• Important Announcement

    For parents/guardians seeking more information about eCampus Virtual School, please read all the information below. For those parents/guardians whose K-8 student(s) have already been accepted to eCampus, please scroll down to the Welcome section for additional start of school information. For those parents/guardians whose 9-12 students have already been accepted, please visit the fall 2021 virtual orientation page

    The deadline to submit an application for full-time eCampus was June 1st. However, if you are wanting to switch your student(s) from in-person to full-time online with eCampus, please review the information below. If you still would like to enroll your student in full-time eCampus after reading all the information, then email ecampus@pusd11.net. Please include the following information in your email:

    • Subject line: New eCampus Full-Time Enrollment
    • Body of the email: Please include your student's first and last name, in-district school they are scheduled to attend, and if student is on an Individualized Education Program (IEP) or 504 plan.


    Our staff will review your email and respond back to confirm if your student met the enrollment expectations. Peoria eCampus Virtual School is a school of choice and is Peoria Unified School District’s full-time online learning option. Students will be taught by certified Peoria Unified teachers who are trained to deliver quality, online teaching and learning.

    Enrollment Expectations

    Some students may need significant in-home support from an adult. Consider your child’s needs before selecting online learning. Students electing to participate in full-time online learning must meet the following criteria.

    • Students must have passing grades in all core content areas for school year 20-21. 
    • Students must be promoted to next grade level.  Students being retained should select the in-person learning model. 
    • Students will only be permitted to transfer to in-person or online at the end of each 9-week quarter/term.
    • Students could be required to attend in-person tutoring and intervention at our eCampus office (location: Peoria High School) if student is not making adequate course progress. 
    • Students with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) will be reviewed upon enrollment to determine if services can be met through Peoria Virtual School.
    • Co-enrollment (enrollment in both online and in the student's home school) is available for high school students only. Students enrolling in eCampus Virtual School will no longer be enrolled in their school of residence as they will be considered a full-time student in the eCampus Virtual School. 

    In addition, review our student success guidelines and our parent/guardian expectations.

    Testing

    All full-time eCampus students are required to take any state tests, district benchmarks, mid-terms, and final exams in-person at our eCampus office. eCampus is located on the campus of Peoria High School (11200. N. 83rd. Ave., Peoria, 85345). Parents/guardians will be responsibile for transporting their student to and from Peoria High School. No district bus services are provided.  

    Extra Curricular Activities

    Grade K-8 students involved in extracurricular activities outside of school hours may be permitted to participate in-person at school of residence or previous district open enrollment school. Classes such as band, choir, PE, and art are not extracurricular. Students wishing to participate in these courses will need to attend full-time, in-person at their school of residence or previous district open enrollment school.

    Grade 9-12 students who participate in an AIA sport will be required to take at least one full-credit, in-person course at their home school to maintain AIA eligibility. No pass, no play rules apply to online courses. 

    Courses

    View the sample schedule for K-8 students to get an idea of what a typical day with some specials programming will look like.  

    Full-time online high school students have access to the courses available on our eCampus course catalog. Students desiring to take core or elective courses not listed on our eCampus course catalog, will need to enroll in their school of residence or previous open enrollment school.

    Devices

    Full-time online students will need a desktop or laptop (Mac or PC) to access online learning content. Please be aware that iPads, tablets, and Chromebooks will not display all learning content. Students who need access to a laptop or Wi-Fi hot spot should contact ecampus at 623-412-5345 or email ecampus@pusd11.net for laptop and wi-fi hot spot availability. 

    K-5 Learning Model

    Students will be expected to connect with their teacher following the daily schedule for their designated class. The daily schedule will include the core content areas of language arts, math, social studies, and science. They will meet with their teacher and class using the district’s video conferencing platform. Whole group, small group, and individual support sessions will take place regularly. Lunch and stretch breaks will be a part of the daily schedule. 


    Time will be allocated during school hours for students to work at their own pace to strengthen their understanding of academic content. Examples may include reading chapter books, hands-on activities, math practice, and writing. Students may be provided additional online opportunities for physical education and the arts when available.


    Many resources used for instruction in the district include both digital and print versions. When district resources are available digitally, those may be used for online learning. Current resources that have both digital and print availability include the district adopted math and language arts programs.


    Time Requirement

    • Full-time, kindergarten online students will be required to participate in coursework a minimum of 10 hours per week. Students are required to report daily attendance minutes using the district online tracking system.
    • Full-time, grades 1-3 online students will be required to participate in coursework a minimum of 20 hours per week. Students are required to report daily attendance minutes using the district online tracking system.
    • Full-time, grades 4-5 online students will be required to participate in coursework a minimum of 25 hours per week. Students are required to report daily attendance minutes using the district online tracking system.


    Note: Online learning for K-3 students can be challenging. In-home support from an adult will be required for student success. In-person learning is the only option available to PreK students.

