Nearly 400 Owasso High School students are enrolled in a new virtual learning program called “OHS Live.” The new option launched on Monday.
OHS Live is different from the other virtual option the district offered because it connects students to classes happening in real-time at Owasso High School. This program, powered by google, gives teachers more hands-on access with students.
“Students kind of let us know in the fall what they were wanting to see and a lot of students wanted to learn remotely due to COVID,” said Owasso High School Assistant Principal Michelle Baker, who had input in the program. “With the relationships built with their teachers, OHS Live provides a great resource for students.”
Administrators spent the month of December putting the finishing touches on OHS Live. They said new classroom schedules were created and hundreds of schedules were rearranged.
The district reported about 80% of students are taking part in traditional in-person learning right now while the rest are in virtual options, including OHS Live for high schoolers.
Students who chose the new program are locked in for the semester because of the extensive planning that took place. Administrators plan to evaluate the success of the program for future use past this school year.
Plans were not revealed for expansion to grades outside of students in high school, but officials say it has not been ruled out.