FlexSchool provides the live, engaging, all-day instruction and support your child needs and deserves -- even online.
Update: June 5, 2020
Our hope and tentative plan is to be back on both campuses with all necessary health requirements (temperature checks, social distancing, masks, handwashing, frequent disinfecting). We are closely monitoring the recommendations and permissions of the WHO/CDC/Governor and local health departments. We will be making our decision about being on campus at the last possible minute based on the most up to date information.
If we cannot be on campus, we will continue the full flex school experience online and are making adjustments and piloting programming this summer to enhance the experience.
Remote learning is helping our gifted community stay connected! Jacqui Parr Byrne wrote this really helpful article about how to accommodate IEP/504 students while teaching online.
Our robust, dynamic online learning environment was fully established and thriving years before the Covid-19 epidemic. That’s why, as the rest of the world scrambled to go digital, we were able to seamlessly transition to a rich remote classroom experience on day one.
We know that relationships become even more important during uncertain times. Our caring faculty and staff remain a reassuring presence in our students’ daily lives, conducting our full-day class schedule in real-time, and providing students with the stability, structure and sense of connection they need to feel supported and secure. At the same time, friendships first forged on FlexSchool campuses continue to grow and strengthen in our virtual classrooms.
Every FlexSchool course is already designed to keep our cloud campus students just as engaged as those in the physical classrooms, through multimodal instructional strategies that make learning accessible and exciting -- no matter which way your child learns best.
A cornerstone of the FlexSchool model has always been FlexFriday -- a weekly experiential learning opportunity in which our students can make meaningful real-world connections through activities such as field trips, service days and visiting speakers. We continue to provide this wonderful program online, where our students engage with live guides and enjoy fully interactive learning experiences every single week. Recent examples include a live studio tour and talk by British artist Gavin Watson, and an interactive 3D modeling activity with MacInspires.
Academic gifts are frequently accompanied by learning and social-emotional differences. Throughout this transition, we’ve continuously provided a safe space where our kids can flourish with the all-day, real-time support of our highly trained staff.