San Francisco Flex Academy
Source: San Francisco Flex Academy
Students attend the SF Flex school site five days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for a full day of instruction. Instruction is delivered in the classroom and independently online and offline with supervision and support, and SF Flex students will each have access to their own computer at school at no charge.
Extracurricular activities/supplemental instruction are available daily from approximately 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. in the form of tutoring, office hours, clubs, activities and eventually sports teams.
Class sizes are small, and differ on a day-to-day and period-to-period basis based on the needs of the students according to how they are progressing. Class time is dedicated to helping students master what they have not yet mastered through both direct instruction from their teachers and via the online curriculum.
Struggling students can get more help from teachers during the school day and after school during tutoring and office hours.
Although the program is individualized to each student’s strengths and need for improvement, students must demonstrate minimum progress through the curriculum. Individualized learning plans are created for each student, and are re-calibrated and updated on a weekly basis by teachers based on real-time data that is available through daily, unit, and semester assessments.
- SFGate, Sep 2010
Teachers help students when they have questions, and they also pull students out of classes for lectures, debates, science labs or other activities. Otherwise, the students are expected to learn on their own during the traditional four years of high school. But they can move quickly through subjects they excel at and pace themselves though more challenging topics.
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