Garnet Valley High School is pioneering a new format for courses by offering students the opportunity to learn at home, school, or a combination of the two, writes Kathy Boccella for the Philadelphia Inquirer.
This new hybrid approach to learning is seen by the school district as the future of education. This is why Garnet Valley is pushing its five-year goal to become the first public high school in the nation to offer all of its courses online, in the classroom, or a blend of both.
The district, which is renowned for its high-achieving schools, wants to use the new approach to empower both students and teachers to decide how and where learning takes place.
“We believe ultimately that, for schools in the future, all courses at the high-school level should be offered as traditional face-to-face, online, or a combination of the two,” said Samuel Mormando, director of technology, innovation, and online learning for the district.
He said that the goal is to provide every course offered by Garnet Valley High School in all three formats over the next five years.
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