Your Guide to Starting Strong
We are so excited you have chosen to school with us!
Knowing you want a successful start to your school year, the following information will ensure you are ready to go! Be sure to check your email daily and reach out to your Community Family Advisor with any questions. We are happy to support you as you build your routine, navigate our platforms, and begin course work.
Community Family Advisors (CFAs) are your primary point of contact, focused on the engagement and daily success of each family. CFAs will foster community-building with local/online sessions. Keep an eye out for more information!
Teachers are your academic resource and point of contact for content-specific support. Our teachers are Oklahoma-certified, and experts in their grade/course.
Completing the Paperwork
- Proof of Residence
- Immunization Record
- Proof of Age
- Computer and internet connection
- Distraction free learning area (desk, table, chair, pencil, paper, etc)
- New Families - Activate Learning Coach account and create Student account
- Log in to both Learning Coach and Student accounts
- Time zone settings (GMT-6:00 United State-Chicago)
- BlackBoard Collaborate Launcher
- Office 365
- Student Handbook (attached to your Welcome Pack email)
- School Calendar (attached to your Welcome Pack email)
- Welcome to Online Learning course
Required Orientation - All students attend live online (Class Connect) sessions.
- Specific times vary by school/grade level.
- Find your scheduled time in your Class Connect List.
- Log-in to the student account to access your session.
- Session must be accessed with a computer; mobile devices will not work.
Required Beginning Assessments - Assessments provide teachers valuable information for building individualized instruction plans to meet specific student needs. It is important students read each question carefully and do their best work. Students are required to take assessments several times throughout the school year.
- Assessment requirements vary by school/grade level.
- You will receive detailed instructions from your teacher/principal on how to complete your required assessments.
K12 Browser Recommendation
If Chrome is not currently installed on your computer, please click here to download the latest version.
You will also need to download and install the Flash enabler extension which will enable and save Flash settings for your classes. Please click here to download and install the extension.
For additional resources, please visit the K12 Support Page for Using Chrome Browser.
Create student account after setting up learning coach account.
Updating your Time Zone minimizes Class Connect scheduling errors.
NOTE: If you have Microsoft Office already installed on your computer, it is not necessary to download the Office 365 desktop application suite.
Download Blackboard collaborate before accessing your class connects.
You will need your student ID# frequently throughout the school year.
Learning Coach University (LCU)
Learning Coach University (LCU) is a 5-lesson course designed to help new coaches become comfortable with our online school. This training will provide you tools and information needed to support your student(s) and begin the road to an amazing school year. You are an essential part of what makes our school successful!
Earn your Learning Coach Expert Certificate by completing the 5-lessons in the Learning Coach University recordings!
K12 National Student Clubs
K12 offers a wide variety of online clubs to help your student have fun learning with other students who share similar passions and pursuits. These clubs are offered typically two times a month, and last one hour.
Visit K12 Student Clubs for more information!
Special Programs & Services
Gifted and Talented
This program provides enrichment opportunities for your student including acceleration options, enriching class connect sessions, online curriculum for computer science and coding, STEAM outings and events, academic and STEM competitions, and more.
One way your student can be identified as gifted and talented is through a nationally standardized test being offered online at the beginning of the school year. Testing is open to all students. Please complete this SY19-20 Gifted & Talented Testing Survey if you would like to have your student tested to be part of the gifted and talented program.
If your student has been identified as gifted in another school, they do not need to test again. Please email Holly Wyers, Gifted & Talented Resources Coordinator, your students documentation from the former school to be added to the program.
Please contact Holly Wyers if you have any questions about the program or meeting.
Gifted and Talented Resource Coordinator
405-259-9478 ext. 2076
We provide full continuum of special education services and supports. Specialized programming is provided by certified special educators in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) to children who meet eligibility requirements under one or more of the following disability categories, as defined by the State of Oklahoma:
- Developmental Delay
- Emotional Disturbance
- Hearing Impairment, Including Deafness
- Intellectual Disabilities
- Multiple Disabilities
- Orthopedic Impairments
- Other Health Impairments
- Specific Learning Disability
- Speech or Language Impairment
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Visual Impairment Including Blindness
If through Child Find activities, a child is identified as possibly having a disability and in need of special education services, we may seek parent consent to evaluate the child. All such evaluations will be conducted in compliance with applicable federal and state law and regulations.
Parents must report that their child has an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) during the enrollment process.You may contact our Special Services department if you have additional questions.
Parent Rights and Procedural Safeguards
Parents and guardians of children eligible for or currently receiving special education services have certain rights according to state and federal laws. For more information on parent rights in special education, a copy of the Oklahoma State Department of Education Parent Rights in Special Education and Notice of Procedural Safeguards is available on the State of Oklahoma Website.
Notification of Language Assistance Services
Any parent/legal guardian who is limited in speaking, writing, or reading English may request the school to provide access to services such as interpreter and/or translated documents. To request services please email or contact Katherine Young, ELL Coordinator for ISOK and OVCA. She will coordinate prompt access for the parent/legal guardian to the appropriate services and/or translator service.
Asistencia de idioma:
Cualquier padre que se limita al hablar, escribir o leer Inglés podrá
solicitar a la escuela para proporcionar acceso a servicios tales como intérprete y / o
documentos traducidos. Para solicitar los servicios envíe un correo electrónico o llamar al Coordinador de ELL, Katherine Young. Katherine Young coordinará el acceso sin demora para que el padre a los servicios apropiados y /o servicio de traductor.
(405) 835-2133 ext. 2173
(405) 259-9478 ext. 2173
We may disclose personally identifiable information from a student's education record as instructed by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Visit the U.S. Department of Education website for an inclusive list of FERPA rights.
Title 1 - Parents Right to Know
In accordance with Parents Right-to-Know requirement under the Every Student Succeeds Act - ESSA, Section1112 (e)(1)(A) this is notification to every parent/guardian of a student in a Title I school that you have the right to request information regarding your child’s teacher, including, at a minimum:
- whether the teacher has met the state requirements for licensure and certification for the grade levels and subject-matters in which the teacher provides instruction; and
- whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or their provisional status through which state qualification or licensing criteria have been waived; and
- the college major and any other graduate certification or degree held by the teacher, and the field of discipline of the certification or degree; and
- whether the child is provided services by paraprofessionals, and if so, their qualifications.
In addition, each Title I school must provide notification if your student has been taught for four or more consecutive weeks by a teacher who is not Oklahoma certified, if applicable.
We are proud to provide your student the best possible educational experiences and strive to recruit the most qualified, experienced, and passionate educators. All teachers employed for SY19-20 are Oklahoma certified as defined by the State Department of Oklahoma.
For more information regarding certification criteria or other public school related matters you may visit the Oklahoma State Department of Education website.