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Model Overview

Program Overview

2017
Year Launched
9 - 12
Blended Grades
661
Enrolled

Implementation Q & A

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


For us, making use of Google Classroom was the easiest place to start. We spent time training our staff on this platform, and many of our staff became Google certified. It was the easiest way to introduce elements of blended learning to our staff.

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


Currently, one of our biggest challenges with staff has been finding the balance between having too much and not enough technology. This challenge comes directly from our students, who note that in some of their classes, it feels more like they are taking an online class. It is a work in progress to overcome this challenge, but we will do so with additional professional development for teachers on best-practice blended instructional techniques.

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


My best advice is to start with a small pilot group of teachers and students. Making any change on a small-scale first allows stakeholders to test various aspects of the model in a safe and somewhat controlled environment. Down the road, a successful pilot can also lead to buy-in on a school-wide level when people can see that the model has shown early signs of success.

Select up to two focus areas you feel that you demonstrate leadership in, and tell us why here:


Sanborn Regional High School is considered by many to be a national leader in the movement to competency-based learning. As Principal of Sanborn, I co-authored a book on this topic in 2017 by Solution Tree to help school leaders make this transition. The book is entitled Breaking From Tradition: The Shift to Competency Based Learning in Plcs at Work (TM). My co-author is Jon Vander Els, a former colleague and elementary school principal who was also a part of this journey.

SRHS makes use of a flexible learning period known as Focused Learning Time. This model has provided structure and support for our competency-based learning approach and could serve as a model to other schools looking to make a similar shift.

Program Focus

General
Credit Recovery
Dropout Recovery/Prevention
Special Education

Model Overview

Program Overview

2016
Year Launched
9 - 12
Blended Grades
700
Enrolled

Implementation Q & A

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


We currently are looking for opportunities to provide students choice and voice in our competency-based model.

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


For us, the first hurdle was to move to a one to one environment. For many years, we tried to implement blended learning strategies without this level of technology access and it was difficult.

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


Start with a group of early-adopters who are excited to try something new and are willing to be flexible with their instructional and assessment approaches.

Program Focus

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

Edtech

Desktops: Windows
Desktops: Windows
Laptops: Windows
Laptops: Windows
Tablets: iPads
Tablets: iPads
Laptops: Chromebooks
Laptops: Chromebooks
BYOD
BYOD
Mobile Devices
Mobile Devices

School Partners

Edgenuity

Blended Subjects

Math
English Language Arts
Social Studies
Science
World Languages
Electives

Program Overview

2016
Year Launched
9
Blended Grades
200
Enrolled

School Partners

Edgenuity

Program Overview

2016
Year Launched
9 - Adult
Blended Grades
700
Enrolled

School Partners

Edgenuity

School Overview

Sanborn Regional High School is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). Sanborn is located in Kingston, New Hampshire and serves students in grades nine through twelve from the communities of Kingston, Newton, and Fremont. The enrollment is approximately 700 students. All three towns are socio-economically diverse, and all are residential, non-industrial communities.

Ratings Source: GreatSchools

Community Rating

GreatSchools Rating

5

out of 10

School Contact

Contact: Brian M. Stack

Contact Title: Principal

Address:
Sanborn Regional High School
17 Danville Road
Kingston, New Hampshire
3848
United States

Telephone: (603)-642-3341

Sanborn Regional High School's Website

Demographics

722
Total Students
11%
FRL
--
ELL

Student Ethnicity

State Test Scores Source: GreatSchools

2017

2016

Blended Program Launched 2016