Poway Virtual Courses are available to secondary students, regardless of the learning model they choose (on campus or Poway Virtual Academy). Poway Virtual Courses are online courses in a limited number of subject areas. These courses are offered on a trimester basis, are taught by Poway USD teachers using Poway USD curriculum, and serve students from around the district. Due to limited availability of these courses, student enrollment is determined by lottery, with preference given to seniors needing the course to graduate. Students interested in Poway Virtual Courses should contact the counselor at their school site to enroll.
Are You Ready For an Online Learning Experience?
Preparing yourself for an online course, whether it is totally online or with some classroom time, is a matter of asking a series of questions. Studies have shown that it takes a certain amount of self-discipline and motivation to schedule and manage yourself in an online course. If this is your first experience with online or distance learning, your skill set of experiences and expectations begin with your educational goals with the course.
What purpose does this online course serve in my education?
Think the process through!
You may have to work without face-to-face contact with your teacher, your classmates, and possibly outside academic support.
How confident am I of
- Managing my time?
- Keeping my focus on the course objectives and assignments?
- Taking responsibility for accomplishing tasks?
- Meeting unexpected problems or challenges?