See U Online
The seeUonline program will enhance learning opportunities for all students, providing a rich learning environment with anytime, anywhere flexibility, expanding the resources of a school to the resources of the world.
The program’s course offerings, largely delivered online, are carefully structured to address both the Alaska State Standards and the Mat-Su’s own graduation requirements. Additionally, regularly scheduled, face-to-face, academically enriching activities are available to all seeUonline students.
Using exciting emerging technologies as learning tools, seeUonline will provide verbal, written, and electronic communication skills to students through online educational programming tailored to each registered student. Students may enroll in seeUonline courses after applying at Valley Pathways School.
These courses are ideal for students who have scheduling conflicts, class overloads, or wish to accelerate their learning pace. The program can also accommodate students who have special medical needs requiring a home or hospital setting, students with special needs requiring flexible programming; and students living in remote locations or facing commuting problems.
seeUonline can also meet the needs of many students who are seeking to complete high school in three years or less, or those students who prefer homeschooling.
- enhance learning opportunities for all Mat-Su students
- provide learning opportunities for parents and staff
- offer a full-time 6-8 program and supplemental course offerings at grades 3-12
- provide a 7-week tuition-based summer session for acceleration and credit retrieval
- offer quality, interactive, standards-based courses aligned to the Alaska State Standards
- partner with local and regional businesses to assure real-world awareness and understanding
- offer career exploration opportunities
- offer low pupil/teacher ratio utilizing certified Mat-Su teachers
You will need a few essential items. This guide is a checklist of those items. Just like having a pen and paper for traditional classes, the following items are essential to your success with online courses. Good luck with your studies.
Thank You, Business Partners!
seeUonline is very pleased to acknowledge business partnerships with the following organizations. We appreciate all the continued support we receive– we couldn’t do it without your help!
MTA Association has provided seeUonline with generous donations of time, equipment, and expertise. MTA has partnered with the school district to host technology conferences and has given invaluable support to program development. See also MTA Solutions and MTA Wireless.
Apple Computers has worked with seeUonline staff to develop a lease/purchase program for both Dell and Apple computers. Apple has helped with staff development; loaned equipment; supported staff with ongoing computer issues; provided training and information to teachers; donated money, personnel and equipment to technology conferences. In general, Apple has proven to be indispensable.
Staff development and teacher training have become linked with the experts at AK Staff Development. Always a willing partner, ASDN has provided training, teachers, and support for all programs.
The Internet Academy, Federal Ways, Washington has mentored the seeUonline staff in our efforts to become a full K-12 online program. They have provided training, course materials, and hosted the seeUonline course website. Linda McInturff, Principal, and IAcademy staff have saved the Mat-Su School District hundreds of hours and many dollars with their guidance and assistance. We are indebted to them for generously sharing their mistakes and successes, and leading us towards a better online academic program.
GCI has provided expertise and money to our technology conferences and continues to be available for assistance as we move to an online medium for education.
The University of AK is the perfect partner to offer students ready for college-level courses, both online and in person, thus extending the seeUonline options to students in the Mat-Su. Additionally, UAA distance education programs have allowed us to provide staff development to our teachers. (Mat-Su College)
Choosing between schooling methods, how to choose the best option
Many parents opt-in for homeschooling, their children don’t go to regular school but are schooled at home. I have put together a short overview of the three most popular homeschooling methods.
Classical Homeschooling Method
The first stage of this method begins when students are studying ways to learn and hone the ability to remember things. The next stage already created a connection that starts from the facts that have been studied. The third stage, when students can use the connection to the facts, to formulate and articulate those facts to their own opinion.
As the name suggests, this method tends to use a variety of methods parents homeschooling, it is dependent on the children’s needs. Rather than hampered by a philosophy or a method, better take some of the various methods.
HSE INSTEAD OF HS DIPLOMA
HSE means high school equivalency. There are 3 options: GED, HiSET, and TASC.
Naturally, you can opt-in for the GED or HiSET or TASC diploma instead of a High School diploma. The GED, as well as HiSET and TASC programs, are created to help young adults raise their employment outlooks and to offer them the opportunity to access higher education. There are some 40 million people in America who do not have a high school diploma, and passing the test will open up new professional chances and open doors to colleges and universities.
There are several free online preparation websites that are very useful to get all set for the HiSET, TASC, or GED exam. All preparation can be done entirely online. Beware though, that the tests CANNOT be taken online.
Websites that offer the GED examination (or the diploma) online are just trying to steal your money. When you think your child is ready to take on the examination, you need to sign up and take the test in one of the official testing centers. Read more about available BestGEDClasses options here.
Charlotte Mason Method
Charlotte Mason was a British educator teaching through a unique method. Many homeschoolers use these methods to teach their children. Why?
a. they come with relatively short lessons;
b. they create a narrative (in writing or verbally, depending on the age of the child);
c. they have exams (exams do take a theory that has been studied for 12 weeks);
d. they teach through images and pictures;
e. they teach music;
f. they learn through studying maps,
g. they have many subject lessons.
Or rather finding the right school?
If your child is not making progress which surprises you,
*Ask how the ratio of the number of students and teachers in a classroom. The smaller ratio of pupils and teachers in a classroom, the greater attention will be given to your children.
*Ask which educational methods are applied. What and how the methods are used to educate your children.
*Finally, then adapt it to the education budget that you have prepared. Finding the right school is much more beneficial to your child’s development rather than merely follow the trend and prestige.