Distance Learning Definition & Expectations
The Oak Park Education Foundation Distance Learning Summer Program 2020 will be taught using both synchronous (face-to-face) and asynchronous (posted-and-shared) learning strategies. The learning environment will utilize a set schedule of class meeting times each day through a virtual online platform. During the daily meetings, the teacher will provide direct instruction and facilitate discussion. All students are expected to attend all live sessions and interact with the instructor and other students. These live sessions will occur within traditional summer school hours (e.g. a high school Period 1 class would schedule their virtual meetings during the 8am-10:10am time block). In addition to class meetings, the instructor will post assignments for students to complete outside of the live meeting times and submit the assignments electronically. Students will be assessed based on class participation, completion of work, and demonstrated understanding of class content. Middle school students will be graded Pass/No Pass, and high school students will earn letter grades according to the OPUSD grading policy.
Teacher & Student Daily Time Expectations*
Daily instruction/discussion (at least 30-60 min/day)
Daily office hours/support (at least 30 min/day)
Work completed outside of live meetings (at least 60-90 min/day)
- May include (but not limited to) reading, watching videos, independent practice, research, and writing
*These times are approximate and may vary depending on the course and each student’s individual learning style.
The Oak Park Education Foundation Distance Learning Summer School Program is open to all high school and middle school students. The Oak Park Education Foundation does not discriminate in any manner against any person or persons on account of race, color, gender, creed, national origin, or disability. If a student requires accommodations to access the Oak Park Education Foundation’s Distance Learning Summer School Program, please contact Ellen Chevalier at firstname.lastname@example.org
Class enrollment will not be using the lottery system used in the previous years. It will be an online registration process.
Registration for classes will go live at https://
oakparkeducationfoundation. asapconnected.com on:
MAY 1ST AT 9AM
Dates for online summer school:
- DATES FOR HIGH SCHOOL : WEDNESDAY, MAY 27 THROUGH THURSDAY, JULY 2
- DATES FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL : WEDNESDAY, MAY 27 THROUGH FRIDAY, JUNE 19
The classes listed on the website are the courses we are hopeful to offer this summer. However, should we have insufficient enrollment or lack of teachers, classes may be changed or cancelled.
Attached here are downloadable versions of the class offerings:
Middle School Course Catalog: Click Here
High School Course Catalog: Click Here
When signing up for classes, please pay special attention to class descriptions which include prerequisites. If you sign up for a class that you do not qualify for, we will remove you from that class and issue a refund of any fees paid.
In order to be prepared for registration going live we recommend you complete the following steps.
If your student has an existing ASAP account from the last 2 years, this account is still valid. You DO NOT need to register or create a new account. If you have trouble accessing your account, please contact us and we will be happy to assist.
If this is your first year taking classes during the summer, you will need to create an account and log in. To do so, please follow the following steps:
- Go to: http://oakparkeducationfoundation.asapconnected.com/
- Click on the ‘login” link in the top right corner
- Click the orange button labeled “create an account”
- Fill out all requested information
Need based Scholarship requests can be made for high school remedial classes only. Parents who wish to ask for scholarships must submit that request via email to Ellen Chevalier, email@example.com.
Scholarship eligibility will follow existing criteria for district programs.
The deadline for scholarship assistance is Wednesday, April 29th, 2020 and you must email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Payment plans are available for students taking remedial classes that do not qualify for a scholarship need to email email@example.com by April 29th, 2020.
NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED – FOR ANY REASON – BASED ON REQUESTS RECEIVED AFTER THESE DEADLINES.
Refund requests received by 12:00 pm Friday, May 22nd, 2020, are eligible for a full refund.
Refund requests received by 12:00 pm Friday, May 29th, 2020, will be considered for a 50% refund by the Oak Park Educational Foundation Board of Directors.
To request a refund, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mr. McLelland has retired. If you have any questions related to the Oak Park Education Foundation Summer School program please contact Ellen Chevalier at: echevalier@