What's Next After Choosing ARISE
Please note: the first day of school has been moved to September 1, 2020
Middle School to ARISE Virtual Academy
What do I need to do next? You are probably wondering how this will work for my student? What is online school? Will there be help available? We have created this document of frequently asked questions to assist you and your student in the transition to AVA.
What do I need to do next?
Your next step is enrolling your student into our operating system: Genius. Genius will allow you, as a parent, to monitor your student(s) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in real time. You will create your own Genius account for yourself and your student(s)
How do I enroll in Genius? Action Required
Please click the link below for step-by-step instructions on creating your Genius account.
If you need any help, please contact Dr. David Parr, Principal of AVA, at 608-743-6110.
My email is: email@example.com
Do I need a Chromebook? Potential Action Required
Yes, AVA classes will not work on an IPad. If you need a chromebook you can check one out from us. If you have an IPad from the district you will need to exchange it. Chromebooks will be available starting August 10. You will need to make an appointment so that we do not have a long line waiting to check out a chromebook. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment. We are located at Franklin Middle School, 450 N. Crosby, Door 20 (near the tennis courts, south end of building)
What can you expect?
Your student will be working 3-5 hours a day. At the start of every day, they should click on the “To Do List” that will be in the upper left hand corner of the screen. All of the assignments that are due for the next 7 calendar days will be on the list. Yes, your student can work ahead. If a student clicks on the gradebook, every assignment for the entire semester with the date it is due is listed.
When will I hear from someone at AVA?
We have already started contacting students to establish schedules for the upcoming semester. We have started with Seniors, then Juniors, etc. Everyone will be receiving a call the week of August 17th.
When do classes start? Action Required
All classes at AVA for the 2020-2021 school year start on September 1, 2020.
If we don’t like online learning can we go back to our home school?
Yes, that is why we are starting a week early so that you and your student can see what online learning looks like. If you wish to go back to your home school, please contact Dr. David Parr, Principal of AVA, at 608-743-6110
Do classes/credits transfer back to our home school?
Yes, classes/credits count at any Wisconsin public school.
Will my student be missing any curriculum taught at our home school?
No AVA curriculum is the same as the Janesville School District curriculum.
What if I have more questions?
You can contact Dr. Parr, Principal at AVA, at email@example.com or call me at 608-743-6110. If I don’t answer, please leave a message and I will return your call.
Supplies needed: Action Required
3 ring binder 2” or 3” or notebook for each class
Pencils, loose leaf paper, graph paper, calculator (as a foreshadowing, 8th grade will require a scientific calculator)
6th grade schedule:
Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Reading, Physical Education
7th and 8th grade schedule:
Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Physical Education, Career Exploration