Satellite classroom created for students at Woodland Alternative High School
TEAM High School, short for Teaching Educational Academics Meritoriously, has partnered with Woodland High School to provide a place of in-person learning for students in alternative schools.
Elizabeth Vallaire, math and science teacher at TEAM, said it would be beneficial for students to have a satellite classroom to complete their education while taking classes at Woodland High School, a statement said. Press.
âTEAM students will now be able to easily participate in sports or other extracurricular activities where TEAM could not previously provide transportation from our school to WHS,â said Vallaire. âIn addition, TEAM students will have more access to counselors and special education staff and will have the opportunity to thrive in social interactions with their peers, such as during lunch. “
Programs that offered distance learning before the pandemic, such as TEAM High School and Lewis River Academy, saw an influx of students when all classrooms switched to online learning, the statement said.
The satellite classroom will replace an unused science lab.
âWoodland High School’s administrators and advisory team have worked incredibly hard to help support TEAM High School through the pandemic,â said Jake Hall, executive director of learning materials and alternatives.
TEAM serves students from Grades 9 to 12 and Lewis River Academy serves students from Kindergarten to Grade 8.
âWe often have students who are great freelancers and fit the Apex model really well, but struggle with just one subject,â Vallaire said. âOur ratio is not designed to provide daily assistance to students in a particular class. Therefore, allowing students to enroll means they can get the targeted assistance they need in a particular subject while still retaining the schedule freedom that alternative high school provides.