Online Middle School Program
The Online Middle School program is accepting enrollment for the Spring, 2021 semester. Course sections are built based on student interest expressions and will be filled on a first come, first served basis. Due to the forecasted increase in interest for online learning, enrollment options will begin to rapidly diminish as the second semester draws near, so it is imperative that the enrollment process is completed as soon as possible and ideally by Friday, November 6. Please contact Judy Ehrlich at email@example.com to initiate this process. Online classes for the second semester will start on January 5, 2021.
Have you thought about online education?
Lewis-Palmer Middle School is excited to provide students with an opportunity to individualize and customize their education by providing an online option that honors student choice surrounding time, place, and path of learning. The Lewis-Palmer Online Middle School Program (LPOMSP) exists to serve eligible students in 7th and 8th grade with options for part-time and full-time* online enrollment.
Given the recent responses to COVID-19, it is important to understand the distinction between Distance Learning (formerly "Remote Learning" and enrollment in the Lewis-Palmer Online High School Program. The Distance Learning v. LPOMSP chart serves as a resource to outline the similarities and differences between the two learning modalities and inform enrollment decisions.
Students have the ability to access the curriculum and assignments 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from anywhere with an internet connection and receive the support from both content teachers as well as a site based Online Mentor. Students interested in enrollment with the Lewis-Palmer Online Middle School Program must have an active enrollment within Lewis-Palmer School District and live within D38 boundaries.
To succeed in the Lewis-Palmer Online Middle School Program students must be passionate about learning, own the learning process, and be dedicated and responsible for creating their successes. LPOMSP provides the option for flexibility but requires progress to be made in all online courses regularly. Students are required to be independent, motivated learners; much more so than in a traditional classroom. Therefore, students must demonstrate the ability to succeed independently in order to be allowed to continue in the online program. It is recommended that students engage consistently with academic content to promote retention and have a regular schooling schedule in place to manage time and meet course deadlines.
Students with exceptional support needs (ALP, IEP, 504, etc) will be able to access any of the in-person or online learning environments available. If a change of educational placement occurs, the school team will convene an IEP or 504 meeting to make the appropriate adjustments.
If your student is at all interested in enrolling in the Lewis-Palmer Online Middle School Program (or you would like more information), please complete the form linked below as soon as possible. Even if you have taken courses online this year and you are interested in continuing in the Online Middle School Program next school year, please also complete the form below and indicate that you have previously taken online courses!