The Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 Board of Education approved the district’s plan for establishing a permanent online option for students – called One91 Virtual Academy – starting with the 2021-22 school year. The next step toward launching the school is state approval, which would come this spring.
The district won’t be able to take enrollments until then, but families are invited to let us know if they are interested in learning more about and possibly enrolling in One91 Virtual Academy.
Interested in learning more or enrolling in Virtual Academy? Let us know through the Virtual Academy Interest form
About One91 Virtual Academy
One91 Virtual Academy will follow the district’s unique Pathways model, which supports students in finding their passions and purpose so they are prepared for success throughout school and after graduation. It will be available for students in grades K-12, assuming enrollment is high enough to support each grade level, and open to District 191 residents and students from outside the district.
We know that many students enjoy and thrive in an online environment. Our experience and success providing and continually improving our distance learning option, and our commitment to equitable and student-centered learning, has put us in a strong position to offer a high-quality online experience for families.
Instruction built for online, not just online delivery of instruction
Our distance learning experience has provided invaluable opportunities to explore, design, redesign, and expand successful online instruction.
One91 Virtual Academy courses are created using principles of blended learning lesson design incorporating the elements of Engage-Explore-Explain-Elaborate-Evaluate, while course content still tightly adheres to essential and enduring content standards.
Teachers will use instructional strategies that focus on interaction, inclusion and collaboration to ensure lessons are designed specifically for online learning.
As is the case across all District 191 schools, teachers will use the lens of cultural proficiency in the design of lessons, including content selection, student materials, activities, student voice, and assessment. The CPSS tools are in place district-wide and provide teachers with the framework for more equitable and inclusive classroom instruction.
Read more about One91 Virtual Academy at https://www.isd191.org/schools/one91-virtual-academy.