Thank you for choosing Agora Cyber Charter School! We are excited to have your family as a part of Agora’s Middle School program and online school community. The next step is for the learning coach and the student to participate in a mandatory, online Student Orientation Program during the student’s first three days of school. This comprehensive program is designed to ease your family into the online learning environment and prepare the student to begin content courses. During orientation the learning coach and the student will receive the necessary knowledge and skills to work in the Online School and develop proficiency in the use of computer technology.
Beginning the first day of school, you and the student will attend live and online orientation sessions at 9:00am, 11:00am, and 1:00pm. Students must attend all orientation live sessions to be marked present in school. The learning coach is expected to sit with the student during all live sessions to assist with use of the online tools and to check for comprehension. If more than one student is attending Agora, the learning should sit with and attend online orientation sessions with the youngest student.
Each student is assigned an Orientation Advisor who delivers instructional content through online sessions. During each session students receive real-time interaction, participate in skill building activities and are instructed to complete orientation assignments in the Online Learning course. The Orientation Advisor teaches school policies and procedures, how to navigate and work in the online school platform, how to effectively communicate with teachers and staff and the daily responsibilities of a successful online school student. The Orientation Advisor monitors student progress in the Orientation Program and determines if the student needs additional support before they transition to content courses.
Prepare for the Start of School and Orientation:
1. Check email regularly for the Registration ID to setup the Online School accounts, important school updates and other information to prepare your family for the first day of school.
2. All newly registered families should complete all of the steps in the following Agora Preparation Checklist prior to the first day of school Agora Cyber Charter School Preparation Checklist.
3. Refer to the following guide for directions to log into the Online School and attend the orientation live sessions on the first day of school How to Log into the Online School and Attend Live Sessions_Grades 6-12_2017-18.
Please communicate all equipment and online school technical issues to Agora’s dedicated Information Technology Support Team at (855) 412 – 3712. The support center is available Monday- Friday: 8:00 am -11:59pm and Saturday and Sunday: 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm (except on designated holidays). Or visit the website at https://www.help.k12.com/s/article/The-Agora-Support-Corner
Your partner in education,
Ms. Lori Waylonis
Grades 6 – 8