Loading...

Updating Program Tabs...

Model Overview

Program Overview

2011
Year Launched
K - 8
Blended Grades
260
Enrolled

Implementation Q & A

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


We initially envisioned online work and direct instruction as separate tracks, with teachers gradually using the data to adjust their style to a more reactive mode. However, we quickly found that young students easily lost interest and motivation on the computers unless the work was aligned with direct instruction, and clear teacher-backed feedback systems that let students know how they were doing on computers was crucial to ensuring quality digital work.

Program Focus

General

Blended Subjects

Math
English Language Arts
Social Studies
Science

School Overview

Mission Dolores Academy is an independent, K–8 catholic school that serves a remarkably diverse student body in San Francisco. The school focuses on educating underserved youth: 85% of students receive some form of financial aid, 60% of students qualify for free and reduced-price lunch, and more than 50% of students will be in the first in their families to attend college. Mission Delores is nationally recognized as a pioneer in the blended-learning field, particularly for Catholic schools. The school partnered with Seton Education Partner to implement its blended-learning program in the 2011–12 school year, but Mission Delores now manages its own blended-learning program as an integral part of the school’s academic model.

Ratings Source: GreatSchools

Community Rating

School Contact

Contact: Dan Storz

Address:
Mission Dolores Academy
3371 16th St
San Francisco, California
94114
United States

Telephone: (415) 346-9500

Mission Dolores Academy's Website

Demographics

260
Total Students
60%
FRL
--
ELL

Student Ethnicity

2015

Blended Program Launched 2011