Catching up to grade level can be overwhelming for both students and teachers. For middle- and high-school students, catching up means finding time to repeat and master content and skills they struggled with and learning the current material, all while completing other graduation requirements and fulfilling personal responsibilities.
Edgenuity’s credit recovery courses are designed to help students learn at their own pace and on their own time. The flexibility and design of these courses empower students to focus on exactly the content they need to in order to catch up to their peers, recover lost credits, and graduate on time.
Edgenuity’s self-paced learning and pretesting allow students to spend more time on what they need and less time on content they’ve already mastered. Course content is aligned to state standards and the Common Core, and can be customized to meet the standards of your school or district.
There are many different ways to help students recover credits, and with the flexibility Edgenuity courses offer, students can complete their work anywhere and anytime they have access to a device and Wi-Fi. Schools and districts throughout the US have designed a number of different credit recovery programs to meet their needs, including these common implementations:
Many schools develop a credit recovery lab for students to attend during their free time, like a study hall period, a before- or after-school program, or a weekend learning program. Labs can be staffed by a teacher or facilitator and offer students a dedicated time and place to complete their work.
Traditionally, schools offer summer school as an option for students who need to make up work and retake courses. With online learning, your school or district can offer credit recovery courses during the summer months for students to complete from home or on campus.
Rather than wait for a student to fail a full course, some schools offer students the opportunity to recover a single unit or module, or study before completing a course. This helps students proactively stay on track before they’ve had a chance to fall behind.
Recapturing the attention and focus of students who have fallen behind their classmates is the first step in getting them back on track to graduate. Edgenuity’s online courses feature direct-instruction videos with expert, on-screen teachers who explain concepts and help students make real-world connections to what they’re learning.
Our courses are built using the latest research in online learning, educational psychology, and instructional design, and support the three guiding principles of Universal Design for Learning—multiple means of representation, expression, and engagement. Students also have access to a wealth of learning scaffolds and tools, including translation capabilities, read aloud, and a dynamic interactive glossary. And because students control the pace of their learning and can pause and review content whenever they need, they can focus exactly on what they need to in order to move forward.
MPS partners with Edgenuity to offer credit recovery that meets their students’ specific needs, which has led to the completion of over 10,000 courses in just 3 years.
Roxana worked with Edgenuity to design an innovative credit recovery program that runs year-round, giving their students many opportunities to earn the credits they need to graduate.