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MVP: Middie Virtual Program

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The Middie Virtual Program is a personalized learning experience for students in grades 7-12. 

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The Middie Virtual Program (MVP) is a hybrid model for Middletown students in grades 7-12. As part of the Middie Modernization Movement, the program will transform the current Midd State into MVP and offer opportunities for middle school students and greater flexibility for College Credit Plus (CCP).

MVP will utilize the Apex Learning system as the content provider supported by Middletown teachers, counselors, and administrators. MVP will offer students both the opportunity to work on a flexible schedule with the opportunity to get face to face support.

The 7-8 program is located on the MMS campus while the 9-12 program is located at the site of the former Midd State program. 

Personalized

  • All students enrolled in the MVP program will have the opportunity to access face to face teacher support as well as virtual support for academic progress.
  • All MVP students must commit to no less than a semester. A parent meeting will be required to reschedule after the semester break.
  • All students will receive their content through Apex Learning, Schoology, (Suite 360 or Naviance for college and career).
  • Students are expected to complete study guides and assignments in all courses with the exception of credit recovery.
  • Average time expected is 5-6 hours daily to stay on track with courses schedule
  • Daily attendance is tracked through time on task through Apex
  • Absences must be reported either to MMS for 7-8 or MVP 9-1

Independence and Flexibility

  • Students are able to move at their own pace following teacher pacing guidance
  • Students are expected to advocate for their individualized learning needs, ask questions
  • Students will be expected to attend the beginning of the school year face to face class sessions.  Regular face to face help sessions will be scheduled to support student success.
  • Transportation will be available for hybrid sessions for MVP students:
  • MVP 7-8 Regular school bus-8:00-11:30
  • MVP 9-12 City Bus Passes available for students
  • Virtual Tutoring sessions will be available during after school hours, contact your teacher for evening tutoring hours.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Any student participating in athletics must maintain 5 solid courses and be in good academic standing.
  • All MVP students may participate in after school clubs and activities, all school rules apply.

Communication

  • Parents may receive progress reports from Apex, sign-up with your student’s teacher.
  • Follow MVP activities
  • Schoology, OneCall, Remind, Twitter and Facebook
  • Grade reporting occurs at the semester, MVP students will not receive quarter grades
  • Conferences will be held following MMS and MHS conference schedules
  • MVP teachers will hold advisory meetings and regular student class meetings

Support Services

  • MVP students will have access to counseling services:
    •    School Counselor
    •    Counseling Source, Access Counseling
    •    Envision Partnerships
    •    Companions on a Journey
  • Social and Emotional lessons provided for all students through advisory
  • All MVP students have free access to the Primary Health Clinic located behind MHS high school.

How do I register my student(s)? ¿Cómo registro a mi estudiante?

Students in incoming grades 7-12 interested in this personalized approach to learning in both a virtual and hybrid model should register during regular school scheduling sessions.

Los estudiantes en los grados 7-12 interesados ​​en este enfoque personalizado de aprendizaje en un modelo virtual e híbrido deben registrarse durante las sesiones regulares de programación escolar.

Will MVP students be able to participate in extracurricular activities and athletics? ¿Podrán los estudiantes de MVP participar en actividades extracurriculares y atletismo?

Yes, students will be able to become involved in school sponsored activities.  They must meet the same eligibility guidelines that all students are required to meet.

Sí, los estudiantes podrán participar en actividades patrocinadas por la escuela. Deben cumplir con las mismas pautas de elegibilidad que todos los estudiantes deben cumplir.

Do students have to meet graduation requirements? ¿Los estudiantes tienen que cumplir con los requisitos de graduación?

Yes, the Board of Education approves the district graduation requirements based on the State requirements.

Sí, la Junta Educativa aprueba los requisitos de graduación del distrito basados en los requisitos estatales.

What are the advantages of a flexible schedule? ¿Cuáles son las ventajas de un horario flexible?

Many students use the flexibility to take College Credit Plus classes at Miami or Cincinnati State.  Other students use the flexibility to work while still completing their courses.

Muchos estudiantes utilizan la flexibilidad de tomar clases College Credit Plus en Miami o Cincinnati State. Otros estudiantes utilizan la flexibilidad para trabajar sin dejar de completar sus cursos.

