Epic Charter Schools offers individualized instruction to each student through its One-on-One Program. A certified teacher is assigned to each student and works in partnership with the family to teach, coach, and motivate each child. Teachers can interact with the family through a variety of methods: face-to-face instruction, by phone, by text, by email, online chat, and using web-based interactive tools. Teachers should make contact with the student daily using the communication methods that work best for the family.
Once the student is assigned to a teacher’s roster, a meeting should be held to create the Individual Learning Plan (ILP) and establish short and long-term academic goals for the student. The teacher and family will also agree to a schedule and location for face-to-face instruction. This could include the family’s home, an Epic facility, or an approved public location. Any location chosen should be as distraction-free as possible and should create a safe and positive learning environment. For safety reasons, it is required that teachers only meet with a student alone if it is in a public place.
Instructional, face-to-face meetings provide a great opportunity for teachers to target lessons or concepts that students are struggling to master. It is strongly encouraged for our teachers to meet in person with students unless the parents have made a formal request in writing to the principal. Whether teachers are meeting in person or virtually, teachers should meet with regular education students for at least one hour (2 - 4 hours recommended) per week. This should be the minimum number of teacher/student meetings occurring in order to ensure engagement and academic growth for all of our students, but a family can request more or less frequent meeting times.
Epic Charter Schools believes very strongly in communication that is open, two-way, and continuous. Although we are an online charter school, we will begin a dialog with you as soon as you become our student. Open dialog and feedback allow us to monitor student educational improvement and academic progress.
Epic Charter Schools has a service that will allow the school to communicate messages to families within minutes. This system utilizes a variety of communication options: voice mail, email, and/or text messages. The school may use this service to share important school-wide information or send reminders for various activities involving student participation.
There are several curriculum choices encompassing all subject areas along with electives. Information regarding these curricula choices can be found on our website. All of our core curricula and for credit classes are correlated to the Oklahoma Academic Standards. Students are expected to acquire these skills at each grade level. Each parent or guardian is responsible for selecting the curriculum choices for their child.
Each student will test at the beginning of the year to establish a baseline for academic achievement. A post-test will be administered at the end of each school year to establish yearly progress and academic growth. A progress test may be given during late November and/or February to assure academic progress has been attained. In addition to a pre- and post-test and yearly progress test, all students are required to participate in the appropriate grade level exams of the Oklahoma School Testing Program and other state required tests.
All Epic Students must have internet access. It is the responsibility of the parent or guardian to monitor the student’s internet activity while the student is logged on. Parental involvement is strongly encouraged to hold the student responsible and accountable. if internet service is needed, Epic does offer MiFi devices that can be ordered through the student’s Learning Fund.