PTHS Student Handbook 2022-2023

Differentiated Delivery Models :

Traditional Learning Model ● Required for all 9th and 10th grade students. Optional for students in 11th and 12th grade. ● Students attend school in-person five days a week ● Monday, Tuesday, and Friday are eight period days with 45 minute classes ● Wednesday (1, 3, 5, 7) and Thursday (2, 4, 6, 8) are block days with 90 minute classes ● Coursework includes those offered through PTHS, HCC, and LACC Blended Learning Model ● Optional for 11th and 12th grade students who are on track to graduate ● Students have the opportunity to take courses in the Traditional Learning Model along with those offered in the On-line Learning Model (Apex, Illinois Virtual School, etc.) ● Field-Based Experience for those who are recommended by teacher and successfully complete application and interview process On-line Learning (limited availability with administrative approval) ● Optional for 11th and 12th grade students who are on track to graduate ● With administrative approval, students may be allowed to take coursework in-person at PTHS ○ Grades will be assigned for courses taken in-person at PTHS ○ All coursework offered through PTHS is completed on-line through Apex (on-line learning platform) ■ Grades will be Pass/Fail ○ While student is part of the class total, the student will not be part of the class ranking ○ Some assessments will need to be taken in-person at PTHS ○ Students have the opportunity to take courses in-person through HCC and LACC ○ 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 Apex (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 ● Student completes Differentiated Pathways for Learning Application

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