This year, Three Forks School District is offering a digital option, Acellus, for students to complete their coursework from home, on any device with internet access. Acellus was created by the International Academy of Science in 2001. Acellus combines technology and learning science to help students master content, learning more effectively (greater mastery) and efficiently (in less time). Backed by scientific research, Acellus delivers online instruction, compliant with the latest standards, through high-definition video lessons made more engaging with multimedia and animation. Each lesson is carefully designed to connect with previously learned knowledge like interlocking building blocks. Assignments are graded, so students and parents have timely feedback on progress.
Acellus is available for all grade levels, PK-12. Acellus offers additional courses which are not currently offered in our district including a number of foreign language, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), CTE (Career and Technology Education), and AP (Advanced Placement) courses. As with on-site school, there are prerequisites for certain courses or levels of courses, so the teachers, guidance counselors, and principals will work with students to ensure they are appropriately placed in coursework. At the menu on the left side of this page, click on the tabs for more information on the program and the available courses at each level.
Based on the recent Three Forks School District parent survey, we know that families will be making different choices for their child's education this year. In order to best plan how to support all of these choices, the District requires a commitment from parents at this time between the choices listed below.
- Onsite Learning Monday - Friday. On Fridays dismissal will be at 11:10 AM.
- Distance Learning provided by the District using Acellus for at least one quarter (6-12) or one trimester (K-5)
- Homeschooling by registering with the county (No support from the District.)
Students utilizing the Distance Learning option do have the option of checking out a Chromebook to support their online learning.
Please fill out the online form here to begin the process: Parent Commitment for 2020-2021 School Year
Please contact Jake Lynch ext 203 / firstname.lastname@example.org or Jeff Elliott ext 124 / email@example.com with any question about Acellus and digital learning.