With a passion to create an innovative learning environment, Gateway Legacy Christian Academy introduced a new curriculum in 2018. With a blended learning format GLCA combines online learning with one to one teacher instruction, study collaboration groups, speaker series, experience clinics and specialized instructor lectures.
Students are placed into an athletic or academic track based on skill and interest level.
Our athletes dedicate the first part of their morning to elite training in their sport. They enjoy a great lunch before focused learning in the classroom and study collaboration groups. Once they have completed the academic portion, students have flexibility to dedicate their evenings to training in their sports or enjoying time with friends and family. The online academy provides flexibility to enable our students to travel around the country for exposure opportunities to college recruiters around the country.
Our academic track creates a focused path for students to pursue their passion in academic studies. Gateway Legacy is establishing an in-depth track for the business and medical industries. Students will have opportunities to experience real-life applications in their field of interest prior to a graduate program.
What exactly is Edgenuity?
The Edgenuity platform is far more than a text book replacement platform. Edgenuity provides students with a vast number of resources to meet every learning style.
GLCA will offer the Multiple Layers of Support approach for effective online learning. This ensures students have everything they need to be successful. As a parent, you will have access to real-time data and reports that empowers you to track student progress and performance.
Below are the 7 layers of support that will be in action to help students achieve success.
Layer 1. GLCA Teaching Staff
A high performance teaching staff will be employed to teach in a group setting and with individual instruction.
Layer 2. Virtual Instructor
Virtual Instructor is more than a video. Virtual Instructors are state-certified, highly qualified teachers for a group of students, and uses real-time data to inform frequent communications with students, parents, and facilitators, thus ensuring appropriate individualized instruction for differentiated learning styles.
Layer 3. The Edgenuity Curriculum Difference
Redefining student engagement and achievement with content-rich curriculum that will be customized to meet the unique needs of our students. Our CURRICULUM presents engaging, state standards-aligned content that can be customized to meet the unique needs of a diverse student population. It is delivered through a combination of teacher-led videos, interactive media, and text to promote a varied approach to learning that addresses multiple learning modalities.
Layer 4. Onsite Mentor
Supervises and monitors students while also hosting regular "big idea" web sessions and serving as escalation manager when students, parents, and facilitators have questions or concerns.
Layer 5. Success Coach
Offers onsite mentors support, basic training, and strategies for student success and academic achievement. Success coaches also collaborate with onsite mentors to devise engagement plans for groups of students who may be struggling.
Layer 6. SPED Case Manager
Provides an additional layer of support to teachers and schools offering online courses to students who have an IEP, 504 Plan, or are homebound. SPED Case Managers also provide academic support to these students.
Layer 7. Concept Coach
Delivers real-time, on-demand, one-on-one tutoring in core subject areas through interactive chat tools and whiteboard software. Concept coaches are available six days a week any time students need help. This model will eliminate the daily frustrations that parents and students struggle with throughout the school year.