The Hill Academy is a unique independent school that offers a program specifically designed for dedicated student-athletes. While students are engaged in an outstanding academic program, they are working at a level of athletic training normally available only at the College/University level. The Hill provides the foundation for academic, athletic, and personal development enabling each individual to maximize his or her full potential and ultimately reach and succeed at the next level. The athletic and academic scheduling is completely integrated and complementary to ensure that each student-athlete is achieving excellence both academically and athletically.
At The Hill Academy, each individual has the opportunity to become a successful student through the support of dedicated instructors in small classes. Small class sizes ensure that each individual is given the proper attention to customize and balance the demands of being a student-athlete. State of the art technology is used within the classroom to provide every student with all the tools necessary to optimize learning.
The Hill Academy Academic Playbook
A HyFlex Learning Model for Student-Athletes
At The Hill Academy, we know that for any of our teams to be successful they need a good playbook. Our Academic Playbook has evolved towards a HyFlex Model.
What is a HyFlex Model?
A course design model that accommodates learning in in a flexible course structure in order to optimally meet the challenges and demands of a student-athlete.
It leverages technology in an intentional way to ensure that the face-to-face and remote learning experiences have equal engagement and success levels for students.
What does this mean for my child’s schedule?
Student-athletes will be provided the flexibility to attend classes live in the physical classroom with their teacher and classmates, participate remotely synchronously, participate at school asynchronously or participating remotely asynchronously.
For example a grade 10 History class may have 15 students:
o 5 students are in class with the teacher (live face to face synchronous learning)
o 4 boys are travelling with their team and will view the lesson and complete work online later in the day supervised by their coach (remote asynchronous learning)
o 3 girls are travelling with their team and do not have a game while class is on. They will participate in the class with the teacher and 5 other students in real time through an online portal (remote synchronous learning)
o 3 other students were called up to participate in the senior Prep lacrosse practice and missed class. They will be in a supervised environment on campus during their regularly scheduled practice time where they will use our Learning Management System to access the lesson and complete the work (on campus asynchronous learning)
What will students be able to see when they are in an asynchronous learning situation?
Students will have access to class materials to be completed at a time that works for their schedule. These class materials include but are not exclusive to: pre-recorded lessons (video or audio files), self-guided lesson modules, streaming video content, assigned reading, posted lecture notes, and discussion boards.
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