Washoe school district offers K-12 online option
Ryan Summerlin July 23, 2013
Students in the Washoe County School District who are looking for a new way to learn may find exactly what they’re looking for in WOLF School.
Under the guidance of licensed, local teachers, WOLF students take their classes online, on their own schedules, and at a pace that works for them.
Full-time courses are available for students in kindergarten through 12th grade, and they are free to any student living in Washoe County.
“WOLF is a great option for students who are struggling to fit school around other activities in their lives like athletics or some other professional activity,” said Katy Hadley, principal of WOLF School. “Some of our students want to finish school sooner so they can move on to college earlier in their academic careers, so they take classes at an accelerated rate.
“Other students simply prefer to attend classes at home. We have a variety of students at WOLF, and we are happy to offer this option to them and their families.”
“Our teachers are ready to guide each student’s education and ensure that they stay on schedule,” added Sandi Foster, WOLF School Coordinator. “They’re available to help during daytime and some evening hours, and students can come see them face-to-face if they need to. There is constant interaction and communication between students and teachers that ensures our students are successful in their studies.”
WOLF is designed to offer a flexible education option for students who need their class schedules to accommodate other activities, illness, or simply a change in learning environment.
Students can take their classwork with them wherever they go, complete their lessons, and submit them online. The WOLF School computer lab is also available to them for study or to complete classwork.
The coursework offered at WOLF meets rigorous state standards and is fully accredited by the Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC), AdvancED, and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).
Advanced Placement, Honors, and Gifted/Talented classes are offered along with a variety of elective courses.
Students can also tryout for athletic teams at their zoned schools, where they are welcome to participate in extracurricular activities.
If they want to take classes at their zoned schools that aren’t offered by WOLF, they can also attend those classes on-campus.
WOLF students have the opportunity to interact with their classmates in the online classroom, on field trips, at school activities, and working in tutoring groups.
Everyone is invited to attend the WOLF School Registration Fair on Wednesday, July 31, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at WOLF School, located at 785 W. 6th St. in Reno. For information, visit www.wolflearning.com or call 775-333-6100.
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