During the current school year, Solebury has been a leader in the return to offering in-person education. Yet national, state and local public health concerns may force us to temporarily return to fully remote learning. The Solebury School Learning Support Department would like to share some strategies and tips to help make your student's transition to remote learning a more successful experience.
With physical distancing and remote learning now the norm for many, the performing arts have been affected tremendously. Even New York's Broadway theaters and many others nationwide remain closed. This posed the question, how were we at Solebury going to be able to bring theater to our community?
This past year the Solebury Speech and Debate team earned 3rd place in the Southern Pennsylvania Debate League. They finished behind schools with over a thousand more students, showing that as a team, they are going toe to toe with deep, experienced teams in our region.
Solebury teachers engaged in a full week of professional development in late March to prepare for this term of remote learning. After adjusting to teaching through Zoom, Canvas, and outside of Solebury's traditional classroom schedule, we realized the opportunities presented by this new environment. By the middle of the spring, over 95% of our teachers and more than 90% of our students surveyed reported that remote learning was working for them. We are aiming much higher as we approach the 2020-21 school year.
On February 6th, 15 Solebury School students traveled to Baltimore, Maryland to attend the 23rd annual Johns Hopkins University Model United Nations Conference.
To better serve our college-bound students, Solebury School is offering an SAT prep course taught by our own faculty.