Our Mission: To support a diverse population of learners, Newport News Public Schools offers an online High School Credit Recovery solution for a variety of approved classes and schedules. Credit Recovery is required when a student fails an initial credit class and must recover in order to ultimately earn credit needed for graduation. The High School Credit Recovery solution utilizes Edgenuity to deliver online self-paced courses to students.
Edgenuity, by Imagine Learning, is a leading provider of K–12 online curriculum and blended learning solutions. Edgenuity specializes in self-paced online courses that allow students to complete required coursework to earn high school credits for graduation. It is an VDOE Multi-Division Online Provider (MOP) with state-approved and aligned content. All content offered is video-based and translatable in 7 different languages. Courses feature learning supports and scaffolds including read-aloud, highlighting, and translation in more than 60 languages – and a robust set of customization tools makes it easy to modify courses as needed. The company also provides on-demand tutoring 7AM – 11PM Monday thru Saturday.
Frequently Asked Questions
Edgenuity Courseware material is presented to students via engaging direct-instruction videos featuring real, on-screen teachers who explain concepts, model strategies, provide examples, and make real-world connections. Students complete the lessons, units, and courses at their own pace, and can pause and rewind videos as needed to take notes and review concepts to ensure comprehension. Students are expected to complete the entirety of content/activities included in their assigned course in order to recover and earn new credit for the appropriate class. A class facilitator is allocated to monitor students' activity, troubleshoot and report issues, and bypass or allow retakes of activities in the course, as needed.
The following Edgenuity courses are available via their respective S1/S2 (A/B) or Year-Long versions:
- VA-Algebra Functions and Data Analysis
- VA-Algebra I
- VA-Algebra II
- VA-Earth Science
- VA-English 10
- VA-English 11
- VA-English 12
- VA-English 9
- VA-Virginia and US Government
- VA-Virginia and US History
- VA-World Geography
- VA-World History and Geography 1500 to Present
- VA-World History and Geography to 1500
Students must be scheduled to the appropriate "OL" term-built section within Synergy SIS in order to be provisioned to Clever > Edgenuity. Once all of these components are verified and completed, students are enrolled manually. Rostered students will login to their Clever Portal to access assigned enrollments via the "Imagine Edgenuity" application.
NOTE: Schools operating without a master schedule in Synergy SIS (i.e. Gatewood and Juvenile Detention) must be managed manually in Edgenuity and login outside of Clever via the product website.
Beth Spivak is Program Administrator for the Credit Recovery program. Mrs. Spivak can be reached at [email protected] or (757) 928-6765 x.38831. In the Technology Department, the Online Learning Systems (OLS) team manages Clever/Edgenuity systems and provisions user access. The OLS team can be reached at [email protected].
Edgenuity is an asynchronous curriculum presented to students via engaging direct-instruction videos featuring real, on-screen teachers who explain concepts, model strategies, provide examples, and make real-world connections. Students complete the lessons, units, and courses at their own pace, and can pause and rewind videos as needed to take notes and review concepts to ensure comprehension. Students are expected to complete the entirety of content/activities included in their assigned course in order to recover and earn new credit for the appropriate class. In NNPS, a class facilitator is allocated to monitor students' activity, troubleshoot and report issues, and provide opportunities to retakes activities in the course, as needed.
Credit Recovery: Students who have taken the course previously and did not earn credit, student's course history shows seat time, or a student who failed due to attendance.
Credit Deficient: Student who is behind in credits and taking the class for the 1st time.
The respective School Counselor will meet with students to see if the student is willing to complete an online course. Please note that priority is given to cohort-year students. The following tasks should be completed by the school:
- Identify the student and required course
- Verify student has taken and failed the course requested
- Schedule a course w/ the expectation of completion in 9 weeks
- If a student needs 18 weeks to complete a recovery course, they may need to be in class with a teacher and not enrolled in a self-paced online course for recovery
- Schedule the course in Synergy SIS
- Utilize the school day so students can be supervised, monitored, and supported
- The section must be on the student's schedule in order to sync for access
- Complete the enrollment request form and include transcript
- The Online Learning Systems (OLS) group and Ms. Beth Spivak will roster/enroll students in Edgenuity for access via Clever
- The course will be available for access typically 1-day following successful sync from Synergy > Clever > Edgenuity
- Student will report to class and begin working to earn the credit.
- Only class sections on the schedule will be loaded for the student to complete
Students enrolled in Edgenuity are expected to follow these guidelines:
- Attend class regularly with their assigned Chromebook charged
- Follow NNPS attendance guidelines
- Work diligently during the class period – requesting assistance as needed
- Maintain appropriate pace to complete the course prior to the deadline
- Create authentic essays and not plagiarized
The classroom facilitator will be responsible for the following:
- Maintain class rules and expectations
- Take attendance
- Verify correct course is on the student's screen
- Provide credentials/training on how to access Edgenuity
- Monitor student progress in class
- Provide weekly reports to School Guidance on student progress and performance using reports/data from the Edgenuity LMS
- Encourage students and account for progress throughout course competition
- Submit grade upon 100% completion of the course and attach progress/grades report
- Communicate with families via email, phone call to encourage a partnership
One initiative NNPS provides to cohort seniors to assist them with staying on track is to provide an opportunity for these students who earned a "F" in either the 1st or 3rd Marking Period (in a CORE class) to bring the grade up to a 60% (D). The students are allowed to attend an "in-person recovery mini-camp" where they work on content to earn a passing grade. This opportunity is NOT provided at the conclusion of a semester. Each school determines the time and location of the camp. The time frame for the camp will be November and April. Edgenuity will provide the guidelines as follows:
- Student names must be submitted and rostered ahead of time
- Students must be present to participate
- Only one class will be provided at a time
- Multiple classes may be recovered but student must complete one before beginning the second class
- Student contract with expectations and guidelines signed by parents
- School procedure for submitting names and grades
- Maintaining accurate records with Google document for tracking purposes