Huntley High School is among 100 middle and high schools from throughout the country listed by GettingSmart as “schools worth visiting” for educators.
The list recommends schools that can “give educators a refreshing outlook on what schools can do” and includes schools that achieve extraordinary results for underserved communities, create powerful learning experiences, and/or are innovative blended and competency-based models.
Huntley High is included in recognition of its pioneering Alpha Courses blended learning program. GettingSmart describes the program as empowering both students and teachers to modify learning schedules based on student need.
The site previously highlighted the HHS blended learning program in a feature article.
HHS Principal Scott Rowe discusses the school’s pioneering blended learning program on Huntley 158 Today.
Behind the scenes with students in HHS’s one-of-a-kind youth residency program, made possible through blended learning.
The site also credits success to the District’s commitment to technology as the largest K-12 provider of personalized learning devices in the state, well-designed and flexible learning spaces, including the HHS Hub, and commitment to providing both students and teachers support through the rollout of innovative programs.
GettingSmart.com is a community for news, stories and leadership on innovations in learning and teaching. Users engage by reading, watching, listening, and sharing thought leading perspectives in feature blogs and publications on K-12, HigherEd and lifelong learning.