WDMCS Expands Online Learning Opportunities

HoC2015-7The West Des Moines Community Schools (WDMCS) will be offering our highest number of online learning opportunities yet for the 2017-18 school year.

The WDMCS Online Learning Committee was formed in 2014 to explore and expand online learning options for students in our district. The district offers several online courses for grades 9-12 at this time and provides an online learning approach called “blended learning” to fully support and guide students. Blended learning is a combination of face-to-face instruction, digital online instruction, and individualized one-on-one time.

The blended learning courses available for the 2017-18 school year are:

Valley Southwoods Freshman High School

  • General Science
  • Geometry B

Valley High School

  • AP Studio Art
  • Current Issues
  • Evolution of American Popular Music
  • Fundamentals of Writing
  • Geometry B
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Lifeguarding
  • Photo II: Principles of Digital Photography
  • U.S. History

More details about the individual course options are available in your school’s course catalog. You can also contact:

  • Carrie Jacobs, Valley High School instructional coach and district online learning coordinator, 515-633-4180
  • Erica Whittle, Valley High School associate principal, 515-633-4000


Watch the West Des Moines Community Schools website and social media for the rest of our three-part series on blended learning.