Instruction

“The best curriculum out there is the one you will use.”

Customizing an education plan is hard work! It is one thing to make a plan, it is another to implement that plan with excellence. A successful program of study requires a motivated student actively engaged in learning.

Logos provides world class curriculum, teachers, and options unlike most other schools. We have found that the best curriculum out there is the one that you will use.

Personalized learning is the tailoring of instruction with multiple curriculum options in learning environments customized to the unique needs of individual learners. All curriculum have strengths and weaknesses. Finding the one that is right for you is hard work and takes planning and decision-making. Work with Logos nation to answer all of your questions to make the selection that is best for you.

Catalog:

7-12 Curriculum Catalog

Campus Classes

Campus ClassStudents can choose from a variety of on-site classes, including music, art, writing, science, math, history, and more. Payment for classes is deducted from the student’s allotment in educational units (EUs) or in dollars (if EUs have been depleted). Classes are offered in Medford at Logos and in Grants Pass at Red Mountain Learning Center.

7 – 12th grades – Tuesdays & Thursdays

7 – 12th grades Grants Pass classes – Fridays

Catalog:

7-12 Campus Class Catalog 2015-16

Open campus policy

The Logos Administration would like to communicate and remind Logos 7-12 parents and student body that our Open Campus Policy applies to the Logos campus and the SST campus at the Ed Center.  Open Campus is a privilege that requires responsibility and respect.

1. Parents who wish to make alternative arrangements need to speak with their Education Specialist or Logos Administrator.

2. Students who abuse this privilege may lose this option and either not be allowed to attend on campus classes or other natural and logical consequences.

 Open Campus Expectations:

1.  Students will need to be in a designated study room, making academic progress, working with tutors, teachers etc. while on campus.  Students are not allowed to wander the hallways and otherwise loiter and socialize while on campus.
 

2. If students have completed their work and school related tasks and do not want to read, study etc. they will need to be picked up or leave the school in a timely fashion. 

Unless alternative arrangements are made with your ES, your students are free to leave either one of our campuses.  The Logos campuses will for all intent and purposes function as a real college campus where 7-12 students can come and go as they please.

Dress Code:

  1. Logos recognizes the need for students of our school to dress appropriately for school. Appropriate apparel includes clothing that does not compromise safety and/or is not disruptive or distracting to the school environment and instructional process. Logos is committed to protecting the health, safety, and welfare of the students.
  2. The intent of the dress code is to have students wear clothing that is appropriate for school and the learning environment.  Beachwear, cutoffs, mid-riffs, “daisy dukes,” tight-fitting, any alcohol or drug-referencing, immodest or obscene clothing is prohibited.  Good taste and grooming are an important part of our students’ education. 

Our desire is to support your student’s educational pursuits and to provide a safe environment where this can take place.

But understand that if you allow your child to walk home, drive themselves or leave when they are done with their class/responsibilities, Logos does not provide the oversight for your student once they leave campus.

Frequently Asked Questions

What if my student doesn’t drive
It would be ideal for parents to enter our facility to come in and pick up their students. 

What if my student violates the dress code
Logos has extra shirts that students can wear for the day.  If their shorts, pants, or skirts are inappropriate, the parent will be called to bring in other apparel or to come pick up the student.

When will a student with open campus privileges be allowed to leave campus?
Logos campuses are treated like a college campus.  If you want to make specific arrangements please do so with your ES and/or Logos Administration and we will work out specific terms your student requires.

When a student has an open period and does not have an assigned class, where can he/she go to remain on campus?Students must utilize the study rooms available on both the Earhart and Ed center campuses.  Rooms and times are designated outside the rooms.  Students are given flexibility in between classes to socialize, eat and use the necessary facilities. Students will not be allowed to work in the lobby and hallways.

How do I know if my student is being respectful and working on academics while on campus? 
Logos teachers and Administration will work with all of our students in a professional manner to communicate expectations and locations of where students can be while on campus.  Parents will be contacted if students repeatedly do not honor the expectations.

Thank you for helping us make our Logos campuses places of academic growth and a balanced environment of respect and safety.

For questions regarding the Logos Open Campus Policy, see Safety Director Frank Matz or speak with your ES.

