For Students

Is WIA Right For Me?

Online learning offers a unique experience and certain flexibility that is not available in a traditional classroom. While the online environment is a great alternative for some students, it is important to ensure it will be a good fit for you, your style of learning, and can fit well with your other commitments.
Because the state considers online learning an Alternative Learning Experience (ALE), students have many more responsibilities than they would in a regular classroom learning experience. Rules, which call for weekly progress and contact from each student in every course, help ensure that students are set up to succeed in the alternative environment.

Successful online students:

  • Have an internet connection and working computer they can use daily
  • Are able to set a realistic daily schedule to work on their online coursework
  • Are motivated, self-directed, and an independent worker
  • Are comfortable communicating with their teacher through email and phone
  • Are good at reading instructions and following directions
  • Have good organizational and time management skills
  • Reach out for help when they need it.

WIA works best for families that:

  • Guide and encourage their student to login daily and stay on pace
  • Utilize the Parent Canvas links to check for regular progress
  • Have a computer or district issued device with reliable internet connection 
  • A working environment away free from distraction
  • Communicate regularly with their student’s teacher

WIA Family Handbook

English Version | Spanish Version

Is WIA Right For Me?

Online learning offers a unique experience and certain flexibility that is not available in a traditional classroom. While the online environment is a great alternative for some students, it is important to ensure it will be a good fit for you, your style of learning, and can fit well with your other commitments.
Because the state considers online learning an Alternative Learning Experience (ALE), students have many more responsibilities than they would in a regular classroom learning experience. Rules, which call for weekly progress and contact from each student in every course, help ensure that students are set up to succeed in the alternative environment.

Successful online students:

  • Have an internet connection and working computer they can use daily
  • Are able to set a realistic daily schedule to work on their online coursework
  • Are motivated, self-directed, and an independent worker
  • Are comfortable communicating with their teacher through email and phone
  • Are good at reading instructions and following directions
  • Have good organizational and time management skills
  • Reach out for help when they need it.

WIA works best for families that:

  • Guide and encourage their student to login daily and stay on pace
  • Utilize the Parent Canvas links to check for regular progress
  • Have a computer or district issued device with reliable internet connection 
  • A working environment away free from distraction
  • Communicate regularly with their student’s teacher

WIA Family Handbook

English Version | Spanish Version

Common and Important Links