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Model Overview

Program Overview

Year Launched
9 - 12
Blended Grades

Implementation Q & A

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

creating learning opportunities for students that are both challenging and engaging facilitated our decision to offer blended learning as an option.

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

making sure teachers had enough training to understand and implement the change. we committed to offering pd focusing on topic.

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

Give teachers the support they need to learn and then time to plan.

Program Focus


Blended Subjects

English Language Arts
Social Studies

School Overview

Fairmont Preparatory Academy (Fairmont) is the largest and oldest non-sectarian independent school in Orange County, Calif. In 2009 it began an e-learning strategy it called 'build out from the core.' The first prong of this strategy was to bring the best technologies to the school's traditional classrooms and develop teacher skills related to technology. Pursuant to this goal, Fairmont began equipping its classrooms with interactive whiteboards paired with an extensive library of flipcharts. It also invested in a Blackboard learning management system, available beginning in the fall of 2010, to facilitate parent-teacher-student communication. The second prong of Fairmont's strategy was to offer new online courses to Fairmont students and then extend the reach of the courses beyond Fairmont's constituents. Fairmont kicked off this strategy in the summer of 2010 with a blended summer school program.

School Contact

Fairmont Preparatory Academy
2200 W Sequoia Ave
Anaheim, California
United States

Telephone: (714) 999-5055

Fairmont Preparatory Academy's Website


Total Students

Student Ethnicity


Blended Program Launched 2009