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Model Overview

Program Overview

2014
Year Launched
10 - 12
Blended Grades
200
Enrolled

Implementation Q & A

When you first implemented blended learning, why did you choose that particular model? (has your model changed? why?)


This model was proposed by the district and the district funded online school. The model had been piloted by another high school in the district and proved to be a successful model.

What was one of your biggest challenges when going blended, and how did you overcome it?


Getting into the schools and funding were the two biggest challenges. The district created a funding opportunity for schools that made it cheaper to share seats throughout the district than for schools to purchase their own seats. Schools then give a flat 7th to pay for the original content courses and 4000.00 per school to pay for the recovery courses.

What's the one piece of advice you'd give to emerging blended-learning programs?


Have well trained staff members implementing the program. Have a good help/tech desk available to trouble shoot issues which arise that the beginning of the program.

Blended Subjects

Math
English Language Arts
Social Studies
Science
World Languages
Electives
Computer Programming

Program Focus

General
Credit Recovery
Dropout Recovery/Prevention
Gifted/Talented
Special Education

School Overview

Desert Hills High School was founded in 2008 to meet the demands of a growing community near St. George, Utah. School leaders wanted to give students more options for original-content courses to help students make the most of their high school academic experience. They also saw the need to help students with extenuating circumstances stay on track.

Ratings Source: GreatSchools

Community Rating

GreatSchools Rating

7

out of 10

School Contact

Contact: Lisa Mitchell

Contact Title: Blended Learning Facilitator, Utah Online School

Address:
Desert Hills High School
Saint George
Saint George, Utah
84790
United States

Telephone: (435)-674-0885

Demographics

1,171
Total Students
23%
FRL
--
ELL

Student Ethnicity

State Test Scores Source: GreatSchools

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Blended Program Launched 2014