Full-Time Online Learning: HAVEN Frequently Asked Questions

  • Will school meals be available for virtual and HAVEN students?

  • Will the district be providing the Accelerate Education workbooks necessary for learning and how will students receive them?

  • Can a student take courses through HAVEN and then other courses virtually, which would essentially be an open campus schedule?

  • If I choose the virtual learning option or HAVEN, can I still bring my child in to school for Special Education/Gifted Education services?

  • Can gifted students participate in the project-based programming that occurs throughout the school year? If so, how will this occur?

  • How will Speech, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and any other Related Services be provided?

  • How do the reopening options impact IEPs and GIEPs?

  • Does Hempfield provide the workbooks for elementary students to use?

  • Can the HAVEN program coordinator address the district community broadly in a meeting?

  • Can elementary students take special area subjects through HAVEN?

  • Will my child participate in classes or other activities with their Hempfield peers?

  • If students transfer to HAVEN and then transfer back to in-person learning, will that affect their Hempfield class placement and GPA?

  • If students take AP classes at HAVEN will their grades be weighted correctly for if/when the student transfers back to in-person learning?

  • What is the difference between cyber, virtual, and online learning?

  • Does HAVEN use an “off-the-shelf” platform and curriculum?

  • What is Hempfield’s online learning program called?

  • How long has Hempfield School District offered online learning opportunities?

  • Is there a maximum number of students permitted to enroll in Hempfield’s online learning program?

  • Can a student move in and out of the online learning program throughout the school year?

  • What if my child has an IEP or a GIEP?

  • What platform is used for online learning?

  • What curriculum does the online learning program follow?

  • Is there a cost for HAVEN?

  • What are the technical requirements for online learning?

  • What is a learning coach?

  • How will my student stay motivated to complete online learning?

  • What is a synchronous session?

  • Who teaches the HAVEN online classes?

  • What if a student needs additional support to understand the coursework?

  • What happens if a course is not iPad compatible?

  • How does Open Campus tie into HAVEN?

  • What if my student needs advanced learning options?

  • How much of the learning is online in front of a screen versus offline assignments, work, or projects?

  • Can students participate in extracurricular activities if they are enrolled online?

  • If my student completes their senior year online, can they participate in commencement activities?

  • Are students required to complete state testing?

  • Must online students meet specific graduation requirements?

  • How will I track my student’s progress?

  • Does the online learning program follow the Hempfield School District calendar?

  • How is attendance monitored?

  • How is orientation handled?

  • Is there a deadline to enroll in the full-time online learning option?