Department of Personalized Learning Opportunities
The Keller ISD virtual learning team is once again offering Professional Communications online during two sessions in the spring. Students will work on these courses wherever and whenever they want, with strict ending deadlines. Registrations must be received and paid for one week prior to each session. For spring, deadline to register is January 6. For Maymester, deadline to register is April 13.
Students must have access to internet and an internet-capable device, as well as a method for recording and uploading video, such as a mobile phone or video camera. To see more information or to register, visit the iChoose Virtual Learning Professional Communications flyer.
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.
Virtual (Grades 8-12): 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. Click here for 2019-20 sessions.
Blended (Grades 11-12): student receives both online and traditional instruction. Student must attend class 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.
Accelerated (Grades 3-8): student remains with their current grade cohort while pursuing content above grade level. In addition to a traditional model, options include virtual and remote learning models. For more information, see the Advanced Academics page.
Current offerings in Blended and Virtual coursework include:
Core * CTE Language Blended Instruction English I Entrepreneurship (1 credit) French I and II English IV, AP English Lit English IV Lifetime Nutrition and Wellness (.5 credit) German I and II English III World Geography Personal Financial Literacy (.5 credit) Spanish I and II U.S. History Government Sociology (.5 credit) Latin I and II AP U.S. History Economics Professional Communications (.5 credit) Discovering Languages and Culture (Middle School .5 credit) Environmental Systems Touch System Data Entry (.5 credit) Earth and Space Science Technology Applications (Middle School .5 credit) Algebra I Automotive Basics Geometry Discovering Languages and Culture (Middle School .5 credit) Pre-Calculus
* Core content is available online during the 2019-2020 school year for special programs only, including the iChoose program at KCAL and the iChoose program at Timber Creek High School. Enrollment for these programs is currently closed. Available core classes will be posted in the 2020-2021 course catalog for enrollment when available.