The Student Experience

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  • SYNERGY provides all students with a laptop to use from home.  Students are expected to find a location in the household to attend the SYNERGY program daily.  A full schedule up to five and a half hours of instruction/academic study hall occurs daily in a teacher’s interactive video virtual classroom.  The five and a half  hours does not include small breaks between classes and time for lunch.  Each class meets three times per week.  Students are expected to attend all virtual classes the same as if attending a physical school.  Attendance is vital to student success in any environment. 

    Students also have the opportunity to participate in enrichment activities after school depending upon student interest.  Teachers are also available for additional support in content areas after school.  SYNERGY employs a special education teacher and a school counselor to ensure access to special education accommodations and counseling services.  

    11th Grade Schedule Example:  (Classes are LIVE Synchronous Instruction from NYS certified teachers.)

    A- Day

    • 7:30 – 8:50 Chemistry

    • 9:00 – 10:20 Study Hall

    • 10:30-11:50 PE & Optional College Asynchronous Course

    • 12:00 – 12:30 Lunch

    • 12:30 – 1:50 US History

    • 2:00 – 2:30 Academic Advisement

    B- Day

    • 7:30 – 8:50 Algebra 2

    • 9:00 – 10:20 Spanish 4 or Elective

    • 10:30-11:50 Study Hall

    • 12:00 – 12:30 Lunch

    • 12:30 – 1:50 ELA 11

    • 2:00 – 2:30 Academic Advisement