Welcome to the Odyssey Charter Schools’ Blended Middle School Program, where each student receives face-to-face instruction and online coursework. Odyssey Middle School is excited to return to our traditionally blended model next year. Our model requires all students to attend school on campus for a three-hour class once each week for interactive learning. When on campus each week, students are engaged in learning activities that cannot be replicated online, including direct instruction and guided practice with teachers, science experiments, and group work. The three-hour class is required of all middle school students for the 2022-2023 school year, although some students will have a fourth hour on campus. Students come to campus on the same day and time each week. Parents are given the opportunity to request their first, second, and third choices for the day and time the student comes to our campus. Typically, the school is able to honor a requested day and time however this cannot be guaranteed. Weekly attendance on campus is a requirement of our program. Additional weekly instruction and assignments are posted online for students to complete every day.
Every Odyssey Charter School student and parent attend our online orientation when they begin the program. Once orientation is complete, middle school students attend school for one-half day every week for either a morning or an afternoon session on campus. Odyssey parents work in partnership with their children to assist and supervise the completion of work. Varying degrees of parent participation will depend on the student, grade level, and learning style. Easy access to the Internet at all times is required in order to complete program expectations. Printers are considered a valuable resource.
On-campus instruction takes place in each core content area (Math, Science, English, Reading, and Social Studies) during the time students are on campus, and procedures are in place for the occasional time when students cannot attend school on their normal day. Most of the work is done while the student is home and a Computer with the Internet is a requirement.
Various opportunities are offered in our Middle School, including sixth through eighth grade accelerated core classes and high school level classes (for grade 8 students). The electives or non-core subject areas in grades 6 and 7 allow for some choice, however, some are predetermined based on state requirements and school-wide goals. Teachers provide additional assistance to students using e-mail, telephone, and text, as well as during dedicated office hours. Eighth-grade students may be able to take up to two high school credits (Spanish, Algebra, Computer Science) after a counselor determines appropriate placement.
The Middle School lab provides an opportunity for students (grades 6-8) to come on campus, outside of their regular class time and work on their assignments. The lab is staffed by middle school teachers who can provide additional assistance to students during the week. The Middle School lab is for students who can work productively in a quiet environment. Students who are struggling in three or more subjects have an additional school day requirement to fulfill in the lab. Middle School also offers a few extracurricular activities that typically occur on Fridays. There are many fun events for students to attend during the year!
Odyssey Charter Schools incorporate test-taking preparation in courses throughout the year where students receive intensive practice in Math and English. All students are required to participate in state-mandated testing. Our test results have been part of our four and five-star ratings with the state!
If you are new to us you will see that Odyssey is a very unique and special school because of our students, parents, and staff. We look forward to seeing you next year!
At Odyssey we use our news blog to post our school-wide announcements and events. Below are some of the most recent middle school announcements and k-12 events. You can also check our dedicated calendar or events page for the latest school dates and activities.
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