How do I know if South Dakota online middle school powered by Stride K12 is a good fit for my student?
The Stride K12-powered online middle schools in South Dakota use a personalized approach to address gaps in student learning, tailor curriculum to student interests, and prepare students to master challenging concepts.
Following the traditional school year calendar and supported by South Dakota-credentialed teachers, students work through the material to progress at a pace that matches their abilities. A parent or other responsible adult serves as the Learning Coach, providing motivation, academic support, and guidance throughout the school year. Counselors and resources are available whenever needed for students and their Learning Coaches.
Students attend scheduled, live classes and work offline to complete subject and skill level-related assignments. As they advance, students begin to take ownership of their education through gained responsibility to prepare them for the rigors of high school and beyond. School can be done from the comfort of home or on the go—wherever there's an internet connection—and can focus on student-chosen challenges, explored with the help of their Learning Coach.
How will online middle schools in South Dakota help my student thrive?
No two students are alike. Live sessions, interactive lessons, small group activities, and both online and offline assignments encourage students to engage with subject material in different ways until they've mastered it. Skill-level assessments advance students as they complete each unit, letting them take more time if necessary.
Will my middle schooler have opportunities to socialize?
Middle school is a key time for students to develop important social skills and meaningful friendships. As a Stride K12-powered student, your State middle schooler will be able to participate in virtual teacher-supervised clubs, in-person and online field trips, social excursions, and other events. Explore the extracurricular activities available to online middle schools in South Dakota powered by Stride K12.