HERNDON, Va., Jan. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As school districts across the country embark on the second half of the school year, North Clackamas Schools is looking ahead with plans to repeat the enormous success it achieved with its summer school program in 2014. With record enrollments and a high rate of success, hundreds of students in North Clackamas Schools who were lagging in credits got back on track to graduate as a result of their summer program.
This suburban Portland, Oregon, district serving more than 17,000 students, has run a robust summer school program for many years, but in the summer of 2014, it more than doubled enrollments, resulting in students earning more credits during the summer than ever before.
Partnering with personalized learning solutions provider Fuel Education (FuelEd™) for its summer school program, the district had a record 496 enrollments, with 410 completions – an 83 percent success rate. North Clackamas Schools uses FuelEd Online Courses, a wide variety of engaging, original credit and credit recovery courses, as well as instruction from highly-qualified, certified FuelEd teachers. The summer program was held at a centrally located school, in four labs where district teachers "floated" through the labs to provide students additional support.
Prior to the summer program, the district met with FuelEd educational consultants to develop a strategy for success. The strategy included streamlining the enrollment process, online tracking and monitoring of student progress, using analytics to identify when students needed assistance, providing instructional support and supplemental content, and training mentors on the curriculum and technology platform.
North Clackamas Schools uses Fuel Education's award-winning Personalized Learning Platform, PEAK, an open, easy-to-use technology platform that provides a single, unified view of online and blended learning activities across multiple solutions for administrators, teachers, and students. North Clackamas uses PEAK's intelligent reporting and analytics to help reduce system complexity and simplify administration for their summer school and year-round online programs.
"The online summer school solution provided by Fuel Education through PEAK was the difference-maker for us in scaling up to support hundreds of kids as they progressed toward their diplomas," said Aeylin Summers, District Coordinator of Alternative Education for North Clackamas Schools. "Together we developed a plan that addressed our district's specific needs, and we are very happy to celebrate this outstanding success. We look forward to offering our program again this summer."
North Clackamas Schools also relies on Fuel Education throughout the school year, for supplemental courses, its special education program, a night school program, and for alternative education. Since the partnership began in 2010, students have enrolled in more than 4,000 FuelEd courses.
"Through its strategic approach to blended learning, North Clackamas Schools has been able to evolve its summer school into a highly effective program that can help position all those students needing help for future success," said Gregg Levin, General Manager of Fuel Education. "We are very pleased to be able to partner with North Clackamas Schools for summer school and year-round learning to transform the education experience through personalized learning."
Fuel Education solutions enable districts to transform the education experience inside and outside the classroom. In addition to summer school programs, the company supports districts with a variety of online and blended programs, ranging from catalog expansion for low-enrollment or hard-to-staff courses, and hospital/homebound education, to full-time school programs, language exposure and learning, alternative education, remediation and kindergarten readiness, among others.
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Fuel Education™ partners with school districts to fuel personalized learning and transform the education experience inside and outside the classroom. The company provides innovative solutions for pre-K through 12th grade that empower districts to implement successful online and blended learning programs. Its open, easy-to-use Personalized Learning Platform, PEAK™, enables teachers to customize courses using their own content, FuelEd courses and titles, third-party content, and open educational resources. Fuel Education offers the industry's largest catalog of digital curriculum, certified instruction, professional development, and educational services. FuelEd has helped 2,000 school districts to improve student outcomes and better serve diverse student populations. To learn more, visit getfueled.com and Twitter.
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