Heavenly Host Lutheran School is offering high school classes for the first time.
A online and on-site hybrid will be put launched, with over half the week spent on campus and the other days online. Director Zachary Murphy said parents have wanted this option for years.
“We have to be willing to reach out there and try something new, and genuinely try to provide a christian hybrid online option for families,” Murphy said. “There’s going to be a plethora of that as we move forward. I think so many different industries have realized that they can continue to do what they do in new ways.”
Murphy said this new option will allow students to work at their own pace, and even work ahead. He said because class sizes are smaller, more focus can be given to any struggling student.
With so many other organizations offering online courses due to the pandemic, Murphy said establishing this new course was easier.
“In every schedule in 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th [grade], we have time built in for one on one support,” Murphy said. “Any of the days that they’re online and the student is not on site, we also have personnel certified staff available to provide one on one zoom tutoring sessions.”
Each staff member is a state certified teacher. Murphy said Heavenly Host is the first and oldest private school to offer this in the Upper Cumberland.
“Not only has our school passed the test of time, but we’re willing to continue to evolve and grow to meet the needs of this area and this community,” Murphy said. “I genuinely think that now is the time to really look at options for your child to get an education.”
Classes for the semester begin July 27.