Second Half of the Year Education Mode Intent for All Students
As we transition into the second half of the 2020/21 school year, we want to honor our commitment to our families and allow you to decide whether you want to be a part of the Online Academy or the Flexible Learning Modes. Both opportunities give students a quality education taught by our Hilliard teachers.
All families will have from October 16 until 11:59 pm on October 30 to decide if their student/s will attend the Online Academy or our Flexible Learning Modes. If your student is currently in a building, and you want to continue with that learning mode, you don’t have to do anything. If you want to enroll, re-enroll, or leave the Online Academy, the primary guardian will need to fill out the Intent form before the deadline for each of your students.
The Intent form will be available Friday the 16 on the Online Academy web page.
Whichever choice your family makes this will be a commitment for the second half of the 2020/21 year. There will be no switching between learning modes for the rest of the year. The second half of the school year will begin after Winter Break on January 4, 2021.
Secondary Course Offerings
Secondary students enrolling in the Online Academy will need to be prepared to request courses for the second semester. Not all courses are offered in the Online Academy, so before you sign up check the offerings for grades 6-8 here and 9-12 here.
With a shift in students, we anticipate needing to shift our staff. We hope to keep as many students with their current teachers as possible, but we can’t guarantee there won’t be Online Academy teacher changes.
School Building Placements
For elementary students opting out of the Academy, we also cannot guarantee an opening in their home building. If they can’t return to their school parents will receive a call to discuss options. Options could be to remain online or attend a different school. For elementary, there will be a lottery system in place for grades with limited spaces open. Secondary students leaving the Online Academy will return to their home building.
If you have questions, please reach out to your student’s principal.