Should flexible class hours start in high school?

Should flexible class hours start in high school?

Reported by NPR, a Lansing, Michigan school is experimenting with a 3 to 8 pm schedule for students looking for a better way to accommodate part-time jobs, internships, dual enrollment opportunities, and family commitments.

At Eastern Flex Academy, students start school at 3 PM right after the traditional hour students exit, utilizing the same facilities that lie empty half the day, then break for dinner before finishing up their courses online.

The takeaway? The learning modalities we’re building for our adult online learners are creating a precedent of flexibility that are quickly expanding elsewhere. And eventually, it may same crazy that we forced every student to learn the exact same way for so long.

May you continue to fight the good enrollment growth fight at your institution today, and we’ll see you again tomorrow.

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Eric Olsen

Eric brings more than a decade of award-winning creative brand development, marketing analytics and higher education experience to Helix Education. Eric is a graduate of Bradley University and earned his MBA at Lewis University.