- Columbus Virtual Pathway (CVP)
- CVP Resources
In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic meant that many schools needed to go remote in some capacity. As a result, more students and families have some experience with a virtual school setting than before. This presented students and families with unique challenges and opportunities. Some students learned that the changes in the instructional model were not ideal for them, while others found that a virtual learning experience was exactly what they needed and found out they thrive in an online setting. One thing that we learned was that when it is designed well, a virtual learning environment can offer a significant number of benefits and opportunities for students. We are excited in BCSC to continue to offer a virtual learning option through Columbus Virtual Pathway, a pathway for you, for us, forward.
A pathway for you.
One of the primary elements of virtual learning is the ability to receive a high-quality education without having to physically go to a traditional brick-and-mortar school building each day. This feature allows students and families to develop a schedule for school that works with them and for them.
At the center of our work at CVP is to personalize learning for our students and meet them where they are. With the help of Edgenuity, our goal is to empower students to take ownership of their learning and provide flexible options to meet their goals. Students participate in a virtual classroom from the comfort of their own homes, or anywhere else they can access the internet, using a BCSC issued device. CVP students can develop a schedule that works best for them and their families, rather than having to adhere to a prearranged, inflexible schedule. This personalized schedule allows students to work at a pace that makes sense for their learning.
Our teachers work to be involved in each student's learning experience and look for ways to tailor instruction to fit individual student's needs. Students can access their teachers for one-on-one support or small group virtual instruction.
A pathway for us.
We believe students thrive when they experience relationships with peers, staff, and families that generate honest, respectful and trusting communication. Columbus Virtual Pathway is committed to working with students and families to ensure that they feel connected to their school community, even if they are not physically present in our building every day. Our Advisory program provides students with an opportunity to connect with each other and their teachers on a regular basis. Through Advisory, we will build a strong community that supports one another, celebrates our successes, and provides tools and strategies that can be used now and in the future.
A pathway forward.
Whether you are a student who has struggled in a traditional school setting and needs to catch up, a student looking for accelerated learning opportunities, a traveling athlete, or somewhere in between, Columbus Virtual Pathway can help you reach your goal with a high-quality virtual education. We meet students where they are and develop a plan to help them reach their goals. The flexibility of an online program along with the opportunities that BCSC provides for Career & Technical Education, Advanced-placement, dual credit, and more allows students to get the best of virtual and in-person instruction. The COVID-19 pandemic has left students in a variety of different places in their learning journies and as we look to regroup, reimagine, and return to learning, CVP is a pathway forward.
Columbus Virtual Pathway provides a personalized learning experience for BCSC students. We are a pathway forward for you that provides an alternative to the traditional school experience.
Edgenuity empowers students to take ownership over their learning with flexible online courses and curriculum that meet the needs of students.
For some students, the traditional high school format is not the best fit. CVP offers a personalized, self-paced, online school that gives students the flexibility and attention they need to be successful.
Whether you are a student that needs to catch up credits and get extra support, a gifted student wanting accelerated learning opportunities and more AP and dual credit options, or somewhere in between, Columbus Virtual Pathway is a great option for you!
Columbus Virtual Pathway allows you to move at a pace comfortable for you while receiving one-on-one attention in the areas you need it most.
Students enrolled in the Columbus Virtual Pathway will participate in high-quality online instruction and learning opportunities that guide them to mastery in core content areas. Instruction is aligned with Indiana State standards and utilizes Edgenuity along with additional BCSC adopted curriculum resources. Students attending Columbus Virtual Pathway will be enrolled in remote learning classes by the program director and will be served by a BCSC certified teacher. All Columbus Virtual Pathway students will be provided with BCSC resources and a BCSC device in order to access online instruction and will be able to participate in BCSC programs and extra-curricular activities at the schools where they are enrolled.
In addition to participating in remote learning, Virtual Pathway students:
- Will participate in scheduled online meetings and lessons with the Virtual Pathway teachers
- Must fully engage in online learning activities, complete classroom assignments and assessments
- Have access to a designated school library using a strategic pick-up/drop-off process
- Are eligible to participate in extracurricular activities that take place before or after school
- Have access to the i-Care before and/or after school program
While Columbus Virtual Pathway students generally work from home, we work hard to ensure that they don't feel isolated and alone. We pride ourselves on providing support, communication, and socialization opportunities for our students and their families through our Advisory program. If this sounds like a good fit for you and your family, we encourage you to enroll now or contact our office with your questions. We are more than happy to give you more information!
"I love being a student at CVP. It has given me the freedom to make my own schedule, which I really love. I can go at my own pace, which helps me with my learning disabilities. My favorite part is the online videos. I love how much Angie cares for us and eager to help. -Nolan, 9th grade
"Edgenuity has been a great online platform to work on. All of the classes move at my pace so I’ll never be behind or ahead. My teachers have been extremely supportive offering help and guidance along the way."
-Shelby, 11th grade
"I like to be able to take my time on a project if needed and less time on things that are easier for me. I love the online videos and Teachers. CVP has made learning fun again." -Ethan, 7th grade
"I love how well the video explains everything without being too long. The layout of it is perfect for me. I like how everything is straight forward and I’m not confused about anything after it is explained to me. I like how I can see how many assignments and activities are in the whole class and my progress is shown to me comparing to where I should be. Working with a program that is easy for me to understand has helped me keep my grades up and it hasn’t been stressful because I’m actually understanding what’s going on, unlike past programs I have worked though." -Kyra, 12th grade
Welcome parents! We are excited to work with you to make sure your child's experience in Columbus Virtual Pathway is a good one!
Columbus Virtual Pathway is an independent K-12 online pathway in which students engage with BCSC teachers virtually to become expert learners who are purposeful and motivated; resourceful and knowledgeable; strategic and goal-directed. The Columbus Virtual Pathway uses online courses that are developed by Edgenuity and facilitated by BCSC teachers. BCSC teachers will interact virtually, guide engagement, manage assignments, and promote personal growth through a high-quality, remote learning experience that incorporates the BCSC values listed below:
BCSC Vision: BCSC demonstrates a community commitment to deeper learning for one...and all.
BCSC will ensure a balanced, intentional, and forward looking approach to meet the following objectives:
- Provide a welcoming and diverse learning culture of respect, fairness, and trust
- Advance a deep community commitment to all learners’ health, personal, and academic success
- Enable achievement of core academic knowledge and varied levels of critical thinking
- Foster multiple perspectives to develop global citizens
- Provide multiple pathways that intellectually engage all learners
- Promote and support agile, collaborative learning environments
- Cultivate a commitment to a life-long learning process for all
Edgenuity Help Center - Parent Resources: Edgenuity has provided parents with a variety of resources designed to help your child succeed in their virtual courses!