When schools closed at the end of March 13, students in K-8 at North Star Academy were sent home with paper-based remote learning packets so they could continue practicing previously learned materials. For the high school students, time was of the essence.
The Advanced Placement Exams were just a few weeks away, and almost all North Star high school students were registered to take them online. These tests are critical for the college and university admissions process. Uncommon’s teachers and staff worked tirelessly, and just four days after closing the physical school, a new online high school was launched. The students were back on track and learning during the worldwide coronavirus pandemic.
In a presentation to students, Principal Michael Mann told the students that they have faced adversity in the past and persevered. This situation is highly unusual, yet no different.
Since launching, over 1,000 high school students have been attendance for their online classes every day.