WOW HYBRID K-8

Are you interested in homeschooling, but not sure about making the leap?  Are some subjects forcing you to pull your hair out ? Are you a current full time student virtual student looking for a change in your homeschool methods? Or do you just want to try a dynamic and unique homeschooling experience?  

If you answered yes to any of these questions, the Way of Wisdom Hybrid program may be for you! WOW is intended to be a partner in your child's education, supporting and aiding homeschooling, and also providing accountability and curriculum. For the WOW hybrid program, each Tuesday for 15 weeks is 1 hour and 20 min core classes for math, english, science and social studies, as well as an additional hour of math for grades 1-8, and an additional hour of english for grades 5-8, both on Thursdays. Students then have a choice of 2 elective classes, which can be either WOW onsite electives or WOW offsite electives. Similar to the online component for the electives, the core classes have an online “check in”, with pacing and minimal online questions. At home, students work on their assignments and online questions, turning them in on Tuesday; onsite, classes provide instruction, proctored tests, and/or experiments/projects. Parents are REQUIRED to weekly check their assignments to be sure students are progressing, and are considered the primary form of instruction while families are not at WOW. There is also the obligation to complete a weekly mentor question, and standardized testing, such as NWEA/ MSTEP/PSAT/SAT. There are 3 weeks each semester in which students work strictly at home, following the pacing provided online and submitting work to OVA teachers of record via uploads or emails. The timing of the 3 weeks can vary each semester, but typically occurs at the end of August (1 week), the beginning of January (2 weeks), the end of January (1 week), and the end of May/beginning of June (2 weeks). 

 

The WOW hybrid program utilizes the following curriculum:  Math U see, All About Reading (up to level 3), Saxon Grammar and Writing 3-8, Elemental Science, Story of World (5-8), and Pearson Social Studies (K-4). Students are enrolled as full time Oxford Virtual Academy/WOW Hybrid students, and grades are recorded as Mastered/Not Mastered on transcripts/report cards, with a 65% earning a Mastered grade. 

 

The week for a WOW student can look different for each family, as there is flexibility for supplemental at home activities and field trips. Some families complete their work in 5 days, some in 4; some have all their electives on Thursdays, while others take advantage of the many offsite WOW opportunities.

 

FACTS AT A GLANCE

  • Grades K-8

  • Tuition-Free (Requires Enrollment in Oxford Schools)

  • Parent Facilitated

  • Mentor-Teacher Guided

  • Fusion of Schooling at Home, Online, and In-Person

  • Curriculum consists of 36 Weeks Prepared Virtual Lessons, as well as books/workbooks

  •  15 weeks of in person, onsite learning labs

  • Students Receive 4 Core and 2 Elective Courses Per Semester

  • Testing Required (MStep, PSAT)

  • NWEA Assessment

  • Grades (Mastered/Not Mastered for K-5) and Transcripts Provided