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HCS to offer The Future Learning Experience (FLEx) program for grades K-5 for the 2022-2023 school year
Hampton City Schools is proud to present a new, one-of-a-kind virtual program for students in grades K-5 for the 2022-2023 school year. The Future Learning Experience (FLEx) program is for students who want to learn at home, rather than in-person on an HCS campus.
As school divisions shifted to virtual learning at the beginning of the pandemic, it became clear to HCS that some students not only loved virtual learning but thrived in that environment. So our team of highly qualified curriculum designers began exploring how to continue to offer a virtual opportunity for our young students that in essence replaces “traditional” in-person learning . . . and hence, HCS has created the FLEx program.
This innovative program features an online curriculum that uses adventure storylines to engage students in applying the content and skills they learn throughout each week through role-plays, puzzles, escape rooms, and more. Students attend live Zoom sessions in the morning or afternoon and learn English language arts, math, history, and science with HCS teachers. FLEx then enables families to decide how to structure the rest of their day. In addition to highly interactive live Zoom sessions, the FLEx program allows families to choose from a treasure trove of asynchronous games, projects, and other activities.
Kate Maxlow, the director of innovation and professional learning for HCS, explains that, “This kind of virtual program has never been done before. Students can actually reenact history and think through how they would save people during natural disasters. Their asynchronous work is mostly game-based, so they might not even feel like they are learning - but they definitely will be!”
Think this online program might be right for your child? Find more information, including times and dates for family information sessions and sample classes for students at hcsflex.com. Adventure awaits!