Attention: NWEA Make Up Testing Schedule IMPORTANT: All students are expected to take the NWEA Spring Testing! There are 2 Tests that you have to take: 1 Math Test & 1 Reading Test. IF you have a school Chromebook you can take these tests from home following the instructions below. IF you DO NOT have a school Chromebook you MUST come into Discovery on either Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. Be HERE by 8:45 on the day you are going to test! IF you are testing from home, you can take both tests on any of those three days. PLEASE SEE SCHEDULE BELOW FOR WHICH TESTS WILL BE ADMINISTERED ON WHAT DAY AND WHAT TIME. YOU are ONLY taking 2 tests! NOT testing for 3 days! FOLLOW the INSTRUCTIONS below.
THANK YOU! Contact the Discovery Academy Staff if you have any questions.
Spring NWEA Make Up Testing
*Required Testing* NWEA Make Up Testing will begin on: · Tuesday 6/1/2021: · 9:00am until 11:00am for Reading · 12:00pm until 2:00pm for Math · Wednesday 6/2/2021: · 9:00am until 11:00am for Math · 12:00pm until 2:00pm for Reading · Thursday 6/3/2021: · 9:00am until 11:00am for Reading · 12:00pm until 2:00pm for Math *** TESTS are ONLY open during those specific times! So please START at the Start time in order to have time to finish.
To Begin Testing at Home: FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS EXACTLY
1) Open your Chromebook and log into your school Gmail account 2) Check your school email for the NWEA password 3) Log off of your Chromebook 4) Open the “Apps” Icon (should be located in the lower left corner of your screen) 5) Select “NWEA Secure Testing” 6) If you start with Math; the Session Name is “DA SPRING MATH 2021” (must be typed exactly as it appears) 7) Repeat steps 1 through 6 for the Reading portion; “DA SPRING READING 2021” (must be typed exactly as it appears)
Attention: Berrien Springs Discovery Academy Technology Return Dates The Discovery Academy will be collecting all technologyissued to students on Friday 6/4/2021,Monday 6/7/2021 and Tuesday 6/8/2021 from 7:30am until 3:00pm. Please make arrangements to return technology issued to you by 3:00pm, Tuesday 6/8/2021; items may be returned prior to the scheduled collection dates. Technology issued to students by the High School or the Virtual Academy should be returned to the issuing facility. All items not returned will result in Parents/Guardians and/or Students being charged to replace items as agreed upon in the Equipment Release/Return Form.
MIFI Case- $20
Failure to return items may result in items being listed as lost or stolen and will be reported to the Proper Authorities and Collection Agencies unless arrangements have been made with the Discovery Academy Administration. Failure to return issued technology will also result in not being issued additional technology to students returning for the 2021-2022 school year. We appreciate your cooperation and hope to see you again in the Fall. Have a great Summer!
Bill Bergan Discovery Academy Director
The Berrien Springs Discovery Academy has a long standing tradition of being one of the best Alternative Education programs in the state. We offer a no nonsense approach to on-line education to accommodate today’s At-Risk student population. Flexible scheduling, self-paced courses, access from home and a success driven and caring staff all come together to help students achieve success.
We offer two different tracks to achieve a high school diploma. A traditional 29 credit diploma which meets the BSHS criteria for graduation and the Discovery Academy diploma track which is 22 credits. Both are MMC accredited diplomas. Additionally, qualifying students may also take part in Career and Technical Education classes and participate in Dual Enrollment classes at local colleges. We also allow students to participate in work-study if they are able to obtain gainful employment.
We now offer our students career readiness courses as well as a leadership class. Students will learn how to build resumes and practice interviews. The courses address work place professionalism and conduct. These classes help students to be more successful while participating in the Discovery Academy Job Fair. The Discovery Academy Job Fair is hosted each spring and is one of the largest job fairs for high school students in southwestern-lower Michigan. It is a great opportunity to utilize what they have learned in the classroom and talk to local employers and business owners.
Many of our graduates have chosen to further their education at technical or trade schools, community colleges, and universities. Some are pursuing a career in the military, and some have entered the work force straight out of high school.
We, at the Discovery Academy, understand the many issues that can face today’s student. Sometimes things in life are just too much for students to continue on a traditional path. That is where we come in. We have a very high success rate with students who have dropped out, or are on the verge of dropping out. Many students that come to us are behind in credits and need a way to catch up. This is where the self-paced aspect of our program really come into play. We specialize in At-Risk students. Our staff members all have an almost uncanny ability to reach students previously thought unreachable.
Looking for a non-traditional way to obtain your high school diploma?
Freedom to study from home
2 graduation tracks
*No cost for dual enrollment for college credit (eligibility requirements apply)
No cost for students
Work stations located on-site
Laptop and internet service can be provided
2 graduation ceremonies held each year
Berrien Springs Public Schools Vision Statement Together, Inspiring Students To Think, Learn, Achieve And Care In A Global Community
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