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Model Overview

Program Overview

Year Launched
10 - 12
Blended Grades

Implementation Q & A

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

This model was proposed by the district and the district-funded online school. The model had been piloted by another high school in the district and proved to be a successful model.

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

Getting into the schools and funding were the two biggest challenges. The district created a funding opportunity for schools that made it cheaper to share seats throughout the district than for schools to purchase their own seats. Schools then give a flat 7th to pay for the original content courses and 4000.00 per school to pay for the recovery courses.

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

Work together as a district to create options that support student engagement. Also, by working together as a school within a district, costs are spread out throughout the district and are substantially less than if a school was to take on this project on their own.

Program Focus

Credit Recovery
Dropout Recovery/Prevention
Special Education

Blended Subjects

English Language Arts
Social Studies
World Languages
Computer Programming

School Overview

Hurricane High School has about 1,200 students with a wide variety of needs. The school needed additional course options for students to take both original- and recovery-content courses. In particular, recovery-conten options were limited and students needed more courses than the traditional brick-and-mortar summer programs offered. Graduation rate, motivation, and cost were all concerns. Transportation was also an issue because most students who had failed did not get their driver's licenses until their junior year of high school. Then, these students were having to remediate courses that they had failed in 9th grade when they were 11th or 12th graders.

Ratings Source: GreatSchools

Community Rating

GreatSchools Rating


out of 10

School Contact

Contact: Lisa Mitchell

Hurricane High School
345 W Tiger Blvd
Hurricane, Utah
United States

Telephone: (435)-635-3280

Hurricane High School's Website


Total Students

Student Ethnicity

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Blended Program Launched 2014