Parents share their experience with the first semester of [email protected]

Parents share their experience with the first semester of [email protected]
Posted on 11/17/2020
Mehlville at Home enrollment is now openRegistration is now open for the second semester of [email protected], Mehlville School District’s virtual program that serves as an alternative for on-campus learning. Some parents recently shared their experience with the first semester of the program.

“We have had a wonderful experience with [email protected],” said Abby Reiss, who has two children enrolled in the program. “They are engaged in dialogue daily with their educators and fellow students, are actively learning and have had positive growth in the program. 

The district’s virtual learning plan has been continually developed since the sudden shift to virtual learning in the spring and now provides a more robust learning experience.

“It is a viable option to traditional in-person school,” said Jenna Sita, who has three children involved in the program. “It is also much different than the in-home learning we did in the spring. My kids have a dedicated teacher available to them on-camera 5 days a week. It holds them accountable and helps them feel connected.” 

The curriculum for [email protected] courses is identical to the curriculum for on-campus students. The virtual setting does allow for more personalization of learning to allow students to work at their own pace. 

“I am impressed with how closely my children’s classes mirror what they were doing prior to COVID-19,” Sita said. 

Both Sita and Reiss are re-enrolling their children in [email protected] for the second semester of the program. 

“We feel they are getting quality instruction and an opportunity to connect with their teachers and classmates five days a week,” Reiss said. “You will get to know a lot about your child’s learning in this program. I think you will be surprised to find a really engaging personalized educational experience occurring.”

The deadline for families to enroll in [email protected] for the spring semester is Monday, Nov. 23. Students who register for the spring will remain in a virtual format through the end of the 2020-2021 school year.

How to enroll in [email protected]

Any Mehlville School District student enrolled in kindergarten through high school may choose [email protected] as an alternative to on-campus instruction. Students who enroll in [email protected] are committed to an entire semester of virtual instruction.

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