Continuity of Learning – High School Seniors
Congratulations Class of 2020!
Last Day of School
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Online graduations were held June 4-9, streamed on the HCPSS website and shown on cable TV 95 (Comcast) and 42 (Verizon). In-person celebrations will be planned by schools at a later date. Archived videos of the online graduations can be viewed online. Watch the graduations →
End of Year Celebrations
Each high school, as well as Cedar Lane School and the Homewood Center, held a virtual senior awards ceremony to highlight the many accomplishments of its Class of 2020 and announce the recipients of school and community awards and scholarships. Learn more →
The continuity of learning plan for high school students focuses on delivering learning objectives in a variety of ways, leveraging the tools and resources that students and families have available and accounting for the supports they require. It does not seek to replicate the classroom experience as courses and content will not be taught live at a certain time on a particular day. Rather, teachers provide course or grade-specific work that can be completed independently, guide students through a variety of learning experiences, and provide opportunities for students to ask questions and engage with the teacher remotely during scheduled online sessions.
A typical week for a high school student:
On Monday mornings, students will log into Canvas and receive their weekly assignments for all instructional areas.
Throughout the remainder of the week, students will have important opportunities for live virtual check-ins with teachers.
The majority of each day will be designated as time for students to complete assignments.
Assignments will be turned in for feedback on Fridays.
Teachers will communicate their specific schedules to students and families. The HCPSS distance learning model for secondary students will consist of two components:
90 minutes to two hours of learning activities per course for students to complete independently
Weekly virtual class check-ins via Google Meet.