Algebra 1 in an Online Charter High School

Mountain Heights Academy (formerly Open High School of Utah) chooses its open educational resources carefully. Although their students were performing slightly above state math test averages with their original online algebra course, the administrative team of Director DeLaina Tonks and Curriculum Director Sarah Weston participated in the NROC pilot of Algebra 1 – An Open Course because they wanted a more robust, assessment-driven course. The pilot course was offered to students in grades 9-12, some of whom were taking algebra for the first time and others who were taking the course for credit recovery. Sixty-four of the students were full-time online students, and four students were taking the course as a supplement to their brick-and-mortar classes; these were first-time online students.

Program Statistics

School Enrollment: 350 full-time and 50 supplemental course enrollments
LMS and LOR: MoodleRooms
Contact: DeLaina Tonks, Director

Pilot Details

Number of Students: 68
Teacher Online Experience: Nine years in a traditional classroom; one year teaching online
Course Type: Fully online; full-time and supplemental students
Terms in Use: Algebra 1 piloted over two semesters in 2011-12; customized for the 2012-13 school year

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