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Digital Learning Center

New location of the MLSD Digital Offices. 1530 Pilgrim St. (By the HS)

 

Welcome to the Digital Learning Center Webpage

Currently MLSD Digital is undergoing multiple program changes for the start of the 2021-2022 school year that will allow us to continue to serve our students and meet their various educational needs. During this process, we will update this webpage as the program develops.

*If you are a current MLSD Digital Student seeking information for the remainder of the 2020-2021 School Year please view the "2020 Student Information" below.*

 

Attending Digital Learning Center 2021-2022: 

Students wishing to attend the Digital Learning Center for the upcoming school year can apply for enrollment by completing the application located here. Prior to completing the application we would highly encourage all students/families to consider the following: 

  • Is it important for my student to have face-face interaction when learning? 
  • Is my student an independent learner that enjoys discovering things on their own? 
  • Is my student self motivated and organized? 
  • Do we have reliable internet connection? 
  • As a family are we able to set a school schedule for our student at home and support their progress? 

We understand that an online format may also be needed as an educational bridge for some students due to severe health issues, traumatic life events, and/or other unplanned circumstances that have made in person attendance an obstacle impacting a student’s overall academic success. 

 Upcoming Changes: 

New Online Curriculum: We will be utilizing the Edgenuity online curriculum starting the Fall of 2021. 

 

 
 
Moses Lake School District offers an online curriculum for our Digital Online Learning Students to fulfill their educational requirements. To enroll in MLSD Digital, students must first meet with their school counselor to request a referral. MLSD Digital is considered an ALE program. Alternative Learning Experience is public education where some or all of the instruction is delivered outside of a regular classroom schedule. ALE follows all public education requirements as well as Chapter 392-121-182 WAC.
 
To schedule an appointment with your child's counselor, call the counseling office at 766-2666 ext. 40130.

 

To Students and Families Considering Digital Coursework

First and foremost, thank you for advocating for your and/or your child's education. We appreciate you looking into possible options to increase the potential for successful completion of middle school and high school. We recognize that not all students learn in the same manner or have the same educational needs. Our ultimate goal is to provide digital coursework as an option when it's necessary. Digital coursework is not the most ideal approach for the majority of students. It does not lend itself to collaborating with peers and being involved in rich classroom discussions, something that research for student learning clearly supports. However, we know that in some cases, Digital coursework can benefit students on a temporary basis. The ultimate goal for our digital teachers and administration is to help students transition back into a classroom setting.

Kristi Hofheins

Executive Director of Teaching and Learning

Some criteria that would qualify a student to participate in either part-time or full-time digital status include the following:

  • Experiencing severe health issues, making consistent attendance at school nearly impossible.
  • Necessary to be home to care for your child(ren).
  • Credit deficiency.
  • PE can only be taken online to acquire 1 of the 1.5 credit requirements and that student's course load is already full of rigorous coursework (11th and 12th grade).
  • Traumatic life event that excludes a student from success in a traditional classroom setting.
  • Adding flexibility to student schedules to allow a student to stay on track for graduation.
  • Discipline issues.
 
 

MLSD Digital utilizes 3 online curriculum providers

APEX

          Description: http://www.apexlearning.com
          Student access:  http://www.apexvs.com
 

Rosetta Stone

          Description: https://www.rosettastone.com/k12/home/
          Student access:  https://moseslake.rosettastoneclassroom.com/en-US
 

Odysseyware

          Description: https://www.odysseyware.com/
          Student access:  https://mlhs.owschools.com/owsoo/login/auth
 
 
 

MLSD Digital Staff

(509) 793-7600
 
New Address!!
1530 Pilgrim Street, Moses Lake, WA 98837
 

Administrator

Kristi Hofheins, Executive Director of Teaching and Learning (509) 766-2650 x7722 - khofheins@mlsd161.org
 
 

Instructors

Digital Learning Center

Doug Boole, Coordinator/Instructor (509) 793-7626 - dboole@mlsd161.org
Myra Creviston, Special Education Instructor (509) 793-7654 - mcreviston@mlsd161.org
Brett Hammond, Instructor (509) 793-7676 - bhammond@mlsd161.org
Wayne Johnson, Middle School Instructor (509) 793-7606  - wjohnson@mlsd161.org
Rick Rosenow, Instructor (509) 793-7627 - rrosenow@mlsd161.org
 

Moses Lake High School

Rhonda Berg, Math Instructor (509) 766-2666 x40803 · rberg@mlsd161.org
Amador Castro,  Digital Lab Instructor (509) 766-2666 x40809 · acastro@mlsd161.org
Brooke Frederick, Lead Digital Lab Instructor (509) 766-2666 x40404 · bfrederick@mlsd161.org
Kimber Lybbert, Language Arts Instructor (509) 766-2666 x40301 · klybbert@mlsd161.org
John Perales,  Digital Lab Instructor (509) 766-2666 x40302 · johnperales@mlsd161.org
Kevin Whittall, Physical Ed. Instructor (509) 766-2666 x40614  · kwhittall@mlsd161.org

