In 2017 Junction City School District expanded their programming to create a K-12 alternate program, JC Online, for students who would benefit from an educational plan that is customized for their individual needs. In July of 2020, the name of the program was updated to JC Options to better reflect the wide variety of options available to students.
Students may be home-based, work at the JC Options building, or a combination of settings. All JC Options students must have tests proctored. These proctored tests can be done over Zoom with one of our teachers of record or completed simply by dropping into the JC Options building during regular school hours.
Students are supported by experienced teachers and support staff with specialties in elementary, middle school, Talented & Gifted, math, science, social studies, language arts, Spanish, American Sign Language, French, Business, Career Education as well as experience with all ages and levels of learning. Visit our "Staff" page for more information on our dedicated and skilled staff.
Students participating in the District’s JC Options program are considered JC District students. This enables students to have full access to participate in all the activities at their neighborhood school. Activities vary depending on the neighborhood school, but examples include school-age athletics such as football, volleyball, track; clubs such as OBOB, Lego Club, Robotics, Garden Club, Homework Club; and activities such as Outdoor School, Family Fun Nights, Book Fairs, volunteer opportunities and more. All of these are options fully available to JC Options students. Plus, JC Options students are able to eat school lunch and have access to a wide variety of books in the school libraries. This also mean students school records do not need to be transferred. Students who transfer from a neighborhood school to JC Options keep their attendance history. Any absences after joining JC Options continue to accrue. JC Options will have access to academic records at your students neighborhood school to help ensure a smooth transition.
Parents who enroll their students in the JC Options program should plan for more daily oversight of their child's engagement in their online learning. That means the parents and student have the primary responsibility of putting the time in to work on the student's school work.
Parents of K-5 aged students play a integral role in students completing their daily work, answering students questions, helping them navigate the curriculum, reaching out for help, and staying on track. Parents can help their elementary student complete the once a day attendance requirement. Teachers and Education Assistants are also tracking students progress, available to help, plan for and provide instruction in whole group, small group, and one-on-one settings. Students focus on learning every school day. Consistently working is very important to a students learning progress.
JC Options students in 6th - 8th grade work on the four core subjects: math, social studies, language arts, and science. Students and parents should plan for a minimum of 4 hours every school day for student to stay caught up with their classes. Sometimes projects, essays, or science labs may require additional time for a student to stay on track with their progress. When students are working remotely, parents have the responsibility to make sure their student is logging into the online program every school day to make adequate progress. Students are able to complete the required attendance check-ins (four times every school day) independently, but parents also have to ensure their student is completing the attendance requirements. It's very important for students to work consistently and ask for help when they are stuck on a lesson. Asking for help is a requirement when working remotely.
JC Options students in 9th - 12th grade work on their graduation requirements including core subjects and electives. Students and parents should plan for a minimum of 5 hours every school day for student to stay caught up with their classes. Often projects, essays, or science labs require additional time for a student to stay on track with their progress. When students are working remotely, parents have the responsibility to make sure their student is logging into the online program every school day to make adequate progress. Students are required to complete attendance check-ins (1 attendance check-in for each class, every school day) and parents also have to ensure their student is completing the attendance requirements. It's very important for students to work consistently and ask for help when they are stuck on a lesson. Asking for help is a requirement when working remotely.
We are happy to answer your questions and share information. For more information, explore JC Options to see if it may be a good fit for your student, or to discuss a customized plan for your student, please contact JC Options Family Support Director Rebecca Smith.
Email: Rebecca Smith
Phone: 541-998-6311, option 6