The curriculum used has been developed by Ohio educators and is fully aligned to Ohio Learning Standards. Instruction is provided through online videos and readings with interactive learning activities and online assessments to check for understanding. Students move forward in the curriculum when they have demonstrated understanding with at least 70% accuracy. It is important to note teachers do not provide direct instruction; however, they are available to respond to questions during check-in times or via electronic means.
Courses will be assigned as follows:
- Elementary students will each take English language arts, math, science, and social studies. Allied arts courses are not available through BCSOS and are not a part of Ohio’s required curriculum. Families are encouraged to pursue experiences in art, music, and physical fitness in their homes and community.
- Middle school students will each take English language arts, math, science, and social studies and 1 total credit of electives from the Jefferson County ESC course catalog (typically 2 semester-length electives). Foreign language electives taken at BCSOS will not count toward high school foreign language credit, as the courses do not fulfill the full curriculum of a high school credit course.
- High school students will take appropriate English language arts, math, science, and social studies courses and 2 total credits of electives from the Jefferson County ESC course catalog. Advanced Placement course options include Calculus and Physics.
To view available electives and high school course options, visit the JCESC catalog
The BCSOS principal will work with students and families to select middle and high school electives and enroll in the proper level academic courses and will consult with counselors to ensure proper progress toward graduation requirements.
BCSOS students are required to participate in the district testing programs, including, but not limited to, fall reading diagnostic assessments (grades K-3), MAP (grades 1-9), gifted screening (grades 2 and 4), PSAT (grades 9-11), ACT (grade 11), and Ohio State Tests (grades 3-10). The principal of BCSOS will communicate a testing schedule to families with specific dates and times for students to come to a designated district building. Remote testing options are not available for these required assessments.