School Models

A list of schools and their school year 2020-21 models is available here. School communities selected from the following options: 

Elementary Models

    • Face-to-Face Learning: All students on campus daily (full-time) for face-to-face instruction.
    • Blended Rotation: One group of students to be present on campus receiving face-to-face instruction while the other group(s) participates in distance learning.
    • Hybrid (Face-to-Face and Blended Rotation): Lower elementary and vulnerable students will have face-to-face instruction daily (full-time), while upper elementary students will have a Blended Rotation model.
  • Middle School Models
    • Face-to-Face Learning: All students on campus daily (full-time) for face-to-face instruction.
    • A/B Two-Day Rotation Learning: Face-to-face learning with online instruction that includes synchronous (occurring at the same, assigned times) and asynchronous (online tasks outside of scheduled class times may be completed at different times) learning along with projects and choice boards. Students report to school twice a week. Priority will be given to vulnerable students for daily face-to-face instruction to the greatest extent possible. 
    • Combination Rotation Learning: This model is similar to the Two-Day Rotation Model. Schools determine the number of days in which students report to campus for face-to-face learning, such as once per week or five days over three weeks, depending on the school context. Priority will be given to vulnerable students for daily face-to-face instruction to the greatest extent possible. 
  • High School Models
    • Face-to-Face Learning: All students on campus daily (full-time) for face-to-face instruction.
    • A/B Two-Day Rotation LearningBlended learning strategies will be implemented to deliver lessons to students, Group A and B. One group of students to be present on campus receiving face-to-face instruction while the other group participates in distance learning, rotating twice a week. Principal will have the flexibility to determine the rotational schedule. Possible rotations include, but are not limited to, alphabetical order, grade level, or academies. Priority will be given to vulnerable students for daily face-to-face instruction to the greatest extent possible. 
    • Hybrid (Face-to-Face and Blended Rotation): Blended learning strategies will be implemented to deliver lessons for the other students. Group(s) of students to be present on campus receiving face-to-face instruction while the other group(s) participates in distance learning, on a rotational basis. Most vulnerable students on campus daily for face-to-face instruction.

The approved school models provide for online and blended distance learning to support social distancing while ensuring academic learning continues in whatever environment students may be provided. All schools are preparing for the possibility of future school closures by increasing device accessibility to students, building teacher capacity for virtual engagement with their students, and course offerings for credits towards graduation. While in-school, face-to-face instruction is preferred, there may be situations in which parents may choose virtual learning only. The Department is ready to support schools with identifying virtual solutions for their students. Working with their home school, once a parent selects a virtual-only option, the parent commits to this selection for the entire length specified in order to earn the credit or grade. 

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