Do families have to pay tuition to attend hta?
No, HTA is a tuition-free public charter school.
Where is HTA located?
What is blended learning?
Blended learning is an educational experience that combines traditional face-to-face classroom learning with online learning. Blended learning can look different in different classrooms. At HTA, students receive face-to-face instruction, intervention, and enrichment on certain days of the week and then work from home on online curriculum, teacher-created content, and attend live virtual classes on other days.
Do students come to the Learning Center everyday of the week at HTA?
No, HTA students only come to the Learning Center on scheduled days. A student’s weekly schedule will vary, dependent on island, grade level, and academic needs. Every student will be required to attend class at a Learning Center at least one to two days a week. Schedules may change throughout the year, due to the student’s needs. Students are still required to complete online and virtual work on the days that they are not scheduled to be at a Learning Center. See the "Program" menu above to view sample schedules for each program.
What does a typical day at HTA look like?
A typical day at an HTA Learning Center will look a lot like a traditional school. Students interact with one another, as well as faculty and staff. Teachers often use time at the Learning Center to facilitate small group discussions, hands-on activities, and supplement instruction. A typical day outside of HTA will involve the student working independently on online curriculum and teacher-created activities. It will be the responsibility of the student to complete tasks assigned by the teacher, with guidance from a Learning Coach. Teachers will often be available online to assist students with their needs.
What is a Learning Coach?
A Learning Coach is an adult responsible for the academic success of a student. The Learning Coach is usually a parent or guardian, although third-party Learning Coaches may be assigned. The involvement of the Learning Coach varies with the student’s grade level, but ultimately the Learning Coach is the co-teacher and facilitator on the days when the student is working from home. A Learning Coach must be highly motivated and organized, with time to devote to their student’s schoolwork everyday
What type of learning platform is used?
The learning platform that is used at HTA is different depending on the grade level and course. Teachers in different grade levels and courses also utilize the learning platforms differently. Elementary courses are currently utilizing the online platform, K12. Teachers utilize components of the K12 curriculum along with their own teacher-created activities, assessments, and resources. Many secondary courses are currently utilizing GradPoint, an online learning management system that teachers use as a platform for their courses. With our students’ best interests in mind, our learning management systems may change depending on advances in technology.
Are the teachers available after hours?
By contract, teachers work from 8:00-4:00 but may be available after hours based on their availability and preference. Please do not expect for teachers to respond to messages after hours, although some teachers will. There will be many online resources available to students to assist them with their coursework after hours
Are there other high school courses offered that are not on the course catalog?
HTA may be able to accommodate students needing to take courses that are not offered at HTA. The availability of courses not listed in the course catalog will need to be discussed with administration, who will make a decision based on what best fits the student’s needs. HTA supports high school students pursuing dual credit through courses taken through University of Hawaii’s Running Start Program. Enrollment in Running Start requires approval by HTA’s College and Career Counselor.
Are there extracurricular opportunities for my child at HTA?
There are a variety extracurricular opportunities for students in all grade levels. Different clubs are offered throughout the year, some with and without cost. Middle school and high school students also have the opportunity to participate in student government. High school students may also apply for National Honor Society. HTA has students that compete in school-sponsored science fairs, math competitions, robotics competitions, spelling bees, and more
Can my child participate in high school sports while attending HTA?
High school students meeting academic and attendance requirements have the opportunity to participate in athletics at their neighborhood public high school. Students interested in participating in athletics should contact HTA’s Athletic Director, Sterling Carvalho at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are there opportunities for my child to socialize with peers outside of the classroom?
Each division has scheduled events, such as prom for high school students and other social events. There are also a variety of field trips throughout the year. Students enjoy socializing during breaks on Learning Center days as well.
What does the student supply fee cover?
The Student Supply Fee covers basic classroom supplies including, but not limited to the following: markers, calculators, white boards, notebooks, pens, manipulatives, reading packets, lab kits, other single use academic supplies and an HTA t-shirt, which will be distributed in September 2017. At the K-8th grade level it also assists in subsidizing the supply fee charged to HTA from K12 Inc. At the high school level it assists in subsidizing novels, course packets and other curricular materials. The $35 student fee is highly subsidized from the actual cost of student supplies. If a family qualifies with the Application for Reduced Fees then the supply fee is further subsidized.