Even a global pandemic won’t stop the Crescent School learning experience. Crescent’s campus is closed due to COVID-19 public health measures, but its new Virtual Learning Program (VLP) is ensuring that the students’ education and sense of community aren’t disrupted.
During the school’s March Break, faculty and administrative staff designed the VLP and had it ready to launch on March 25, two days after classes would normally have resumed. With three guiding principles – continuity, flexibility and community – Crescent’s VLP combines synchronous learning, independent study, "office hours" for extra help and one-on-one consultations with teachers. A variety of technology platforms and tools keep the students engaged with their curriculum and connected with their peers.
Crescent’s VLP is intentionally designed to evolve to reflect the needs of Crescent students, parents and faculty. “As we grow together through this experience, we’ll learn as we go and continue to improve the VLP,” says Dr. Sandra Boyes, Executive Director, Professional Learning & Research and Head of Lower School at Crescent.