Joann Dawe

Title
Principal
Staff Department
Administration
Phone
(303) 591-8627
Bio

Dear Parents and Students:

Welcome to St. Vrain Online Global Academy. St. Vrain Online Global Academy is a virtual high school providing top-quality, personalized education for students outside of the brick and mortar classroom for students in grades 9-12. Students have the opportunity to work in an online environment leading to a St. Vrain Valley high school diploma.

The school has been designed as an educational alternative for a diverse population of students who want to earn a high school diploma and need or prefer the flexibility and convenience of online education to complete their course work. Students must feel comfortable in a learning environment that places emphasis on individuals taking responsibility for their own learning.

Offering a complete high school curriculum, including Honors and Advanced Placement courses, students at St. Vrain Online Global Academy will be prepared for college and a career. Highly qualified and certificated instructors teach all online courses, and the curriculum meets not only Colorado State Standards but also the iNACOL (International Association for K-12 Online Learning) National Teaching and Learning Standards for Quality Online Programs. Additionally, the curriculum meets the Advanced Placement College Board and NCAA requirements.

St. Vrain Online Global Academy permits students to achieve academic success utilizing high quality instruction and curriculum provided by FLVS Global powered by Florida Virtual School (FLVS) while allowing them to choose when and where to learn. Instruction in courses is delivered from a teacher to a student primarily through the use of technology via the Internet in a virtual or remote setting. Students interact regularly with their instructors via telephone, texting, email, blogging, and other online communications tools.

Successful students at St. Vrain Online Global Academy are strong independent workers, have good self-discipline, have good basic computer skills, and good time management skills. Our students are self-motivated, have the ability to apply critical thinking and problem solving strategies, and are comfortable expressing themselves both orally and in their writing. Students are expected to check in face-to-face on a weekly basis with the St. Vrain Online Global Academy counselor/administrator at our Longmont location as well as logging in for a minimum number of hours in the online environment per week. Our parents are a key component in a student's success in the online classroom.

We are committed to creating a successful learning experience for all students. At St. Vrain Online Global Academy, the world is your classroom.

Sincerely,

Joann Dawe, SVOGA Principal