The Distance School has created a 21st-century college and career readiness program using Nearpod, Khan Academy, and Defined Learning to ensure that our students are confident they will be able to succeed in the university of their choice or the career of their choosing.
Starting in our primary school, we use Nearpod’s college and career readiness program to expose our students to a variety of careers and colleges, including VR Career Tours and VR College Tours.
Also starting in our primary school, our Defined Learning resource uses real-world performance tasks to ensure that our students can demonstrate what they have learned.
These projects are displayed on their digital, holistic learning portfolio that is developed and monitored to demonstrate academic and personal growth and achievement. With higher learning institutions becoming so competitive, digital portfolios are being used by many colleges and universities who are moving away from traditional application methods, such as using GPA and SAT as their only criteria for success.
Also, in high school, we use Khan Academy to provide courses on SAT Prep, college admissions, careers, personal finance, and entrepreneurship.