• Canton Area School District/Canton Area Virtual Education (CAVE)

    Enrollment Process

    1.    If you are interested in the CAVE and are not currently enrolled in the district, please first enroll your child in the district by following these instructions.

    2.    If your child is currently enrolled in the district and you are interested in the CAVE, please stop by the district administrative office to complete the enrollment process.

    3.      For more information about the CAVE please contact Mrs. Jessica Watson (high school) at 570-673-3000 or jwatson@canton.k12.pa.us or Mrs. Teresa Allen at 570-673-5196 (elementary school) or tallen@canton.k12.pa.us

     

    Learning Environment

    The Canton Area School District recognizes that each student learns differently and has unique learning needs. Flexibility and commitment to engaging students in the learning process are true crucial components of any online program.   The CAVE is designed to provide students with the flexibility they need while maintaining checkpoints to ensure they are accountable for their daily activity. Students receive a “Cyber School in a Box” bundle, which includes a laptop computer, printer/scanner, all of the necessary peripherals and access to both live teacher support and technical support.

    Curriculum

    The curriculum used in the CAVE equips students in grades kindergarten through 12 with a fundamental knowledge-base. Though the classroom is virtual, the course framework utilizes curriculum aligned to the PA Core Standards and textbooks. The courses have a consistent structure and are designed to provide students with engaging content, assignments and assessments. Weekly lesson modules include reading assignments supported by short answer assessments, essay questions, quizzes and traditional homework assignments. Courses are also supplemented with a wealth of web-based resources, including: videos, interactive animations, supplemental materials from textbook publishers and a wide range of other engaging educational media.

    Mastering the Content

    A variety of activities and assessments are vital to a student's success. While multiple-choice assessments are an important part of any assessment structure, we ask students to further demonstrate mastery with the following exercises. Content complexity can be differentiated to meet all earners needs. Differentiates assignments and activities allow students to progress through the curriculum at a pace that requires rigor and allows students to attain a deeper understanding of knowledge. For those students with disabilities, differentiated assignments can be developed to meet the diverse learning needs of the child. Below is a list of assignments/activities that can be found in the CAVE.

    E-Assignments: Questions/problems designed to provide students with practice of key concepts.

    E-Short AnswerA worksheet that requires students to handwrite their responses to strengthen the learning process.

    E-Essay: A topical essay question intended to assess students' understanding of the overall concept outlined in the reading assignment and to gauge students' writing skills.

    E-Project: Long-term assignments interspersed throughout a course to give students the opportunity to build on multiple units.

    Students are also required to show their work on all math coursework so our teachers can verify their understanding of the material.

    Platform

    Students are provided with a unique username and password, which grants them access to the portal. This portal includes a calendar to keep students on track to finish their coursework, content libraries and all of the tools they will need to be successful. Help Desk Specialists are available from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week in order to provide any necessary assistance. Students may grant the Help Desk Specialists permission to resolve software issues remotely; hardware issues entail a “Cyber School in Box” bundle swap at the Canton Elementary or Canton High School, which minimizes downtime.