In order to create a flexible program where students are able to maximize their strengths while also receiving support in areas of need, Hill Top utilizes a phasing system in each class. This process ensures that each student is appropriately challenged by the course content. Teachers work with each student to determine the appropriate phase for a particular course, thus determining the student’s pace with regard to homework, independent learning, and organizational skills. A student’s phase may vary from one class to another and may change throughout the school year. The phases are as follows:
Definition: Students work slowly and require a significant level of teacher direction, guidance and oversight along with revised assignments in order to achieve concept mastery. Work at an SA phase is not at a college-preparatory pace or level.
Students at the SA phase would receive one or more of the following:
NOTE: STUDENTS WHO NEED TO BE CONSISTENTLY PLACED AT THIS PHASE IN MULTIPLE CLASSES ARE NOT FUNCTIONING AT THE COLLEGE PREP LEVEL AND WILL MEET WITH GREATER CHALLENGES OVER TIME.
Definition: Students may work slowly and require an additional level of teacher direction, guidance and oversight along with revised assignments in order to achieve concept mastery.
Students at the WA phase would receive one or more of the following:
Definition: Work and instruction are delivered at a college-preparatory pace with a balance between independent work and teacher direction.
Definition: Student is capable of highly independent work with teacher oversight and instruction as needed.
Definition: Student is participating in an independent study program or college level instruction.