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Model Overview

Program Overview

2015
Year Launched
9 - 12
Blended Grades
1,700
Enrolled

Implementation Q & A

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


Teachers in our district have been using the station rotation model for years. We decided to scale it up into all our district schools and infuse and streamline digital curriculum, content, and assessments so that there is continuity between all schools and so that we can access data efficiently. We also have teachers that are experimenting with flipped classroom and personalized learning. We have created elements that teachers must include in their station rotation and content creations. We chose station rotation because our goal is to blend the best of face to face instruction and online learning to increase small group and one on one teacher instruction.

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


Providing professional learning opportunities for teachers on how to implement blended learning and time to curate and create content are our biggest challenges. Our educational foundation supported a grant to fund an online course in blended learning on Coursera for teachers: Blended Learning: Personalizing Education for Students
New Teacher Center, Silicon Schools Fund & Clayton Christensen Institute
Over 100 teachers on our district have completed the course.
We also provided time for teachers to create content on professional learning days.

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


Engage all stakeholders: parents, students, teachers, administrators. Communicate the need or blended learning and how the school will endeavor to implement. Visit other schools and connect with leaders that have experience in blended learning.

Program Focus

General
Dropout Recovery/Prevention
English Language Learners
Special Education

School Overview

Morristown High School is a comprehensive, four-year secondary school that serves an ethnically and socially diverse student population of 1700 students. A microcosm of the new millennium, Morristown High School is rich in economic, racial, and cultural diversity. Some families have been in the district for generations, while others have only recently immigrated to the United States.

Morristown High School offers a rigorous college preparatory curriculum, including 20 Advanced Placement Courses and 21 Honors level courses. Our students maximize opportunities to sample and explore emerging career fields in areas such as technology, music, visual and performing arts, and the medical and science fields. Morristown High School provides an extensive program of interscholastic sports, co-curricular activities, and performing arts.

The Mission
The core value and primary purpose of Morristown High School, with its large and diverse population, is to foster a community in which learning is meaningful, challenging and lifelong, and where the expectations of growth, individual understanding, excellence and creativity exist for all students and staff in a dynamic and academic environment. This mission will be achieved through a research-based process of continuous and collaborative planning, implementation and evaluation.

Accreditation
Morristown High School is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools and the New Jersey Department of Education.

Ratings Source: GreatSchools

Community Rating

GreatSchools Rating

5

out of 10

School Contact

Contact: Mackey Pendergrast

Address:
Morristown High School
31 Hazel St
Morristown, New Jersey
07960
United States

Telephone: (973)-292-2000

Morristown High School's Website

Demographics

1,595
Total Students
26%
FRL
--
ELL

Student Ethnicity

State Test Scores Source: GreatSchools

Additional Test Scores

2016

Blended Program Launched 2015