Teaching & Learning
While in an all remote learning format for the winter trimester, our academic schedule will remain largely intact, with one change in how class time is allocated. In recognition of the content requirements associated with Advanced Placement classes, students enrolled in an AP class should expect class to run for 70 minutes this winter. All other classes will be 50 minutes of screen teaching, with the remaining 30 minutes as the flex time period.
This schedule provides thirty minutes of “Flex Time” after each academic period during which students can remotely meet with their teacher or classmates to work on assignments, clarify ideas from class, or to stay after class to chat.
We have adjusted to our winter trimester schedule to not include exams. Instead, February 24 and 25 will be reclaimed as instructional (class days) and February 26 will be used as a grading day for teachers with no class meetings. We will be awarding our standard letter grades this winter, as described in the student handbook.
We have reconfigured our daily schedule to meet the schedule of students in the Eastern time zone in the US and 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 through their teacher.
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 differently, our commitment to supporting our students through it remains intact. Be sure to review the FAQs for more information on college visits and what resources are available for Solebury students.