The Thompson Online Campus provides an online educational experience for students in grades K-12 enrolled in the Thompson School District. The Thompson Online Campus is comprised of two programs that use to be known as Thompson On-Line and the Secondary Options for Achievement Resulting in Success (SOARS). Students taking classes through the Thompson Online Campus may be enrolled in one or both of the programs identified above; students may also be enrolled in the Thompson Online Campus part-time (as little as one class), while being enrolled in a regular school. The Thompson Online Campus works with over 500 students and families throughout the year.
The Thompson Online Campus strives to create a student-focused online learning environment. Student needs are identified and an online learning plan is developed. The end result is a custom designed online learning experience for each student. Students have the ability to access curriculum and assignments 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, from anywhere with an internet connection. Online teachers interact with students through multiple venues (including face to face and online) creating a virtual learning environment. Additional instructional delivery and feedback is available in our learning labs during the school year.
A student’s online experience is tailored to their instructional needs, pacing perferences, and lab/teacher support needs. Courses can be delivered in both a synchronous and an asynchronous manner allowing for enrollments throughout the school year. A synchronous enrollment is meant to work in conjunction with the school district’s semester schedule. An asynchronous enrollment is one in which a student begins and/or ends their semester-long class in a time period that may not line up with the traditional semester schedule. The Thompson Online Campus affords access to a variety of classes including credit recovery, core, comprehensive (NCAA Approved), and CTE (coming soon).
The 2019-20 Thompson Online Campus Lab Schedule. Note: Students will be assigned to a Scheduled Lab if the staff determine it is needed, or the student/parent request it. All students may use the Drop In Lab as needed. A student might have a combination of class time in the Scheduled Lab and time to work from home to create a complete schedule.
The staff at Thompson Online Campus believe that academic performance, attendance, and behavior are all critical to students successfully completing requirements for graduation. Students are expected to pass a majority of their classes within a semester (4 out of 6 for a full-time student). Student progress is checked weekly, and weekly progress reports are sent to students, parents, and counselors.
Formal progress checks, which may require face-to-face meetings, will occur at least two times a semester (dates will be posted later).
Failure to make progress and complete classes may result in a meeting with staff and/or administration, as well as a representative from the student’s brick and mortar school, to determine what support and interventions are needed to help the student to be successful, or to determine if online learning is a good option for the student.
For further information see our Handbook, or contact us.
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Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Drop-In Lab Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 3:30 pm