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An MVP Day:
Establish Your Routine


Establishing a daily routine is key to being successful with online learning.  Working with your student to set up a daily schedule is a great way to start the semester with MVP.  Ask your student about a typical school day. Consider their ability to stay focused and how long they can reasonably devote their full attention to a task.

We have a couple of example schedules below, but your student’s schedule may look different depending upon grade level, your child’s personal learning needs, and your family dynamics. These schedules are flexible and can be adjusted to meet your daily needs.  

Elementary | K-5

Sample Schedule

 

15 minutes MORNING MEETING
60-75  minutes LANGUAGE ARTS
20 minutes SNACK & BRAIN BREAK
45-60 minutes MATHEMATICS
40 minutes   LUNCH & FREE PLAY
30-45 minutes SCIENCE
10 minutes BRAIN BREAK
30-45 minutes SOCIAL STUDIES
10 minutes BRAIN BREAK
30 minutes ELECTIVES (ART, MUSIC, ETC)
15-20 minutes AFTERNOON MEETING & RECAP

Secondary | 6-12

Sample Schedule

 

15 minutes REVIEW DAILY SCHEDULE
60  minutes MATHEMATICS
20 minutes TEACHER MEETINGS – EMAILS
45-60 minutes SCIENCE
40 minutes LUNCH
45 minutes LANGUAGE ARTS
10 minutes CONTENT SUPPORT CHAT
60 minutes SOCIAL STUDIES
10 minutes BRAIN BREAK
30-60 minutes ELECTIVES (CTE, ARTS, ETC)
15-20 minutes AFTERNOON MEETING & RECAP

WHAT TO EXPECT:
PARENT/GUARDIAN ROLE

Parents should plan to view all orientation materials for newly enrolled students in order to support their student(s) throughout the term.  Parents must ensure each student has readily available internet access and should be prepared to provide supervision and act as a direct contact with the teacher.  To assist with student accountability, parents have login credentials and can view various reporting tools in order to assist with the monitoring of student progress.  

It is important that students have a solid support system to help them stay on track with their course work. 

WHAT TO EXPECT:
STUDENT ROLE

Students play an important role in their own education at each stage of child development. We believe students should take initiative and be active members of their learning team with their teachers and parents.

As a student progresses through grade levels, he or she gains the skills necessary to navigate an open and autonomous learning environment.

With MVP, students can work with their learning coach and teachers to progress through the curriculum at their own pace. Our curricular program is comprehensive and fully constructed before day 1, so the teachers are available to help clarify concepts and expand a child’s understanding of the lesson. During the elementary school years, the learning coach plays an important role in supporting the student, as it is up to the students to demonstrate mastery of the material.

We recommend that students in kindergarten through grade 3 spend at least three to four hours on schoolwork and activities each day; and students in grades 4-5 plan to spend four to five hours.  Our elementary curriculum includes a workbook for activities, but a consistent internet connection is required to access the primary learning materials and meetings with your teacher.

Middle School (6-8)

As students enter middle school, we understand there is a greater capacity for them to take more responsibility for their academic success. MVP students can complete assignments with a higher level of self-sufficiency, but maintain access to important supports like Concept Coaching and individualized appointments with their teacher of record. Students typically spend between four to six hours each day on schoolwork and activities, depending on their elective course selections.

High School (9-12)

Our secondary platforms support the development of executive functioning skills in order to help students set academic priorities.  Students can also access coursework that helps develop note-taking skills, study skills, and other important academic skills that help  with meeting deadlines for assignments. High school students can expect to spend five to seven hours on schoolwork each day; however; this amount can vary depending on the level of courses they are taking (AP, Honors, gifted and talented, etc.), chosen electives, and extra-curricular participation.