Families can apply for enrollment in the Enhanced Digital and Guided Education (EDGE), the district’s online learning program, starting March 1 through March 31, 2023.
Completed applications must be received in the EDGE office by 4 p.m. on March 31. Late applications will not be part of the initial admissions process and will be placed on a waitlist after the applications that were submitted on time.
Current EDGE Students
Current EDGE students (2022-23 school year) will be automatically enrolled for the 2023-24 school year and DO NOT need to complete an enrollment application.
EDGE Application Form
Applications for the EDGE are open March 1-31, 2023, and will be able to be completed by clicking on the button below.
Established in 2020, the EDGE program is an online K-12 program within the Salem-Keizer public school system.
This program was created to meet the needs of families seeking an alternative pathway towards graduation and support student development of digital literacy skills. EDGE’s curriculum is standards based, incorporates digital tools, and is measured by proficiency-based assessments.
EDGE students, while enrolled in the program, continue to have access to their resident schools for resources such as athletics, before and after school clubs, as well as other extracurricular activities. EDGE students will take part in their resident school’s graduation ceremony and receive a diploma from their resident high school.
Multiple pathways to access learning
The EDGE program currently offers multiple pathways for students to complete their course work.
All 6th and 9th graders will start out in the EDGE Connected Pathway until they work with their EDGE Counselor and demonstrate the skills necessary to be successful in the EDGE Independent Pathway.
EDGE Connected pathway
EDGE Connected is for families who want access to a live teacher in a more structured virtual classroom setting, where EDGE sets the daily schedule. The EDGE teacher will be the primary deliverer of instruction and the family will provide support and monitoring. Live instruction will occur daily.
EDGE Independent pathway
EDGE Independent is for families who want more flexibility in their daily schedule. The EDGE teacher provides access to instructional materials which the student progresses through independently. Family is the primary support with access to a teacher for additional assistance as needed.