School District of Janesville Instructional Programing Options
The School District of Janesville has historically had multiple programming options for students and families that provide a quality education to prepare students for life and careers beyond high school. These programming options will continue to be provided for the 2020-21 school year.
The School District of Janesville will return to face to face instruction for the 2020-21 school year. We understand during the current situation and uncertain times due to COVID-19, students and families may need to consider additional options for returning to school during the 2020-21 school year.
The School District of Janesville offers the following options for students:
Face to Face Instruction for All Students (Early Childhood through Grade Twelve)
The School District of Janesville has a comprehensive educational system that consists of twelve elementary schools, three middle schools, two comprehensive high schools, and three charter schools. Instruction takes place at the designated school building face to face with a certified instructor(s).
In the event instruction cannot take place face to face, instruction will take place at home through a distance learning model provided by the student’s current teacher(s).
Students are automatically enrolled in face to face instruction.
Virtual Instruction for Kindergarten through Grade Twelve Students
The School District of Janesville has a well established K-12 virtual program, ARISE Virtual Academy (AVA). Instruction takes place in the student’s home on a daily basis with certified instructors available virtually throughout the day to instruct and provide assistance. Students are able to web conference with instructors as needed. Appointments are made for these conferences.
High School students are required to complete a semester’s worth of classes. Therefore, students cannot enroll in AVA between November 1st and the end of the first semester for first semester coursework completion or between March 15th and the end of the school year for the second semester.
High school students cannot return to Craig or Parker after week three of either semester, but can return at the end of the semester.
Families and students interested in this type of instruction can call (608) 743-6016 for an appointment to discuss enrolling in AVA full-time or go to ariseva.com to apply online and see what virtual learning entails for Elementary, Middle and High School students.
Hybrid Instruction For Middle and High School Only
Students and families have the option to also take courses at both AVA and a designated building. Determination of which courses can be taken in this hybrid model are based on the individual student with AVA representation, designated building representation, the student, and parent present.
The hybrid model creates a consistent daily schedule for students and families following the guidelines above for face to face and virtual instruction.
Examples of potential blended model student schedules:
- Student participates in AVA in the student’s home for English 9 and Algebra I, and attends designated high school for periods 1 through 6 to complete all other courses.
- Student participates in AVA in the student’s home for all core courses such as math, reading, writing, social studies, science, and attends designated school for electives or special courses such as music, art, and physical education.
Families and students interested in this type of instruction can call (608) 743-6016 for an appointment to discuss enrolling in AVA for hybrid learning, or can call their current primary school building to discuss enrolling in a blended learning model.