Online School is Back in Session at Hill House Passport Academy Charter School on September 4
PITTSBURGH--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 28, 2018--Hill House Passport Academy Charter School (HHPACS), a tuition-free public high school for under-credited students, will begin the 2018-2019 school year on September 4. HHPACS offers a blended learning environment combining online and in-person instruction, in order to provide Pennsylvania students with an opportunity to earn a high school diploma.
“Hill House Passport Academy is proud to offer our students a pathway to get their education – and their futures – back on track,” said Principal Bo Jackson. “Learning is truly personal, and our blended model allows us to support each student in achieving their academic goals, regardless of the challenges they’ve faced.”
HHPACS’s blend of online and face-to-face instruction allows students to work towards high school graduation, while balancing other demands such as jobs, internships and family responsibilities. In a unique learning model, students are required to attend daily, 3-hour class sessions at the school’s Pittsburgh campus in the mornings or afternoons, and complete two and a half hours of daily online independent study.
Pennsylvania-licensed teachers lead courses in the core subjects of English language arts, math, science and history, as well as a host of electives including computer programming, digital arts, world languages and more. HHPACS’s small class sizes, combined with the online learning platform, are designed to provide each student with a personalized learning experience that meets their needs and supports their academic and personal goals.
In addition to the rigorous curriculum, students are provided with numerous resources and staff support. For those who need it, HHPACS offers career and college counseling, mentoring, social service referrals, personal finance counseling and internship opportunities.
Students are encouraged to work collaboratively with their peers on coursework, and the school organizes social and educational outings throughout the year to foster a sense of community. Graduating seniors are celebrated each spring with an in-person commencement ceremony, and HHPACS alumni go on to secure jobs and attend two- and four-year colleges and universities throughout Pennsylvania and beyond.
HHPACS is still accepting enrollment applications for the 2018-2019 school year for students who are under 21 years of age and have previously withdrawn from high school. While first preference in enrollment is given to students residing in Pittsburgh, all Pennsylvania students under age 21 who qualify for high school and are able to attend the required in-person sessions in Pittsburgh are eligible for admission.
About Hill House Passport Academy Charter School
Hill House Passport Academy Charter School (HHPACS) is an accredited, tuition-free Pittsburgh public charter school for under-credited students. Through HHPACS, students have access to the curriculum provided by K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN), the nation’s leading provider of K-12 proprietary curriculum and online education programs. For more information about HHPACS, visit hhpa.k12.com.
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