Department of Personalized Learning Opportunities
The Department of Personalized Learning Opportunities seeks to provide choice regarding place, time, pace, and path with considerations for the unique needs and goals of each student. Our multi-faceted approach allows us to provide support to multiple departments in the district.
The KISD iChoose Virtual Learning program is designed to address the needs of students by providing opportunities for students to complete foundation courses in CTE pathways, accelerate completion of language acquisition courses, pursue their interests during the school day, and prepare them for success in online coursework as they continue their education past high school.
Facilitated Virtual (Grades 7-12): includes an in-class, certified mentor/facilitator with a remote Keller ISD teacher who is certified in the content area. Students in grades 7-8 have a designated class period in their schedule when they work on their courses and attend school in person for a full day.
Virtual (Grades 7-12): students are able to have control over place and time with courses that are available to them 24/7 with a remote Keller ISD teacher who is certified in the content area. Courses are offered in 9-week accelerated sessions in early spring and 6-week accelerated sessions in late spring and summer. High School students also have the option of scheduling virtual courses into their schedule as a period of their day which can be completed off-campus. The option is for outside of school day only (in addition to a regular in-person school schedule) and must be paid for through the Keller ISD web store.
Blended (Grades 11-12): student receives both online and traditional instruction. Student must attend class in person three times per week, with flex time the remaining two days of the week. Flex time can be used for small group instruction, tutoring, and remediation.
iChoose Flex (Grades 9-12): This program requires attendance in person for 1-4 hours each day with the rest of their schedule being conducted asynchronously online. Typically, students in iChoose Flex take their fine arts, athletics, or CTE classes in person and complete their core work online. Options for AP and Dual Credit classes are available through the Texas Virtual School Network (TxVSN) and Tarrant County College (TCC). Schedules for students in iChoose Flex are highly personalized to meet the needs of each student in the program.
iChoose Accelerate (TCHS Grades 9-11): This program provides opportunities for incoming students at Timber Creek High School to continue to participate in elective programs without having to make a choice to eliminate one due to scheduling issues. Students are able to accelerate their learning to provide room in their schedules for future years so that they can pursue combinations of elective programs that are important to them.
Students who are interested in Facilitated Virtual, Virtual, or Blended options should choose those courses when schedules are created for each school year. Students wishing to pursue Flex or Accelerate should contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.