Learning Format Options

PLEASE NOTE: For all on-campus learnings, families will be asked to sign a COVID-19 Assumption of Risk and Liability Waiver.

Haas Hall Academy will be offering three different learning options this upcoming school year. These options are subject to change depending on directives put forth by the Governor, the Department of Education, and Arkansas Department of Health. At any time in the school year, a shift to a completely virtual model may be necessary. Flexibility to transition between the learning options will be paramount as we embark on the upcoming journey this school year will bring. 

Option 1 — Traditional Option 2 — Blended Option 3 — Virtual
Traditional Learning — face-to-face instruction taking place 5 days per week

  • Teachers will provide face-to-face instruction. 
  • Scholars attend on-site classes as assigned.
  • Devices will be available at school, if needed. It is recommended that scholars have their own devices to use daily to minimize sharing. 
  • In the event of a school closure due to COVID-19, scholars will continue coursework on a fully virtual platform from home or a remote area with WiFi access.
  • Daily screening procedures in place.
  • Social distancing will be encouraged, but is not guaranteed given the size of our campuses and classrooms. 
  • Enhanced cleaning procedures will be put in place before school, during school, and after school. 
  • Limited group gatherings, social distancing, mask wearing, and enhanced hygiene practices will be implemented. 
  • School dress code enforced. Face covering and/or mask required.
Blended Learning — face-to-face instruction takes place two days per week and virtual instruction takes place three days per week

  • On-site instruction 2 days per week and virtual instruction 3 days per week
  • Monday/Wednesday: Last Names A-L on-campus; Tuesday/Thursday: Last Names M-Z on-campus; Friday: all-scholar virtual learning from home or remote area(s) with WiFi access.
  • Traditional school day schedule followed with modifications for longer passing periods and staggered dismissal time.
  • Social distancing will be encouraged for on-site instructional days, but is not guaranteed given the size of our campuses and classrooms. 
  • In the event of a school closure due to COVID-19, scholars will continue coursework on a fully virtual platform from home or a remote area with WiFi access.
  • Daily screening procedures in place.
  • Social distancing will be encouraged, but is not guaranteed given the size of our campuses and classrooms. 
  • Enhanced cleaning procedures will be put in place before school, during school, and after school. 
  • Limited group gatherings, social distancing, mask wearing, and enhanced hygiene practices will be implemented. 
  • School dress code enforced. Face covering and/or mask required.
Virtual Learning — instructor-led learning, synchronous with on-site instruction.

  • No on-site instruction; 100% home virtual school.
  • Teacher-led instruction 5 days per week.
  • Scholars learn from home or a remote area with WiFi access.
  • Instruction is synchronous with on-site instruction.
  • Scholars attend class “live” via Google Classroom.
  • Traditional school day schedule followed with modifications for longer passing periods (time in between class logins). 
  • School dress code enforced.

Note: All learning models will have similar expectations around coursework and grading. Parents may choose ONE of the three options. For those selecting virtual instruction, learning option re-evaluation can be made close to the end of the first 9-week term. These changes will be made on an individual basis based on teacher input, parent input, and scholar achievement. For those selecting traditional or blended learning options, the shift to completely virtual may be made at any time. To return to in-classroom instruction, scholars would need to go through the re-evaluation process at 9-week term points. For all learning platforms, we will continue monitoring the situation throughout the fall term and will allow for parent/guardian and scholar re-evaluation for learning options for the spring term in November 2020.

2020-2021 Opt-In For Learning Guide