In response to public health concerns and creating the most proactive and consistent educational option for students from 14 partner schools in five counties, Ohio Hi-Point is offering a Flexible Learning Plan for the 2020-21 school year.
The Flexible Learning Plan is a blend of face-to-face and independent/remote learning. The goal of the plan is to safely maximize the amount of hands-on learning time students receive in OHP's career technical labs while engaging in a flipped classroom environment for academics.
OHP’s Flexible Learning Plan will prepare students to be career-ready by building more independence and personal responsibility in learning. This shift in instructional practice requires instructors to be facilitators of learning while students take more ownership for their own education. OHP’s Flexible Learning Plan provides face-to-face and remote learning environments in career programs and academics for all students.
“The Flexible Learning Plan focuses on that college-like atmosphere. Students will focus on their career "major" and complete their core academics for graduation while on campus. On their independent/remote learning days, our students will continue to learn and be supported as teachers introduce new concepts, lectures, or assignments in preparation for the days when students are on campus,” said Superintendent Dr. Rick Smith.
OHP's Flexible Learning Plan establishes a schedule for our students to spend 2-3 days on-campus per week. Junior students attend on-campus classes on Mondays and Wednesday as well as every other Friday. Senior students attend on-campus classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays as well as every other Friday. Juniors and seniors alternate every other Friday for on-campus classes. Fridays will include additional help and remediation as well as face-to-face time with teachers. When on campus, the schedule allows our students to spend 8-10 hours in the career program per week as well as 4 hours in academics per week.
Ohio Hi-Point is focused on providing a safe environment for our students and staff. The following policies and procedures were established with local and state organizations.
- Hand sanitizer is placed throughout the buildings and touchless water fountains have been installed.
- Students and staff should practice frequent hand-washing for at least 20 seconds and avoid touching their mouth, nose and eyes since the virus easily enters the body through these membranes.
- Face coverings are required for everyone. All staff and students are provided washable masks by OHP. If an individual chooses to wear their own mask, it should at minimum be cloth or fabric that covers the nose, mouth and chin. The regular cleaning and rotation of those coverings are the responsibility of each individual. Mask breaks will be created throughout the day in classrooms or labs that can maintain social distancing requirements. Face shields and medical waivers are available upon request.
- OHP's Flexible Learning Plan allows for social distancing and smaller classes. We ask students and staff to adhere to social distancing guidelines.
In addition to these safety measures, OHP has taken the additional steps to:
- Invest in a thermal temperature camera system, which evaluates everyone that enters our high school building for potential fever. Students will pass by this camera upon arrival to school each morning and when going to lunch each day.
- Utilize atomizer sprayers and UV lights for cleaning large areas and classrooms and has established a regular sanitation schedule for our buildings.
We will also have assigned seats in areas like classrooms and the cafeteria to minimize any possible exposure to a large group.
We are excited to welcome our students to campus and look forward to the school year! If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.