This past spring, students, parents, and schools all received an unexpected taste of remote learning. From March to May we embraced an abridged approach to online teaching, learning, and assessments out of necessity. Instructional time was significantly reduced. Athletic events, fine arts performances, field trips, and many other components that go into educating students spiritually and socially were curtailed or canceled. We are grateful for the grit that was shown by our students, faculty, and staff and thankful for the patience and partnership shown by our parents.
While we remain firm in our conviction that on-campus and face-to-face learning is best, we need to be prepared for both short and long-term campus closures that are out of our control.
We are also convinced that should the need for remote learning arise, we must do much more than we were able to do at the end of the last school year. To that end, we have redesigned the schedule to improve instructional time and the student experience.
The overall goal in the redesigned remote learning schedule is to increase direct instruction time for all grades. This will include starting instruction earlier for all grades.
Remote learning will be activated on a schoolwide basis if we are at Level 4 and forced to close the campus. We are not able to operate our full on-campus program and full off-campus remote learning program at the same time.
While it is not designed to be a comparative experience to full-time, on-campus learning, our FLEX option gives you an option for qualified students. Please contact your child’s principal and they can share more about FLEX specific to your child’s grade and class schedule.
For Lower School, please email Mrs. Tracey Wood, Lower School Principal
For Upper School, please email Dr. Ron Farrar, Upper School Principal
Our core mission is to deliver a high-quality, Christ-centered, college preparatory education. To accomplish this, a more robust schedule is needed for remote learning. In addition to our own internal goals, the Florida Department of Education has stated they will not be waiving the minimum number of instructional hours.