PTHS Curriculum Guide 2024-2025

Differentiated Learning Models

1. TRADITIONAL LEARNING MODEL a. Required for all 9th and 10th grade students. Optional for students in 11th and 12th grade. b. Students attend school in-person five days a week c. Monday, Tuesday, and Friday are eight period days with 45 minute classes d. Wednesday (1, 3, 5, 7) and Thursday (2, 4, 6, 8) are block days with 90 minute classes e. Coursework includes those offered through PTHS, HCC, and LACC 2. BLENDED LEARNING MODEL a. Optional for 11th and 12th grade students who are on track to graduate b. Students have the opportunity to take courses in the Traditional Learning Model along with those offered in the On-line Learning Model (Edmentum) c. Field-Based Experience for those who are recommended by teacher and successfully complete application and interview process 3. ON-LINE LEARNING (limited availability with administrative approval) a. Optional for 11th and 12th grade students who are on track to graduate b. With administrative approval, students may be allowed to take coursework in-person at PTHS i. Grades will be assigned for courses taken in-person at PTHS ii. All coursework offered through PTHS is completed on-line through Edmentum (on-line learning platform) 1. Grades will be Pass/Fail iii. While student is part of the class total, the student will not be part of the class ranking iv. Some assessments will need to be taken in-person at PTHS v. Students have the opportunity to take courses in-person through HCC and LACC vi. Field-Based Experience for those who are accepted into the Field-Based Experience Program. Students must be recommended by a PTHS teacher and successfully complete the Field Experience Application and interview process. BLENDED LEARNING Blended Learning is a combination of pathways typically blending traditional on-site and remote or off-site experiences. An example could be a student taking most of the traditional schedule at PTHS/LACC while taking a class at Heartland Community College (if we could not offer it or a conflict existed with the student’s schedule). An approved field experience is another example when paired to a traditional schedule. Another example might be a combination of on-line Edmentum (for special circumstances) and traditional classes. What is the process to be considered for a Blended Learning opportunity such as a Field-Based Experience? ● Must be an 11th or 12th grade student in good academic and behavioral standing* ● Student shall meet with guidance counselor to express interest in a blended learning field experience that is outside of what can already be provided through LACC or schedule conflict will not allow LACC placement 13

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