 

Digital Learning Center Office Staff

Lynn McAlavy, Office Manager (509) 793-7660 · lmcalavy@mlsd161.org
Carolyn Johnson, Secretary/Receptionist (509) 793-7600 · ckjohnson@mlsd161.org

 

Paraeducators

Lisa Sniffin, Digital Learning Center Lab (509) 793-7673 · lsniffin@mlsd161.org
Kristin Edwards, MLHS Digital Lab (509) 766-2666 ext. 40302 · kedwards@mlsd161.org
"The Digital Learning Program has been a very wonderful resource for my son Pedro. In a small town where resources for children with special needs are very limited, this school has been a God sent for my son and other children who are affected by disabilities that make it harder for them to function in a traditional classroom. Having the opportunity to work at his own pace and to do so in the comfort of his home has made learning less of a struggle for him. He has made more progress in the 2 years here than he had in 6 years prior within the traditional classroom. I am thankful for his teacher who is amazing and the staff who are always very nice and supportive." –Pedro's mom
 
 
 
"Hi, my name is Alexis, I’m a senior at Moses Lake High School and the Digital Learning Program. I have been in this program now since I was in 9th grade. It has helped me learn at my own pace, I moved pretty fast compared to the high school... When I first started, the idea of having everything online was weird to me but I was happy I didn’t have to video call a teacher.
Due to medical issues, I could only handle so many things from stress-exhaustion, that’s why online and part-time was my best bet. After Mr. Boole learned I was actually doing my work it was as if I saw hope in his eyes that people cared about what they were doing. He would help me out when needed, I’d meet him once a week. By the time I finished my freshman year, I was at least 1.5 credits ahead! Because the High School had a slow pace, I’d get bored and take more online classes. I will gladly admit, my counselor wasn’t happy. She thought I should be at the same pace as every other kid, but I didn’t. I was originally doing it to have a nice easy senior year but, senior year is here and I decided to be a running start kid! (Yeah, I’m insane.) 
I know most people don’t take advantage of this program, some don’t even know about it. Most don’t even know it exists. As the ones who do think it’s for the “bad kids” who are behind. It’s not. It can be for everyone who tries hard enough to get somewhere. You’ll also learn some very valuable skills like not procrastinating, being responsible on your own, doing things by deadlines. It helped me as a person and I met some really cool people in the process. If you’re considering doing digital classes, I encourage you to do it." –Alexis
 
 
 
"I wanted to take the time to express my gratitude for the online learning center and the staff there. They have been so supportive and were pivotal in my daughter's success in the school district in the last two years. We were at a point where I was about to pull my daughter out of public school and pursue home school when her counselor suggested online classes. We were both relieved and happy with the outcome. She was still able to attend some classes at Chief Moses Middle School allowing her not to be totally secluded. Some may think that this is easier and maybe and easy-going approach, however, I disagree. We have weekly meetings to discuss progress and my daughter has to spend so many hours a week on each class to maintain satisfactory status. I appreciate being more involved in her education and the ability to have this offered in our district." –Tiffany
 
 
 
"Since I have been I digital my grades have improved a lot. That is because I can learn at my own pace. In public school, I used to either get confused because the teacher was teaching too fast for me to understand, or I would get bored because they taught too slow. With digital there is no longer the problem of me having to catch up because I was sick, I can just do my school work from home and not have to worry about rushing through work trying to get caught up. I used to miss 20 or more days of school a year. That was a lot of learning I missed out on because I dreaded going to school so early. With digital, I only have to go to school once a week and I get more learning done than in public school." –Conlan
 
 
 
"I was frequently picked on when I went to school and was too scared to even go to school. Digital has given me the opportunity to continue my school work in a safe setting. It allows me to work at my own pace. In a classroom setting, I got bored waiting for classmates to understand the concept. Also, help is available whenever I need it. I have weekly meetings with my teacher to discuss my progress which helps me stay on track." –Kellan
 
 
 
"Digital has helped me on getting my high school diploma a lot. If I wouldn’t have started with digital I would have never got back into school. Since I work and never have time to just go in and sit down to do work. I'm glad I can just go in and check-in or do a test any day of the week at any time. I think it’s the best choice for kids like me who just don’t like being at school, or have a hard time learning in a class. My favorite part of it is that you can go really fast if you want or just take your time if you’re struggling. You don’t have to be waiting on everyone else in a class. I wish I could’ve started Digital back in my Freshman year. I would have graduated on time and I wouldn’t have wasted so much time sitting in a classroom where I would just not understand the teaching or just distracted with other things that would keep me from going to school." –Luis