Answers to questions about VIPR

Who teaches the VIPR courses?

VIPR classes are taught by Ray-Pec certified teachers and follow the regular Ray-Pec curriculum. Therefore, these courses will be of equal rigor to the face-to-face courses. Live Google Meets will be offered for students to engage with their teacher and classmates, and are strongly recommended. These Meets will also be recorded by the teacher and shared in the event a student cannot attend.

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How much time will a student spend online each day?

Since a student will be enrolled in a full course load of up to seven subjects a day, families should expect the student to be working online for multiple hours each day.  This may include direct instruction, group instruction, watching an instructional video and independent work.  Direct instruction may include the class as a whole during a “live” session. The direct-instruction will be augmented with practice activities for students to complete offline at home.  

Many more details are included in these documents:

Key elements:

  • Built by Ray-Pec
  • Daily online instruction by Ray-Pec certified teachers
  • Follows regular Ray-Pec curriculum
  • Includes live instruction with online activities and independent work
  • Students who select VIPR are still eligible for MSHSAA sports and activities
  • Students who select VIPR are still eligible for free/reduced price meals
  • K-5 students will be given feedback through the standards-based grading system (TeacherEase gradebook)
  • 6-12 students will be given feedback through the A-F grading system (SIS gradebook)

VIPR assistance

For assistance, call 816-892-1830 or email vipr.helpdesk@raypec.org.