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High School 2021-22

Dragon virtual

Program Description

Dragon Virtual, Lake Orion High School’s fully online educational offering, is available to LOHS students by request only. Any student interested in pursuing a virtual option should contact dragon.virtual@lok12.org.

Dragon Virtual students will engage in a number of our partner platforms including Pearson Connexus, Edgenuity, Ignite Education, and more. 

LOHS has a wide range of extra curricular and athletic activities available for students to participate in. Dragon Virtual students at LOHS have the opportunity to participate in all after school, extra curricular activities.

Characteristics of a Dragon Virtual student 

  • Self-motivated / Independent Learner: Even though students have ongoing teacher support, individuals must have the capacity to understand expectations, submit work, and request assistance when needed. 
  • Time Management / Discipline: To maximize the potential for learning, students are expected to attend all live, virtual class sessions. Recordings of class sessions will be made available for students with unexpected absences, and to allow for needed review of crucial concepts. In addition to class meetings, students must manage their time and keep pace with the independent learning tasks.  
  • Computer Literate: Virtual learning is dependent on the ability to navigate the digital environment proficiently. 
  • Willingness to actively participate: A passive presence is an ineffective means of learning, regardless of the mode of delivery. In virtual learning, students will be expected to share thoughts orally, or by submitting responses by other means. Asking questions is even more important in a virtual environment because the instructor often will have challenges determining if all students are understanding a concept. Students will be expected to have their computer cameras on during virtual class meetings.
  • Self-reflection: The delivery of feedback is more limited without face-to-face interaction. Self-assessment and reflection are important whenever detailed feedback is provided by the teacher. 
  • Personal “Fit”:  The Dragon Virtual program offers far fewer choices than the courses that are available in-person. Many of the specialized electives (Art, Music, Physical Education) do not translate very well in a digital environment, and therefore are not offered. Students must realize that virtual programming has advantages as well as disadvantages, which often correspond to the student’s learning characteristics and academic goals.