A Hilliard Education Fully Online
Beginning with the 2020/21 school year, we are proud to announce that we will be offering a K-12 full time online learning opportunity through the HCS Online Academy. This will give parents an online option for their students to receive a Hilliard education, taught by Hilliard teachers.
A Hilliard Education
All online courses were written and are continually updated by Hilliard teachers. The courses align with what is taught in the classrooms and are designed to be engaging for students. Our elementary courses are part of a collaboration with teachers from Hilliard and the Lakota Local Schools in suburban Cincinnati.
Quality Online Learning
The high school online courses offer students flexibility and choices surrounding when and how they learn. Most offer options for students to choose between self-directed learning options and more traditional lessons and activities. For elementary and middle school students, the curriculum is aligned by pace, scope and sequence with what is taught in classrooms throughout the district.
It’s important for parents to understand the Online Academy classes are based on state standards, not seat time. While the best practice for a student is to engage during traditional school hours in order to connect with their teacher and classmates in real time, flexibility will be provided to best meet a family’s needs. Students who enroll in the Online Academy will still remain connected with their home schools. Support, such as counselors, and opportunities, such as clubs and extra-curricular activities, will be available to Academy students.
Most courses in grades K-8, and many in grades 9-12, are offered online. However, before making this important decision, be sure to check which classes are offered through the Online Academy. Not all in-person classes, such as gifted, high school honors/AP, and some electives, are offered in the Academy.
Zoom Sessions to Learn More
How we reopen in the fall will depend on requirements and guidance from Governor DeWine, the Ohio Department of Health, the Ohio Department of Education, and the Franklin County Health Department.
We hope you will join Dr. Marschhausen as he announces our plans and takes questions.