Texas Education Commissioner, Mike Morath, has outlined two remote instructional options available for the upcoming school year.
Argyle ISD has selected the remote asynchronous instruction model as it provides full state funding, along with flexibility for our students and staff. By choosing this model for the district as a whole, it allows us greater flexibility for our younger learners, while still providing synchronous instruction for our older students. It is important to note that the District will provide real-time, synchronous opportunities and expectations for learning. These live, virtual, interactive connections will vary based on grade-level and subject matter. For example, secondary students will be required to be virtually present during most of their classes during a school day. Our younger students will be required to be virtually present at times throughout the day, depending on their ability to remain engaged.
The District is required to take daily attendance for virtual learners. There will be mandatory daily check-ins for students who select virtual learning. Daily attendance may be measured through:
All virtual learning will be provided by Argyle ISD teachers. Virtual classes will be graded with the same expectations as those classes that are held in-person. For high school students, virtual grades will be calculated in GPA.
Grades K-4 Virtual Learning Classes
Students in Grades K-4 will be provided a virtual classroom with a virtual teacher. Virtual students will have interaction with their teacher, as well as their virtual classmates throughout the day.
Grades 5-12 Virtual Learning Classes
Students in Grades 5-12 will be provided virtual instruction through one of two ways.