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Remote Learning

Learners Today, Leaders Tomorrow

At Westminster Schools of Augusta, we believe that education should never stop. Even throughout the global pandemic, our school continues to live out its mission to provide an excellent education that equips students to live extraordinary lives for Jesus Christ. We do this by delivering personalized instruction and proven curriculum to all of our students virtually through the Westminster Remote Learning Program. 

Teachers: Bible Verse | Westminster

Westminster's faculty & staff are committed to working hard throughout this time of remote learning in order to continue to provide each student with our school's excellent Christian, college-preparatory education.

With this in mind, each faculty member...

  • seeks to be clear and consistent as they communicate with students and parents.
  • holds high standards while offering grace through navigating remote learning.
  • provides video lessons that students can watch and rewatch at their own pace.
  • holds class sessions to answer questions and to further explain the material.
  • is available to meet individually or in small groups with students.
  • continues to connect with and encourage students.

"Online learning allows my students the advantage of going at their own pace. Lessons can be paused or rewatched as many times as needed."

Amy White, Middle School Math Teacher

Testimonials

Testimonials sent from Westminster Schools of Augusta Parents

"Thank you for all you have been doing to set these kiddos up for success in virtual learning. It's been a great first week!"

"I am so impressed with the rollout of Westminster's Remote Learning Program. Kendra Sue did a fantastic job with her video tutorial for parents and Cindy and Tracy as well. As a parent, I am very pleased with the level of learning my children will have for the next few weeks or semester. "

"I just want to say thank you. I don't know how y'all pulled this off over one weekend, but I am so grateful to everyone at Westminster for all the work that has gone into this. I appreciate you all so much!"

"Mr. McElhanon is a huge cheerleader. He talks to them, shares with them and prays with them to start the time before class. I think the boys like seeing that their teachers are normal - have pets, have stacks of books behind them, have children interrupting them. I really think it will make our community stronger and closer. I think WSA has done great at preparing them for being self-sufficient and ready to learn remotely." 

Lower School

Overall Goal

Our goal for remote learning is the same as at school. We are seeking to glorify God by providing an excellent education that equips students to live extraordinary lives for Jesus Christ.

Core Classes

Each week, all Lower School students receive a morning greeting video, a daily Bible lesson or story reading video, and one to two math or language arts videos. 

Community 

Each day, all Lower School students start their mornings with the Lower School morning news, What's Up Westminster? provided by the Lower School media specialist, Mrs. Shaver. These videos include a message from the Lower School principal, Mrs. Ames, prayer and devotion by a Lower School faculty member, and an art history lesson by Lower School art teacher, Miss Beck. Additionally, each grade level has a synchronous social meeting once per week with their classmates. 

What's Up, Westminster?

Each Day, Lower School students watch the morning announcements through Westminster's Lower School morning news channel, What's Up, Westminster? Watch a video here!

Middle School

Overall Goal

Our goal for remote learning is the same as at school. We are seeking to glorify God by providing an excellent education that equips students to live extraordinary lives for Jesus Christ.

Core Classes

To keep routines as normal as possible, one pre-recorded instructional video lesson per unit of study is posted daily with assignments. Classes also meet virtually once per week to discuss lessons and different homework problems.

Community

We are attempting to continue to minister to students outside of the classroom. Middle School students begin each morning with a Middle School Morning Announcements video provided by the Middle School principal, Mrs. Lutz. These videos are filled with updates and photos of what our students have been up to throughout the week and weekly trivia competitions for the students to participate in. Middle School students also check in with their advisory groups every Thursday morning. This time is set for each small group of students to meet with their faculty or staff advisor for mentoring and discussion of issues relevant to Upper School students. Westminster faculty also uses the initial part of regular synchronous sessions to check in with their students.

Study Skills

Each day, Middle School students are challenged with different journaling questions. All students meet twice a week with their advisory group to discuss topics such as how to take helpful breaks and how to avoid digital distractions. Teachers have also made themselves available for extra study hours to meet with students individually or in small groups to answer any questions and further explain the material.

Samples of remote learning work from our Middle School students:

Grade 7 Science Project

Students designed creatures that could survive in space.

See more from the class here!

 

 

Middle School Art Project

Students learned a cross-platform image editor called "GIMP" to create their own masterpieces through the manipulation of famous pieces of art. 

See more from the class here!

Upper School

Overall Goal

Our goal for remote learning is the same as at school. We are seeking to glorify God by providing an excellent education that equips students to live extraordinary lives for Jesus Christ.

Core Classes

One pre-recorded instructional video lesson per topic of instruction is provided daily for Upper School students. In addition, Westminster faculty provide two synchronous instructional lessons for their students each week. Google Meet lessons vary per topic but usually consist of a combination of instruction, follow-up questions, and help sessions. 

Community

Upper School students check in with their advisory groups every Thursday at 11:30 am. This time is set aside for each small group of students to meet with their faculty or staff advisor for mentoring and discussion of issues relevant to Upper School students. Westminster faculty also uses the initial part of regular synchronous sessions to check in with their students. 

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