Blended Learning Explained
What is blended learning?
Blended learning is the practice of using both online and
in-person learning experiences when teaching students. In a
blended-learning course, students might attend a class taught by a
teacher in a traditional classroom setting, while also
independently completing online components of the course outside of
the classroom. In this case, in-class time may be either replaced
or supplemented by online learning experiences, and students would
learn about the same topics online as they do in class-i.e., the
online and in-person learning experiences would parallel and
complement one another.
Athens Renaissance School students are able to take the majority
of school coursework online with some courses and academic support
provided on-site at the school. Students can study independently
with the full confidence of knowing there is caring, conscientious
academic support available as needed. The student support staff is
a dedicated, hardworking team of professional school educators and
mentors. The ARS family welcomes questions and concerns. The
support staff has one sole purpose - to ensure students are
achieving the learning objectives for each course while making
smooth progress toward graduation.
ARS students can access coursework from anywhere, at any time,
with valuable face-to-face support available. For high school
students, the personalized learning plan can be developed with the
option to simultaneously take courses at Calhoun Community College,
the University of Alabama Early College or any other college or
career training center.
Athens Renaissance students have the opportunity to participate
in a Leadership Seminar and Field Experiences to empower them for
life challenges and equip them with necessary skills for meeting
them. Some of these include communication, listening and teamwork
skills. Character skills such as integrity, work ethic, good
judgment, maintaining a positive demeanor, and adaptability are
developed. The focus is on the student's individual strengths,
gifts, learning styles, college and career goals and contribution
to the community.