Course Delivery and Classroom Changes
Spring 2021 Class Schedule
Due to the personalized nature of the Salem Academy curriculum, a student's individual schedule may include some modifications. These modifications are due to enrollment in college courses, lab science requirements, and other academic or co-curricular options. Typically, students will have 5 academic courses, 1 co-curricular (art/theater/music), and 1 study hall within the 7 allocated block periods. The above schedule represents a large picture overview of the Salem Academy academic day. Individual sports participation and health/wellness activities will begin at 4 pm for the majority of students.
Monday through Thursday will be in-person for those choosing the in-person option. Friday classes will be virtual for the entire campus in order to allow for enhanced cleaning. The Academy may offer some in-person outside activities on Friday weather permitting.
Modifications to the Spring Term 2021 schedule may be made in order to further comply with the North Carolina safety and health regulations during the COVID-19 pandemic.
CLASSROOM POLICIES AND SETUP
Faculty and students must be properly masked in classrooms, labs, studios, and other teaching spaces absent a special need for accommodation. Information on accommodations can be found on this website under Use of Facial Coverings. In labs and other teaching spaces where social distancing is difficult to maintain, Salem will provide students and faculty with face shields and gloves to be worn in addition to their regular face masks.
Classrooms will be configured to promote social distancing. Room-specific plans have been developed for every classroom and instructional space, including labs, studios, and rehearsal spaces. New capacity restrictions and space configurations, as applicable, will be displayed in each space so the proper density and social distancing can be understood and maintained by everyone.
Education buildings will be equipped with sanitation stations, providing supplies so that faculty and students can clean classroom surfaces and shared computers and equipment when they enter and leave the space.
When students or faculty are not able to attend class in person due to illness or quarantine or isolation orders, they will be able to access courses and/or complete course content remotely for continuity of education. In this situation, students and faculty should report COVID-19 symptoms, exposure, and/or illness, including any directives from health departments or healthcare providers to quarantine or isolate, in accordance with Salem protocol.
To ensure all students can fully participate in the coursework, Salem Academy faculty will be utilizing a Hyflex/Hybrid delivery model. Courses will be taught so that day students can be present in the classroom and students participating in virtual learning can be present in a synchronous online classroom.
To ensure educational consistency and classroom social distancing, with the exception of any need to stay home due to illness or isolate or quarantine during the learning period, students will need to commit to the in-person or remote learning modality for the following two blocks:
- Spring Part One: January 19th to March 6th (start of the semester to spring break)
- Spring Part Two: March 15th to May 21st (return from break to end of the semester)
REMOTE LEARNING SCHEDULE
Students choosing remote learning will follow the in-person schedule. All classes will be synchronous. Certain class periods will be made available in asynchronous format for students studying in Asia due to time zone variances.
RECORDING CLASSES AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
Materials created solely for the purpose of satisfying a course requirement are owned by Salem Academy. Such materials may not be reproduced or distributed without written consent of the Academy. In any case, no recorded class materials may be used in a manner that violates the Honor Code’s provision of respect for faculty, staff, other students, and members of the administration.