South Bend Virtual School now accepting students
SOUTH BEND, Ind. – The South Bend Community School Corporation is now enrolling students in grades K-12 for the South Bend Virtual School.
The year-old program is designed for full-time students choosing to take most of their classes online.
The program is supported by a physical location within the former Perley School facility, where students and parents can find the office of the Virtual School’s principal, Mansour Eid. Principal Eid will be available just as the principal of a traditional school would be.
The building will also be used for State testing.
“This curriculum provides our students an expansive, flexible, and self-paced education,” said Mansour Eid, principal of South Bend Community School Corporation’s Virtual School. “With a keen focus on each student and their learning style, we provide meaningful and individualized education to students who seek to learn outside of the traditional classroom setting, preparing them for careers and college and engaging them with our local and global community.”
Students enrolled in the Virtual School will have access to a SBCSC online education along with the ability to meet one-on-one with teachers in person.
Enrolled students will receive a free Chromebook and access to all curricular resources SBCSC provides, including free wi-fi hotspots.
Students in grades 9-12 will be taught by teachers within SBCSC, while students in grades K-8 will be taught by specially-trained online teachers from Edmentum until the corporation builds its pool of teachers.
The Virtual School also offers school counseling and special education options.
The curriculum consists of self-paced learning modules with support from qualified SBCSC teachers. The following courses are offered:
- English/Language Arts
- Social Studies
- Directed electives
- Physical Education
- Health and Wellness
Along with one-on-one meetings with teachers, students will also have opportunities to work with other students through optional, whole group activities and meetings.
This program is ideal for:
- Students outside of the district who want a SBCSC education without physically attending a school building
- Students who require special accommodations that can’t be met in a school building
- Students who attend an SBCSC school but want to take elective or advanced courses that aren’t offered at the school they attend
- Students who need a short- or long-term alternative to in-person classes
- Students who need credits or accelerated progress toward graduation
To learn more about the Virtual School program, please contact Principal Eid at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 574-393-6169.