iHigh Virtual Academy is a public high school offering students the opportunity to earn a high school diploma primarily online. Courses are accredited, rigorous, and suitable for college-bound students. While monitored and supported by local teachers, students complete coursework in a much more flexible, self-directed manner than in a traditional classroom.
Advantages of this structure include:
While most interaction takes place online, students use physical lesson materials, offline tools and will meet face to face with their instructors. In addition to providing individualized learning, iHigh provides the structure, administrative support, oversight, accountability and state testing required of all public schools.
Method of Instruction
The method of instruction used at iHigh is independent study/home study. Each student is assigned a content teacher according to the student's schedule. The content teacher grades the hard copy portion of student work and provides support with academic planning, subject matter and program questions. The content teacher also proctors exams and student labs.
All students also have a supervising teacher who facilitates enrollment, distributes materials, coordinates students studies and collects student work. The parent, student and supervising teacher sign agreements that outline what is to be studied and when the work is due.
Students also have subject expert teachers who teach study groups and assess student work. Students may attend study groups on campus for additional direct instruction, collaborative learning and enrichment.
Roles and Expectations
The Content Teacher
The Supervising Teacher
Students at iHigh Virtual Academy will use the APEX Learning program for their courses. There are 120+ online courses to suit a student's unique interests and goals. Along with the supervising teacher, who will oversee all student work, and a local San Diego Unified School District subject expert teacher, students will have an APEX subject expert teacher. The APEX teacher will be the subject teacher while the SDUSD teacher will provide guidance and direction for student's success.
ScheduleStudents take three classes per nine week session. This enables the student to complete 6 credits per semester or 12 credits per year.
Who Attends iHigh?
Students who attend iHigh are motivated, self-directed, and can manage their time. They come from various geographic locations, and are from a broad range of backgrounds and abilities. Students who might be interested in attending iHigh Virtual Academy: