What is the Glenview Online Academy for Learning (GOAL)? How is it different from Remote+?

In all scenarios, District 34 will offer the option for parents to enroll their children in the Glenview Online Academy for Learning (GOAL). GOAL is a PK-8 virtual school that provides students an opportunity to engage in full-time remote learning for the 2020-2021 school year. GOAL will offer: 

  • Open enrollment (by trimester) to all PK-8 students 
  • Full registration, attendance requirements and all public education accountability structures
  • Utilization of best-practice online learning including, asynchronous, synchronous and off-line experiences 
  • A commitment to 5 hours of learning for grades 1-8 and 2½ for Kindergarten
  • An environment that addresses staff, student and parent feedback from the spring 2020 E-learning model 
  • Facilitation of all student services, needs, and academic requirements 
  • Implementation of a full complement of social-emotional learning, community building, parent outreach and all characteristics for a positive school culture    
  • FUN! School/grade virtual assemblies, virtual field trips, events and other such joyful times for families and children
  • Opportunities to ensure all children thrive in the GOAL through the integration of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) practices 

Remote+ won't be a preference -- it will be dictated by conditions. GOAL will happen in any scenario, even if we are in Remote+. The reasoning is that Remote+ is meant to be temporary until we are able to move into a Hybrid scenario with some in-person learning. While Remote+ and GOAL will be similar, the GOAL students will continue in the distance-learning environment (with some limited and safe in-person team- and relationship-building opportunities) even if the District declares a move to Hybrid.

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