Welcome to Walnut Hill Academics Online! The Academic Faculty at Walnut Hill is dedicated to nurturing the curiosity, intellect, and skills of all of our student-artists, whether this work is done on campus or online. In this time of uncertainty we are more determined than ever to provide rich learning experiences for our Walnuts across the globe.
Academic courses will run online between Monday, March 30th and Friday, May 1st and extend after that as necessary. Our goal is to complete all of our second-semester academic classes whether we return to campus this spring or not.
We are excited to work with you again, and we thank you for your energy, your ideas, your spirit, and your patience as we all venture into this new world together!
All the best to you and yours,
Benjamin Gregg, Director of Academic Studies
How to participate in your academic classes:
CHECK YOUR CLASS PAGES - All academic classes will be managed by teachers from existing portal class pages. These are the same pages that students have been using all semester. Here students will find details of assignments and schedules of work, calendars for deadlines and class meetings, and all necessary class resources and links.
DO YOUR ASYNCHRONOUS WORK - Much of the work in the academic program will be done asynchronously, that is, you can do the work at your own pace and at times that work for you, your family, and your time-zone. This work will be supported by guidance and resources on your class pages.
JOIN SYNCHRONOUS MEETINGS - Academic classes will include one or two all-class meetings each week and may include face-to-face ZOOM calls with smaller groups or with individual students. Teachers understand that students may not be able to make scheduled ZOOM calls due to family obligations or conflicts, or time-zone differences. Faculty will modify their schedules to include all students and/or record ZOOM meetings and post them as resources to their class pages for any students who cannot make the meetings themselves.
EMAIL YOUR TEACHERS - Students and faculty will likely use email for a range of communications, including individual messaging and exchange of documents.
USE OTHER PLATFORMS - Academic classes which have employed other online platforms such as Moodle, Google Classroom, or Math XL may continue to use them. Teachers are aware that some students may not have access to Google applications and will make appropriate accommodations.