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Model Overview

Program Overview

2013
Year Launched
6 - 8
Blended Grades
1,208
Enrolled

Implementation Q & A

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


Forestbrook Middle School's Station Rotation model was seen as an effective way to improve student outcomes in skill-based math and English Language Arts classes. The school has seen the strongest results in these subjects and is currently working to enhance differentiated instruction in content-based courses.

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


Keeping students on-task during online learning has been a challenge for Forestbrook. The school is developing tighter controls for students when they are not working with the teacher. Forestbrook is using software from Airwatch to "lock" students in the online content to prevent off-task behavior.

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


Forestbrook Middle School Principal April Scott recommends visiting other schools with successful blended-learning programs before starting a new one. After making some visits, a new program must be implemented 'slowly and deliberately, thinking through all of the possible needs of your school,' Scott said.

Program Focus

General

School Overview

Forestbrook Middle School is located near Myrtle Beach, SC. About 75% of students receive free or reduced-price lunch with about 15% special education and about 18% ESL students. Traditionally, it has been a high achieving school. It feeds into Socastee High School, which has an IB program. The goal of Forestbrook's blended-learning program is to ensure that students at all levels have the ability and resources to fill gaps and move beyond the grade-level standards, based on their individual needs.

Ratings Source: GreatSchools

Community Rating

GreatSchools Rating

9

out of 10

School Contact

Contact: April Scott

Address:
Forestbrook Middle School
4430 Gator Ln
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
29588
United States

Telephone: (843)-236-7300

Forestbrook Middle School's Website

Demographics

1,093
Total Students
55%
FRL
--
ELL

Student Ethnicity

State Test Scores Source: GreatSchools

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Blended Program Launched 2013