Teaching & Learning
The spring trimester brings a return to simultaneous in-person and remote teaching and learning. For students who are returning to campus for full-time in-person learning, they will again see a safety-focused approach this spring, with additional strong health and wellness protocols in place and lots of time spent outdoors on our beautiful campus. For students who wish to participate remotely, they will experience an engaging trimester as we remain committed to our investment of time, effort, and energy into their remote education.
While many teachers and students will be on campus, some may be engaging remotely due to health or other restrictions. Classrooms are configured for physical distancing with at least six feet between individuals. In-person instruction will happen in classrooms, with alternate remote-learning spaces available for virtual instruction or in cases where physical distancing reduces classroom capacity. At this time, all enrolled students will be welcome to come to campus every day and will have access to the dining hall, the library, and other spaces, with new health and wellness protocols.
Our daily schedule is configured to meet the needs of students in the Eastern time zone in the US and in Asian time zones abroad. For students engaged in remote learning outside of those time zones, they may adjust their schedule to meet the activities happening on campus or participate in asynchronous learning with recorded lessons coordinated by their teacher. This schedule provides thirty minutes of “Flex Time” after each academic period during which students may meet with their teacher (in-person or remotely) or a small cohort of classmates to work on assignments, clarify ideas from class, or to stay after class to chat. In recognition of the content requirements associated with Advanced Placement classes, students enrolled in an AP class should expect that class to run for 70 minutes, incorporating an additional 20 minutes of the “Flex Time” that follows their scheduled class.
As with all things Solebury, our college counseling process is highly personalized. We get to know your strengths and emerging passions, and we encourage you to expand your academic and extracurricular interests to strengthen your college resume. While this year’s process may look different, our commitment to supporting our students through it remains intact. Be sure to review the FAQs for more information on college visits, standardized testing, and what resources are available for Solebury students.