With the eLearning program, your student will stay enrolled in their home school and receive remote instruction from a district teacher uninterrupted by schools closures. The FNSBSD eLearning program will:
- Provide a consistent and reliable plan for students and families
- Offer courses aligned to district curriculum
- Ensure secondary courses meet NCAA and graduation requirements
- Provide resources to support parents as learning coaches for their students
- Ensure virtual teachers have been trained to engage students and support online learners
The virtual program is still connected to a student’s neighborhood/choice school. Parents and students will continue to:
- Receive school communications
- Have opportunities to participate in activities, clubs, and athletics
- Access academic planning and graduation support
What is E-Learning?
eLearning is a robust remote learning program offered by the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District. It enables students to complete online courses, yet still stay deeply connected to their school. eLearning offers high quality, rigorous, and well-rounded learning opportunities. It also includes instructional supports.
Empower Students and Families
Students prosper when parents take an active role in education. As part of the eLearning program, staff, parents, and students will collaborate to build the student's learning plan. Parents can be closely involved in their child's daily education, while supporting the teacher's weekly lessons and learning goals. Supportive FNSBSD teachers and eLearning faciliators help to keep students on track. Secondary students receive weekly coaching reports from Ape to see their student's progress through the curriculum. Elementary students will enjoy a close relationship with their teacher through a variety of collaborative activities.
Energize Student Engagement
Because eLearning is personalized, kids that choose to enroll in this online program will have the benefit of pacing their own learning. Students will also have opportunities to engage with real world applications of learning. Your student will also have a variety of options for staying connected to friends, clubs, and sports at their home school.
We understand that information around Covid-19 and schools is changing frequently. If you're interested in eLearning for your student and would like to register, please contact Teaching and Learning at 452-2000 ext. 11202.
As we get closer to the start of school, you'll be contacted to both confirm your interest in eLearning and to begin establishing your child's learning plan.
What is the difference between blended learning and eLearning?
What is the difference between eLearning and homeschooling?
What will be expected of my student if they enroll in eLearning?
What are the benefits of eLearning in the District?
What happens if I take my child out of the District and enroll in another homeschool, like CyberLynx or Raven?
Will FNSBSD eLearning be synchronous or asynchronous?
Will students in the eLearning program earn grades?
Can my eLearning student go back to the classroom if our family feels comfortable?
My student is at a charter school or alternative school. If I decide to attend school 100% online through the new eLearning program, do I lose my place at that school?
What if my student does not have a computer or internet access?
Will special education services be provided to my child if I choose eLearning?
Can my student still get breakfast and lunch from the school?