There are various approaches to online learning, and Villa has chosen a path that might be best described as "virtually hands-on." Because of our focus on continual school improvement, we have sought, through an iterative process, to refine our remote learning practices on an ongoing basis.
With the suddenness of the COVID-19 situation, adjusting "as we go" has been a reality. However, this actually highlights an important aspect of our faculty: the willingness to try alternatives, examine what works best, and then adapt. In this process, we have actively sought out parent and student feedback both anecdotally and through formal surveys. This has resulted in significant improvements for distance learning. One example, shown at right, has been the development of graphic weekly schedules for every grade and co-ordinated throughout. This establishes consistency of remote learning instruction, and also assists busy parents who can see the week in its entirety.
We highly value our school-parent partnership and how it directly relates to the success of Villa students.