    Middle Grades Learning Model

    Middle grade students will participate in self-directed online learning. Students will connect with their teachers as needed for support. During scheduled live learning, students will meet with their teacher and/or class using the district’s video conferencing platform. Classes will include the core content areas of language arts, math, social studies, and science. Students may be provided additional online opportunities for physical education and the arts when available.


    Students are expected to be available for live learning, class meetings and small groups during designated instructional time. Whole group, small group, and individual support sessions will take place regularly. Lunch and stretch breaks will be a part of the daily schedule. 


    Time Requirement
    Full-time, grades 6-8 online students will be required to participate in coursework a minimum of 30 hours per week. Students are required to report daily attendance minutes using the district online tracking system.

    High School Learning Model

    High school students will participate in self-directed online learning. High school students will complete online course content with support from a teacher. As part of a course, the teacher may schedule live learning to provide instruction and support. Classes will use the district’s video conferencing platform for live learning. Students can access courses without day and time restrictions; students needing additional assistance can schedule an appointment with the teacher. 


    Students will be expected to attend all scheduled live learning sessions with their teacher; live learning will take place using the district video conferencing platform. In addition, students will be expected to participate in-person for state testing, mid-terms, final exams, and labs at a designated district facility. 


    Full-Time Enrollment Definition
    Students taking at least one in-person course are not considered full-time online students and therefore, should not apply as a full-time online student. Students should consult with their home school counselor for any online opportunities. 


    Sample Grades 9-12 Schedule
    Creating a schedule is important to student success in a full-time online learning environment. Students can organize their day around a traditional Monday-Friday high school schedule where classes are 90 minutes, and a 30-minute lunch is taken. Students should consider the following criteria for the schedule they design: 

    • Set aside 10-15 minutes at the beginning of the day to check student email, course announcements, schedule appointments with teachers, etc.
    • Set aside adequate time to complete course work each day.
    • Check pacing guide daily for assignment deadlines.
    • Review teacher feedback on assignments regularly.
    • Check StudentVUE weekly for course progress.
    • Set aside 10-15 minutes at the end of the day to check student email for teacher feedback and announcements, upcoming deadlines, etc. 
    • Set aside time to meet in-person requirements (state tests, midterms, final exams, labs) by marking them on a calendar well in advance.


    Time Requirement
    Full-time high school online students will be required to participate in coursework a minimum of 30 hours per week. Students are required to report daily attendance minutes using the district online tracking system. Time can be logged for coursework activity done in the evenings and on weekends.


    Welcome to eCampus Virtual School

    Welcome to eCampus Virtual School. We are excited and honored that you selected eCampus Virtual School as your school of choice. Please review the start of school and other important information below. You can contact us at:

    • E: ecampus@pusd11.net
    • P: 623-412-5345
    • Location: eCampus Virtual School offices and classrooms are located on the campus of Peoria High School. Peoria High School is located at 11200 N. 83rd Ave., Peoria, 85345.  


    Virtual
      Meet the Teacher

    Our virtual meet the teacher event will take place on Monday, August 2nd. K-5 students will connect with their teacher from 1:00-2:00 p.m. and 6th-8th grade students will connect with their teachers from 2:00-3:00 p.m.  Please check back Monday, August 2nd for the Microsoft Teams virtual link you will use to connect with your child's teacher. 

    Computer Equipment
    Your child will need reliable internet access and the following computer equipment:

    • Windows or Mac desktop or laptop | iPads, tablets, smartphones, and Chromebooks will not display all learning content and are not sufficient for eCampus Virtual students. 
    • Headphone/headset with a microphone | We recommend a dedicated headset with a microphone versus using the built-in microphone on a laptop. 
    • Webcam | Students will be required to stream their webcam for a variety of different academic activities.


    Students who need access to a laptop or Wi-Fi hot spot should ecampus at 623-412-5345 to check out a district laptop and/or Wi-Fi hotspot. 

    School Supply List
    Please review our K-8 school supply list for recommended supplies.

    Student and Parent/Guardian Expectations
    eCampus Virtual School K-8 students are required to attend ALL virtual sessions with their teachers and complete all coursework assigned by their teacher(s). Please review our student success guidelines and our parent/guardian expectations.   

    In-Person Testing
    As we had previously communicated to our community back in May, all online students will be required to take all state tests, district benchmarks, mid-terms, and final exams in-person at our eCampus facility (Peoria High School). Dates and times will be communicated to you and your students. You will need to provide transportation to and from Peoria High School for your student(s).  

    Start and End Times
    eCampus Virtual School (K-8) starts at 8:15 a.m. and ends at 3:15 p.m. On early release Wednesday's, students end their day at 1:15 p.m. View the sample schedule to get an idea of how your K-8 student's day will look like including early release Wednesday's.  

    Attendance
    If your child will be absent for an entire day, late to their virtual class, or will need to leave a virtual session for a medical/dental appointment, etc., you will need to call the eCampus office at 623-412-5345.  

    Tech Trouble
    If your child experiences any technical issues logging into the virtual session, your student should email their teacher ASAP. Parents/guardians of younger students may need to email the teacher. We recommend restarting your student's device if your student continues to experience technical issues.