Although attendance is logged in a traditional Monday–Friday model, we understand learning can happen anywhere, at any time.
In general, K–5 students should expect to spend approximately 4–7 hours on schoolwork per school day, depending on grade level.
- Grades K–2: Approximately 4–5 hours of productive school work, 5 days per week
- Grades 3–5: Approximately 5–7 hours of effective school work, 5 days per week
Much like a traditional school, students begin the day in homeroom with group instruction. Individual and small group instruction will be scheduled throughout the week, and lessons typically last 30-45 minutes. These are required classes and attendance is expected.
- Students are expected to attend all classes offered to them.
- Whole group instruction occurs Monday through Friday 9:00 – 10:00am. This is your homeroom class.
- These classes will cover mostly math and language arts.
- Students may log into class 15 minutes before the scheduled start time for class. Please login before the start of class to ensure your microphone is working and that you are prepared for class.
- Small groups will be scheduled based on results from Star360 and one-on-one assessments your child does with their homeroom teacher. We will also offer small groups to students who need extra support as well as enrichment. These are required classes. Small groups will be scheduled Monday through Thursday between 10:00am – 12:30pm and will last for 30-45 minutes. More information will be shared from your child’s homeroom teacher.
In grades K–5, a Learning Coach can expect to be very hands-on with their student’s education. Although the level of involvement really depends on your individual child, Learning Coaches for our elementary students typically work the same number of hours as their student do.
We like to prepare our learning coaches by being transparent that the initial 4–8 weeks can be intensive, as families settle into a routine.
- Grades K–2: Parent/Learning Coach daily involvement is critical as only 10-15 percent of learning is happening online, and parents must help deliver content offline.
- Grades 3–5: Students begin to have increased independence, but parent/Learning Coach involvement is essential for about 70–80 percent of school time and approximately 15–25 percent of this time is online
As a public school or students are expected to participate in annual state testing beginning in 3rd grade.
In addition, ORVA administers in-house STAR 360 testing online, multiple times throughout the year to all of our students. The results of this testing help us align instruction to your student’s academic needs — for example, offering small groups to students who need extra support or enrichment.