In general, blended classes offer students greater voice and choice in their learning, in that they have a large degree of control over the time and place their learning occurs. Through this increased ownership of learning, HHS blended students graduate better prepared for the self-regulation and time management skills needed college and career success.
More specifically, blended classes emphasize:
- student-centric learning
- independent learning skills
- time management skills
- flexible scheduling to accommodate student needs and desires
- enhanced communication skills
- differentiated learning
- increased digital fluency
- strengthened self-motivation
HHS has been the subject of case studies by eLearn Magazine and Hanover Research, both of which found that the program has seen positive outcomes and holds multiple benefits for students.
- 91% of students say Blended classes provide an environment that requires more self-accountability
- 85% of students agree Blended classes are beneficial to the student
- 80% of students agree Blended classes help them manage time and get more work done
- No teachers surveyed reported a negative experience with Blended Learning
While Blended is not specifically focused on improving GPA or standardized test achievement, since 2013:
- the cumulative GPA among students who took at least one Blended class is 10% higher than their peers, and
- Blended students scored 8% higher on college readiness exams.