Starting school in a new place can be an anxiety producing experience. We understand! Aside from building a new routine and schedule, there is the matter of getting used to your computer and the programs required for your learning plan.

Getting started at 21CCCS is not something any student is expected to do alone. We offer a comprehensive orientation for each incoming student before classes begin. The orientation teaches students to walk through different menu options to see, hear, and learn how each learning tool works.  An introductory screen might look something like the picture below. Each orientation task is broken into simple parts, making it easy to track your learning.



Every year that students return to 21CCCS, we provide a refresher orientation. This helps to remind students to utilize certain functions within our software, while building on more advanced skills and tools. Students receive answers to their questions in our live Virtual Offices, ensuring they are ready to tackle what’s to come for the school year.

The software we use to communicate virtually with students is called Blackboard Collaborate. A screen shot of this software can be seen below. The screen depicts a set-up for one of our science lessons. Our software is incredibly interactive and user friendly. The panel on the left side of the image below shows the teachers and students participating in the class. The program grants audio access (which is assigned by the teacher of the course), chatting privileges, writing permissions in the center of the screen, and more. Students are introduced to this software during orientation. Before long, they will know it very well.