Thoughts from Principal Horn
As the principal of an online high school, I can simply answer that question by saying ABSOLUTELY! Why shouldn’t we still get to know our students, even if we are communicating through a virtual world?
Creating connections is one of the reasons I got into education! Helping students realize their potential is an incredible process to be a part of. Moving into the online sector of education is just another way to impact our 21st century learners. I have found that we must be creative in nurturing student connections with our online learning approach. It takes a extra effort on our part, but we are committed to the success of every student at Hope High School. The extra effort is absolutely worth it, and it yields the fruit of our students’ success! Eighty percent of our students go on to higher education, and I believe it is a direct result of our staff investing in our students’ educational journey. Establishing those connections and building rapport with Hope High School Online students is paramount to the mission and vision of Hope High School Online. Creating opportunities to understand our students and their backgrounds is the first step in designing a success plan to move them forward to high school graduation.
I had an experience last week that drove this point home!
Sylvia is was a Hope High School Online re-entry student. She enrolled with Hope High School Online previously and wasn’t able to continue based on her life circumstances. She came back to us recently and asked to re-enroll.
After a phone call with her Academic Coach and I, we were blown away at everything she had faced by the age of 20. After that phone call, we both understood why she couldn’t fit school in at that point in her life. She seemed incredibly committed for this next time around. There was so much resolve in her voice that I knew we needed to make sure she knew how much support she would have at our online school. We arranged a day to bring her lunch from her favorite burger joint so that we could meet face to face with this determined young lady during her lunch break at work.
Sylvia was exceptional! She openly recounted many of her life’s experiences and the decision she has made to be successful despite her circumstances. She is truly inspiring! Knowing her story helps us understand how to best support, motivate and help her make it to that graduation stage! Who says an Arizona online school can’t be personal and truly know their students? Everyday, Hope High School Online proves that simply is not the case!
Online high school might be YOUR student’s solution.
In a traditional high school classroom, it can be difficult to get the personal attention students need. Whether the class size is too large, your student doesn’t feel comfortable asking questions, or the teacher doesn’t provide enough opportunity to get everyone’s questions answered, students sometimes flounder as a result of not getting enough personalized attention. Online high school provides a different opportunity to create focused, one on one student attention. At Hope High School Online, one of the areas we are most proud of is our commitment to student success. We believe that there is no other online high school in Arizona that is willing to invest the kind of time that we do into making sure our students have their needs met.
Take a look at what our students say:
Jose: “You have no idea how meaningful what you’ve done for me is. I’ve been to 2 different schools (traditional schools) and teachers there would NEVER in a million years have done what you have. Thank you!”
Cheyenne: “I can’t thank Hope High for how much support they give you. Went in today for help on a test and everything went better than ever. This school has helped me soo much since I’ve been enrolled. Thank you for all of your help and support. I can’t thank you enough!!!”
Exceptional student support is just one of the many things we do at Hope High School Online to help our students succeed. Find out more about us, and what sets us apart from other Arizona online high schools. Download our free information kit here!
Looking for a different education option for your Arizona high school student? Hope High School Online is an accredited, free, convenient, has award winning curriculum,and a genuinely caring staff that goes the extra mile to help Hope High School Online students succeed.
Choices for Online High Schools in Arizona
There are numerous online high school choices in Arizona, so why should you choose Hope High School Online for your student? Below is a message from Principal Horn about what sets Hope High School Online apart from other Arizona online high schools.
Principal Horn Explains Why
Hope High is Different
For more information about why Hope High School Online is a great choice for your student’s high school education, GO HERE to find out more.
Hope High School Online will be supporting the Avondale Fiesta on May 5th, 2017.
More info at:
Avondale – Western Avenue
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Join us at the Women’s Day Out Expo on May 6th.
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Mesa Convention Center – 9am-4pm
Join us at the Ultimate Women’s Expo on April 22-23, 2017.
Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 11am-5pm
Phoenix Convention Center
Visit our booth at the Avondale Kid Fest on April 8th.
More Info at:
Friendship Park in Avondale
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