Constants Across Learning Environments
Priority Charter Schools aims to provide exceptional learning experiences for each and every student, regardless of the learning environment. This section includes information about services and experiences students can expect to receive in either At-School Learning or At-Home Learning environments.
Technology & Connectivity
All students will be provided with a grade-appropriate device (Chromebook or iPad) to enhance learning. Devices will be used in both At-School and At-Home learning environments. Distribution plans will be communicated by campuses closer to the start of school.
We know that making sure Priority Charter Schools families have internet access is part of providing an equitable education during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Learning Management Systems
Learning management systems bring students, teachers, parents and administrators together through one teaching and learning platform. The benefit of an online learning management system is to streamline all digital tools and content for a more connected learning experience for students.
The district has identified the platforms below for use during the 2020-2021 school year for both At-School Learning and At-Home Learning. Teachers will provide training to students on how to use these digital tools. For those students who choose At-School Learning, these tools will be used as a digital extension of the classroom and support intermittent remote learning students may face. Resources will also be made available for parents to learn how to support students in navigating learning through these digital tools.
|Grade Levels||Learning Management System|
|Pre-K – 2nd Grade||See Saw|
|3rd – 8th Grade||Google Classroom|
|9th – 12th Grade||Google Classroom/Edgenuity|
Quality, caring, certified PCS teachers will be a constant whether your student is learning At-School or At-Home. You can read more details about staffing in the sections below designated for details about At-School Learning and At-Home Learning.
The aligned Priority Charter Schools curriculum will be the foundation for both At-School and At-Home learning environments. All Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) standards will be taught. TEKS from the final quarter of 2019-20 have been incorporated into the 2020-2021 curriculum to support student learning for the upcoming school year.
The district’s grading policies will remain consistent regardless of the student’s learning environment. Students will be assessed on their mastery of the TEKS standards whether At-School or At-Home learners.
Support for Special Populations
Students who receive services or accommodations through special education, gifted and talented, 504, or Multilingual services will continue to receive the support and services regardless of the choice of learning environment.