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EdVisions Off Campus
Updated Oct 18, 2018
501 Main St. - Henderson MN - 56044
Type of autonomy arrangement: charter-tpp contract
About the Learning Program
EdVisions Off Campus uses a project-based online learning program. Students begin their day in an online advisory group, where students share their plan for the day, find encouragement, and share with adults and kids. Another "live" meeting time during the day is the one-on-one meeting with the student’s advisor, which students usually have from 3-5 times per week. During other times, students work individually and independently using laptops in their home environments.
From EdVisions Off Campus: We are an online, project-based charter school which serves grades 7-12, currently in our 14th year of operation. Our students do individualized projects based on their passions, life skills, and academic needs. Student interests and passions drive the projects they do, and their in-depth, well-designed projects create their curriculum with advisor (teacher) support.
Students meet with advisors one-on-one and also in small advisory groupings daily to develop relationships with their peers and caring adults in a video conferencing setting. Advisory groups get together for field trips throughout the year and there are larger all-school experiential education trips.
For EdVisions Off Campus, teacher-powered schools equal student success.
All staff work directly with students and play an integral role in creating our program. Needs of students can be addressed and acted upon professionally, with staff team support. Teachers model collaborative work to students who, in turn, do collaborative work themselves.
How our school is structured.
Co-directors split administrative duties that are mandated by fiscal and statutory requirements. They act on behalf of the other staff members and teams at the school and administer required paperwork. They report to the school staff and the school board. The co-directors are also both advisors (teachers) with a student caseload.
Site Teams run day-to-day operations of the school, while goal teams focus on new initiatives that are directly linked to student success. Teams hold meetings, make decisions, and then bring their suggestions to the whole staff. The whole staff votes. Paraprofessionals are also included in staff teams and decision making.
We have six Site Teams—Personnel, Finance, Technology, Senior, Events, and Special Services—and four current Goal Teams—Basic Skills, Life Skills, Experiential Education, and Wellness.