Inspire charter school sticks to distance learning, students and teachers say it works

December 4, 2020, by Sandii Buckman

By SHARON MARTIN | | Chico Enterprise-Record | PUBLISHED: December 3, 2020 at 4:25 a.m. | UPDATED: December 3, 2020 at 9:34 a.m.

Here is an excerpt from the article:  — Most school in Butte County took advantage of the brief window to reopen for in-person learning back in October. However, Inspire school of Arts & Sciences, a public charter high school that’s located on the Chico High campus, opted to stay in a distance learning model.  Inspire decided to adopt a 1-by-8 schedule. Each student will take one class for a total of 22 days. Every 22 days, a student will move on to another class. Students attend school online for five days a week. Classes consist of both synchronous and asynchronous instruction. Right now, small cohorts of student are on campus either receiving special education or participating in band group practices. One teacher is piloting a hybrid model, Inspire Principal Becky Brown said.

In a survey conducted by the school about the success of distance learning 70 percent of students, 80 percent of staff and 73 percent of parents answer “yes” on whether or not distance learning has been successful. A total of 14 percent of students and 10 percent of parents answered “no” while no staff members answer “no” a total of 20 percent of staff answers were categorized as “other”…

True Kozielski, a junior at Inspire, is currently taking precalculus. Having one class for a longer chuck of time has worked for Kozielski. “I really enjoy only having one class to focus on at a time instead of eight…I also enjoy how we will get to work on school events even though we are online.”

READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE: Inspire School of Arts & Science was featured in the Chico Enterprise-Record

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