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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. 

Interested in learning more or enrolling in Virtual Academy? Let us know through the Virtual Academy Interest form

Student Experience in Grades K-5: Spark Wonder

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. Read more about our Elementary Pathways.

Student Experience in Grades 6-8: Fuel Passion

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. Read more about our Middle School Pathways.

Student Experience in Grades 9-12: Blaze Your Path

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. 

Students in the online school will have the opportunity to engage in the Arts, Communication, Information Technology pathway courses for 2021-2022 and we look forward to continuing to develop online pathway options in the future. Read more about our High School Pathways.

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. 

Interested in learning more or enrolling in Virtual Academy? Let us know through the Virtual Academy Interest form