Please discuss this with your family and review your expectations.


Community Classes

Community Classes
There are many educational opportunities and activities throughout Jackson and Josephine counties for children and families.

​​Vendors working in conjunction with Logos provide another “classroom without walls.” Follow the link for full explanation of these resources.

Learn more here.

Textbooks

Textbooks

Online Curriculum

Online Curriculum
Many students choose to learn via the Internet with paid subscriptions to online curriculum. Logos has access to the best online curriculum in the world and are always adding high quality options. Check out these links and see if they would be a good fit for you. Our Director of online learning would be happy to discuss the pro’s and con’s of
each program.

Jason Winningham
Director of Online Curriculum
[email protected]

Edgenuity​
Grade levels: 6th – 12th grades

Subjects: Language arts, math, science, history and geography, and foreign language, as well as a variety of electives.

Features: Standards-based curriculum, interactive with video lessons.​

OdysseyWare
Grade levels: 3rd – 12th grades
Subjects: Language arts, math, science, history and geography, and foreign language, as well as a variety of electives.
Features: Standards-based curriculum, interactive ability with audio and video elements.

Thinkwell
Ability levels: 6th grade and above
Subject: Math, Biology, Government, Speaking
Features: Video lessons, interactive tools, and standards-based curriculum

Read Naturally
Ability levels: Early reader – 8th grade
Subject: Reading, non-fiction text only
Features: Phonics series – six levels with emphasis on phonics.
Sequenced series – 13 levels with emphasis on fluency and reading comprehension.

IXL
Grade levels: K-12th grades
Subjects: math and language arts.
Features: Supplemental practice with specific topics in math and language art​


EdOptions
Grade levels: 7th – 12th grades
Subjects: Language arts, math, science, social sciences, and foreign language, as well as a variety of electives.
Features: Standards-based curriculum.

ALEKS Math
Grade levels: 3rd – 12th grades
Subjects: Math
Features: Standards-based curriculum which is customizable for the student
Math fact mastery program for multiplication, division, addition, and subtraction

Portfolios

Portfolios
A portfolio is a purposeful collection of student work that exhibits the student’s efforts, progress, and achievements in one or more areas of the curriculum. Logos portfolio’s include the following:

  • Student projects & test scores

  • Multiple samples of student writing: research papers, essays, position papers etc.

  • Rubric on how the portfolio will be graded

  • Student’s self-reflection.

Portfolio’s represent a collection of students’ best work, student-selected samples of work, and demonstration of student’s ability related to outcomes being assessed. Throughout the year, a portfolio will demonstrate development toward mastering subject specific goals and skills.

Why Use a Portfolio?
In this new era of performance assessment related to the monitoring of students’ mastery of a core curriculum, portfolios can enhance the assessment process by revealing a range of skills and understandings of the student; support instructional goals; reflect change and growth over a period of time; encourage student, teacher, and parent reflection; and provide for continuity in education from one year to the next. Instructors can use them for a variety of specific purposes, including:

  • Encouraging self-directed learning.
  • Enlarging the view of what is learned.
  • Fostering learning about learning.
  • Demonstrating progress toward identified outcomes.
  • Creating an intersection for instruction and assessment.
  • Providing a way for students to value themselves as learners.
  • Offering opportunities for peer-supported growth Paulson, F.L. Paulson, P.R. and Meyer, CA. (1991, February). “What Makes a Portfolio a Portfolio?” Educational Leadership, pp. 60-63.

We provide vid-folios as well which are high quality, entertaining videos that explain the requirements of the Portfolio and introduces you to the Lead Instructor who will work with you on implementing them.

Planned Course of Study

Planned Course of Study

High school course options at Logos are extensive. To personalize each student’s high school experience it is often necessary to build a course suited to the student’s specific interests, abilities and needs.

Each year the curriculum plan of study is meant to build on previously learned skills while expanding the student’s exposure to new learning and experiences. Therefore, units of study can be created for single or multiple years of subject specific instruction, increasing the complexity and requirements for students each year. With this in mind, Logos has created a Planned Course of Study document to help the student and ES build a course based on these factors for a semester or full year of high school.