Highly Qualified Certified Virtual Teachers

A Successful Virtual school has Highly Qualified Certified Virtual Teachers

Miami-Dade Online students are assigned to Florida certified teachers who are responsible to support students as they work through a standards-based curriculum.   They teach the virtual weekly classes, schedule the monthly student evaluations, grade assignments, offer office hours, and monitor the student’s progress daily.  The student and teacher enhance their academic relationship using today’s technology, which may include a combination of email, video chats, phone calls, text messages, and teacher feedback videos. Teachers review a student’s progress, document their interactions with each student, and develop the strategies to improve a student’s online education. Teachers also provide students with academic challenges to raise the academic bar and create education plans for struggling students. Teachers individualize each plan based on a student’s needs and academic capability.

All students are assigned six courses. From Kindergarten to third grade, students work on each class every day to reach a total of 20 hours a week. From the fourth grade to twelfth grade, students work on each class every day to reach a total of 30 hours a week. Grades are finalized twice a year at the end of each semester (once in January and once in June). In this two-semester program, everyone from teachers to parents and students has a part to play, which is why students have the potential for great success within this program.