— Students return to blended learning public school Aug. 31 —
PITTSBURGH–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Students at Hill
House Passport Academy Charter School (HHPACS) a tuition-free
Pittsburgh public charter school, will begin their 2016-2017 school year
on Aug. 31, thankful for a second chance to get their education back on
track and earn a diploma.
HHPACS is a blended learning environment designed for students under the
age of 21 who have not been able to previously finish high school.
Students attending the school come from various backgrounds, but many
have had to overcome great personal struggle. The program provides
targeted and specialized support so that students facing challenges such
as homelessness and teen parenting can still be successful.
Students are required to attend three hours of in-person learning each
day. The flexible schedule and blended learning model allows students to
move through the curriculum at their own pace and attend classes during
either the morning or afternoon session while finishing the rest of
their work online.
“Our students have overcome so much to be here,” said Shelly Nichols, a
senior advisor at Hill House Passport Academy Charter School. “We are
honored that we can be a part of their future success.”
HHPACS’s graduation rate is made possible through the school’s
partnership with local organizations and traditional public schools.
This way the school is able to identify students that will thrive in the
blended learning environment and support students so they are
successful. The school’s support is provided by unique programs that
include workshops, ongoing development and in-person tutoring to help
students reach required academic benchmarks ensuring students are
prepared for life after high school.
About Hill House Passport Academy Charter School
Hill House Passport Academy Charter School (HHPACS) is an accredited,
tuition-free Pittsburgh public charter school for under-credited
students. Through the school, they have access to the award-winning
curriculum and tools provided by K12
Inc. (NYSE: LRN), the nation’s largest provider of proprietary
curriculum and online education programs. For more information about
HHPACS, visit http://hhpa.k12.com
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