Welcome to the Odyssey Charter Schools Online High School Program! We have provided a detailed description as well as a “Day in the Life” of your Odyssey high school student. Here are some very specific details regarding our high school program.
During the first week of school you will attend orientation with your parent or guardian. This will begin your journey as an Odyssey Charter Schools High School student. After the first week, you will attend class once a week for 4 hours. This face-to-face component is required and is an opportunity for your teachers to work with you and ensure that you are successfully completing your coursework. During class you will receive instruction, work on course assignments and work one-on-one with faculty. Contact with your teachers is encouraged when extra help is required in the varied courses. This communication allows your teachers to be aware to work with you during the day that you are scheduled to come on campus.
Every Monday new assignments are uploaded to your Moodle courses and available for you to work on both from home and while on campus. Coursework is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week. To be successful, you must have a working computer and be able to access the internet daily. In addition to the required curriculum we provide Honors and Advanced Placement courses. These courses may require additional class hours on campus but are a great opportunity to expand your knowledge and possibly earn college credit.
We have a Student Learning Center available from 8am-4pm Monday through Friday so students can see their teachers for extra help and have a quiet space to work and study. Students may contact their teachers in person when on campus or via phone and e-mail from home. Teachers are eager and available to help whenever students require the extra time.
In addition to coursework, Odyssey Charter High School offers a varied number of student activities such as student council, journalism, speech and debate. We have movie nights, dances and an exciting graduation ceremony every year. We would love to see you on that stage!
If you are looking for a unique education with sound instruction that fits your needs, provides a flexible schedule and caring teachers then join us! Odyssey Charter High School may just be the place for you.
Whether you have a structured environment or prefer a more relaxed schedule for your child, here are a few examples of a day in the life of an Odyssey Charter High School student:
High School – Structured Schedule
Your alarm rings at 8:30 a.m., which feels way too early since you’re not really a morning person. That’s okay – it’s Tuesday, and even though it’s the one day of week you have to attend school on-campus, you don’t have to be there till noon.
You grab a pop tart and eat it out of the wrapper while you open your laptop and check out your assignments – they all got sent out yesterday, on Monday. Your dad swings in and helps you sort out your coursework and schedule your week of work. That’s just in time for you to get a morning swim in – the big meet is happening in two weeks.
After that you get dressed and drive to the school. You meet with your teachers and they lecture a little bit about the coursework. You’re staying a little longer today because you’ve enrolled in some Advanced Placement courses (totally worth it) and you’re on student council and there’s a meeting at 4:30.
You’re home by 5:30, which is just in time to tackle some schoolwork. Calculus is tough, but that’s okay – you can hit the Student Learning Center tomorrow for some extra help. You close your laptop at 7, grab dinner with the fam, then you’re off to movie night with the other kids in your class. It’s another superhero movie, which makes sense, because you’ve had a pretty heroic day.
High School – Relaxed Schedule
The smell of frying bacon wakes you up at 8:00 a.m. You can’t think of a better way to wake up.
After breakfast (eggs over easy, Mom knows how you like them) you get dressed for the day and hit the computer to knock out some coursework. What’s up with The Iliad and all these guys fighting? You’re having a hard time keeping some of the characters straight, but fortunately your instructor emails you back with some answers to your questions right away.
Before you know it, it’s time for lunch. After that, you take a break and spend some time on Instagram. Mom comes in and checks on you and you get back to work – just a few more hours of schoolwork before dinner. Tomorrow is your classroom day (just four hours, no biggie), so you want to make sure you’re prepared.
After dinner you dive into another chapter of The Iliad. It’s starting to make more sense
– no Greek tragedy there!