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One91 Virtual Academy

One91 Virtual Academy is a new school in District 191 with 100 percent online instruction. Curriculum is designed and taught by District 191 staff. 

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. 

Virtual Academy is a great option for students who: 

  • Enjoy interacting with others online
  • Work well independently 
  • Want more choice in the pacing of the class
  • Create a personalized school and study environment at home
  • Need more flexibility in instruction schedule

One91 Virtual Academy Open House

District 191 staff introduce One91 Virtual Academy, overview the learning experience at the elementary, middle, and high school levels, and answer any questions.

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Enroll Today

Enrollments are still being accepted for the 2021-22 school year. Students enrolling after that will be placed on a waiting list, with additional spaces opened depending on interest. 

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Elementary School

Online elementary students will have learning opportunities aligned with all of our pathways and will allow young scholars to explore a variety of themes and topics. Through embedded activities, events, and targeted exposure to all four pathways, our online elementary students will learn about the world through music, computer programming, virtual field trips to theaters and zoos, and project-based activities designed to spark new curiosities. 

Middle School

Our online middle school students are in a time of great discovery of who they are and of the world. We know middle school students thrive when their unique social-emotional needs and young adolescent culture is supported. Our middle school pathways alignment is designed around learning, leadership and culture, fueling the passions and interests of our students. Whether in person or through our online school, middle school students will engage in these areas to explore academic interests, develop leadership skills, and engage in strategic social-emotional growth and support. 

High School

At the high school level, students can choose to attend One91 Virtual Academy full time, or take some courses online while attending Burnsville High School or Burnsville Alternative High School. 

The high school pathway experience allows for flexibility for students as they engage and participate in high school courses. Students are not required to focus on a singular pathway but those students who have found an area of high interest can take a sequence of courses. Courses are layered to provide students with the skill development needed to successfully earn the industry-recognized credentials. 

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. 

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