How is MVP personalized and hybrid? ¿Cómo es MVP personalizado e híbrido?

The MVP opportunity is personalized because it allows students flexibility to learn on their own schedule and at a pace that allows for their learning style.  Students will be able to complete courses based on their mastery of the content.  Students who need additional support will be offered face to face support sessions scheduled at the Middle School or the MVP site (formerly Midd State).

La oportunidad de MVP es personalizada porque les permite a los estudiantes flexibilidad para aprender en su propio horario y a un ritmo que permite su estilo de aprendizaje. Los estudiantes podrán completar cursos basados en su dominio del contenido. A los estudiantes que necesiten apoyo adicional se les ofrecerán sesiones de apoyo cara a cara programadas en la High School o en el sitio MVP (anteriormente Midd State).

What are the characteristics of a student well suited for virtual learning? ¿Cuáles son las características de un alumno apto para el aprendizaje virtual?

Here are some success criteria when considering MVP:

  • Students who are able to work independently with support, willing to ask for help
  • Students that want flexibility but also want to complete their courses
  • Students that have social connections to peers

Estos son algunos criterios de éxito al considerar el MVP:

  • Estudiantes que pueden trabajar de forma independiente con apoyo, dispuestos a pedir ayuda.
  • Estudiantes que quieren flexibilidad pero también quieren completar sus cursos
  • Estudiantes que tienen conexiones sociales con sus compañeros. 

Will the Middle School and High School schedule an orientation for the MVP students and parents? ¿La Middle School y la High School secundaria programarán una orientación para los estudiantes y padres de MVP?

Yes, both schools will invite students and parents to an orientation.

Sí, ambas escuelas invitarán a estudiantes y padres a una orientación.

How will course content be delivered? ¿Cómo se entregará el contenido del curso?

The primary content is delivered through Apex Learning, a content provider well known for their 7-12 courses.  Students will also use Schoology - the district platform for content, assignments, resources and communication.

El contenido principal se entrega a través de Apex Learning, un proveedor de contenido conocido por sus cursos 7-12. Los estudiantes también usarán Schoology, la plataforma del distrito para contenido, tareas, recursos y comunicación.

Does Apex offer advanced courses? ¿Apex ofrece cursos avanzados?

Yes, Apex has Honors classes in all high school core courses as well as AP offerings.

Sí, Apex tiene clases de honores en todos los cursos básicos de la High School, así como ofertas de clases AP.

Does Apex offer credit recovery courses? ¿Apex ofrece cursos de recuperación de crédito?

Yes if you need to retake a class, Apex learning has courses geared toward credit recovery.

Sí, si necesita volver a tomar una clase, Apex Learning tiene cursos orientados a la recuperación de créditos.

If I enroll in MVP can I still take Middle School courses or High School courses like band and orchestra? Si me inscribo en MVP, ¿puedo seguir tomando cursos de High School o Middle School como banda y orquesta?

No, currently the schedule will not allow for students to take performance classes on campus.

No, actualmente el horario no permitirá que los estudiantes tomen clases de desempeño en el campus.

Will students be able to get content help when they have questions? ¿Podrán los estudiantes obtener ayuda con el contenido cuando tengan preguntas?

Yes, certified teachers in each core will be attached to the program as well as an Intervention Specialists.

Sí, se adjuntará al programa maestros certificados en cada núcleo, así como especialistas en intervención.

Will support services be available like Counseling, access to Health Care? ¿Habrá servicios de apoyo disponibles como consejería, acceso a la atención médica?

Yes, students will be supported through a virtual advisory program, have access to Counseling services and have access to Primary Health Center located at the high school.

Sí, los estudiantes serán apoyados a través de un programa de asesoría virtual, tendrán acceso a servicios de Consejería y tendrán acceso al centro de Primary Health Solution ubicado en la High School.

When I sign up, am I signing up for a quarter, a semester, or an entire school year? Cuando me inscribo, ¿me estoy inscribiendo por un trimestre, un semestre o un año escolar completo?

When you enroll in the MVP program, you are committing to a semester length of time.

Cuando se inscribe en el programa MVP, se compromete a un período de tiempo semestral.

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