The childhood rhyme, “No more pencils, no more books, no more teachers’ dirty looks,” could become a reality for students in Salt Lake City. Innovations High will be trying out a new way of educating.
The school will not have a bell that rings promptly every morning. Instead, students will be allowed to work at their own pace. Innovations High will be a blend of online classes, digital textbooks, technical school and community college courses.
Students can choose to attend class, or, if they show great ability in a particular subject, they may attend that subject only once a week, according to The Salt Lake Tribune. The learning regimen is similar to that of many universities.
The school is designed to be a unique blend of online courses and face-to-face time with students and teachers.
“What we are trying to do in Salt Lake is create something that has not been created before,” said Ken Grove, the principal at Innovations High. “Students are allowed to dictate how they will take their coursework.”