy is committed to offering choice programming for all students. Beginning in the 2020-21 student elective choices range from Digital Media Arts, Video Game Design, Photography, MineCraft Education Projects and Coding. Every Friday we also offer a variety of extracurricular elective opportunities.
Is there be an enrollment cap? What are digital classroom ratios? Capacity for all schools is determined by enrollment. After the school year begins and staffing is determined, applications may be placed on a waitlist until the District is able to either staff the increase in enrollment or delay admittance until there is space available. Staffing decisions are being made with the goal that digital classrooms are slightly larger than their in-person comparisons
Are teachers subject-based, or will students always be with same teacher? Students in grades K-5 have the same teacher for core subjects, with different teachers for specials areas. Students in grades 6-8 receive instruction from content specialists.
How does Elevated Digital Learning Academy deliver Special Education services? There is a resource teacher on staff who will facilitate IEP meetings and provide services. Services will be provided as outlined in the student’s Individual Education Program (IEP). A student’s IEP team will meet to determine whether digital or in person services are necessary. Distance learning may not be appropriate for all students with disabilities.
Are textbooks, workbooks and other print materials available? At what cost? Yes, print materials are available to Elevated Digital Learning Academy students at no cost.
Feel free to contact us with any questions or comments