Students at one Jefferson County high school now have more advantages to get ahead in their studies, and stay ahead of the competition when it comes to getting in to college.
Juniors and seniors at Edison Local High School are taking part in a pilot program called the “Blended Learning Program.” It allows students to work online and at their own pace while earning college credits.
Every Monday, juniors and seniors take their classes online at home. Many students in college and high school are now taking courses online, and this will give them the experience of doing online work.
“Getting kids some experience with doing things online getting them ready for college and getting them ready for high school also doing research on their own and getting them used to using technology,” said Principal Matt Morrison.
Parents were informed of the endeavor in the spring, and teachers have been preparing for the new course offering. Morrison said since it is a brand new format, adjustments will be made as students progress.
The blended learning model is growing among the traditional college and university settings, but Morrison said he hopes to expand it in the future. He adds the younger generation is very tech savvy and should adapt quickly to the change.