General Middle School Program Description

  • Middle students (grades 6-8) enrolled in Clover Virtual Academy will receive daily instruction in English language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, and elective courses.  Canvas is the learning management system used to deliver instruction, and WebEx is used for live synchronous sessions. A course guide is found here.

    Instruction is based on South Carolina State Standards.  The standards are found here: https://ed.sc.gov/instruction/standards-learning/

    Students will follow a schedule with time alloted for English language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, and elective courses. Part of each class period will be live synchronous instruction, and the remaining time is independent work or small group instruction. Students eligible for gifted/talented instruction, ESOL, tiered interventions, or special education services will receive these services within their scheduled school day. 

    What to Expect – Middle Grades 6-8

    • Students will be assigned to a team of CSD certified teachers in the appropriate grade-level and subject area with a maximum of 30 students enrolled in each class. These teachers may, or may not, have affiliation with the student’s home school.
    • Students will be provided with a digital device. However, all students must have reliable access to the internet. Wi-fi hotspots may be requested from the school district. 
    • Students must meet state attendance guidelines and attend daily virtual live sessions. Attendance will be taken daily. Students that fail to attend daily virtual classes or submit work on time may be considered truant and will receive attendance intervention plans just as students attending face-to-face classes. 
    • All students will be required to attend a school site to complete State and district required assessments based on legislative Act 142. This may include pre and post assessments for Reading and Math, as well as other assessments outlined by the SC Department of Education and the York School District.
    • Instruction will address the State Standards for each respective content area.
    • Instruction, learning experiences, and materials will be delivered using the district’s Canvas Learning Management System with links to other district supported digital learning platforms and tools.
    • Teachers will provide direct instruction that includes synchronous live sessions through WebEx on a daily schedule.
    • Additional scheduled instructional whole group, small group, or one-on-one sessions will be available and assigned as needed.
    • Students and parents/families will be required to attend on-site orientations and student progress meetings throughout the school year. Teachers will be available for additional student and/or parent conferencing. 
    • Special services such as gifted and talented classes, ESOL, and student specific accommodations will be provided.

     

    Sample Middle School Student Schedules:

    Middle School Schedule:  6th grade

    8:00-8:50: Period 1

    9:00-9:50: Period 2

    10:00-10:50: Period 3

    11:00-11:50: Period 4

    12:00-12:35: Lunch

    12:40-1:30: Elective 1

    1:40-2:30: Elective 2

    2:30-3:50: Small Group Meeting

    12:40-2:30: Intervention and small group time

     

    Middle School Schedule:  7th grade

    8:00-8:50: Period 1

    9:00-9:50: Period 2

    10:00-10:50: Elective 1

    11:00-11:50: Elective 2

    12:00-12:35: Lunch

    12:40-1:30: Period 3

    1:40-2:30: Period 4

    2:30-3:50: Small Group Meeting

    10:00-11:50: Intervention and small group time

     

    Middle School Schedule:  8th grade

    8:00-8:50: Elective 1

    9:00-9:50: Elective 2

    10:00-10:50: Period 1

    11:00-11:50: Period 2

    12:00-12:35: Lunch

    12:40-1:30: Period 3

    1:40-2:30: Period 4

    2:30-3:50: Small Group Meeting

    8:00-9:50: Intervention and small group time