- 8 a.m.: Gather learning tools (pencil, paper, headphones, etc.)
- 8:05 a.m.: Log in to the PSP
- 8:10 a.m.: Launch course and starting working the day’s lesson
- 9:40 a.m.: BREAK TIME
- 9:50 a.m.: Return to computer and continue with lesson
- 11 a.m.: Wrap of the day’s lesson
- noon: Lunch time
- Repeat for the second lesson.
Let’s take a closer look into a day in the life of an online student.
What Does an Online Student Do All Day?
Let’s start with the morning.
Online students are not required to wake up at a certain time. They are required to complete assignments on time, but when and where they choose to do so is up to them.
In other words, yes. You can sleep in.
That will mean you finish courses later in the day. But if that’s what you prefer, you go for it!
So let’s take a look at an “online student’s” morning, as submitted by a Primavera parent, Mrs. Gina Weeks:
This student woke up, gathered her things (including her favorite buddy), and logged in to start coursework.
What will my courses look like?
Once you wake up and get ready, you log in to your Parent Student Portal (PSP) account where you will see school announcements and access your courses. Once you launch a course, what does it look like? Keep on reading!
All material—assignments, quizzes, exams and projects—are completed online. A Primavera course contains six units, divided into five lessons each. Students should complete at least one lesson per class every weekday.
Primavera online courses are unique to other online schools. They are not simply a bunch of words on the page. In addition to reading, there are interactive multimedia elements integrated throughout each lesson. These elements include award-winning videos, graphic-novel stories, educational games and more to help you enjoy what you’re learning.
If you’d like to learn more about our curriculum, head to this blog post.
Now let’s move to lunch
Since you set your schedule, lunch is whatever you want, whenever you want. Hungry by 10:30 a.m.? Great! Take a break and eat.
Late snacker? That’s fine, too. Plus, if you go somewhere with Wi-Fi, you can work on courses while you eat. Most of our students are more than happy to say goodbye to that cafeteria food.
What if I have a Question?
Teachers hold the same qualifications in both traditional and online school. Should you have a question, you can easily ask your teachers via email, instant messaging, a phone call or live online tutoring. Head to this blog post to learn more about communicating with online instructors.
You finished school for the day, what’s next?
If you’re one to get up early and finish your coursework early, you might be wondering what to do with the rest of your day. We have a couple suggestions: Hit up the PSP chat or join a student club!
Primavera has a staff-monitored community where you can connect with other students and “friend” them. There are also about 10 online student clubs for you to join. Clubs are free, and members meet online twice a week. Student clubs also hold in-person events so you can meet classmates and make friends. To learn more about student clubs, head to this post.
I need a flexible schedule. Can you work with me?
Of course! Many of our students are aspiring athletes or artists, have a job, illness or other family responsibilities that make the traditional school schedule complicated.
The above sample schedule is just that: a sample. You are not tied to 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. As long as you complete your lessons and assignments on time, you can choose when you complete your class work.
To see more differences between traditional school and the online environment, head to this blog post.
Thinking online high school might be right for you?
- Students, what does your typical day look like? Share with us in the comments below!