Marian Students Return to Campus for 2020-21 School Year
Marian announced the plan for students' returning to campus during Phase 4 of Michigan's Safe Start Plan. This plan was developed in partnership with the Marian Community, the Archdiocese of Detroit (AOD), Brother Rice High School, St. Regis School, the MHSAA, and the State of Michigan with the goal of establishing a safe balance between the need for face-to-face interaction and the health of our stakeholders.
Marian began the 2020-2021 school year school year in an adapted face-to-face learning model. This format permits safe social distancing in all of our learning spaces. It also allows us to fulfill our commitment to teaching the 21st century skills that will help prepare our students for the academic and professional world beyond high school. The plan allows for both virtual and face-to-face scheduling.
A Days On-campus, online synchronous launch of the cycle’s lessons in each class. A Day afternoons can be leveraged for co-curricular meetings & events.
B & C Days Live, synchronous, extended class sessions for periods 1-4 where half of each class (halves designated blue and gold) meet on opposite days. Note: assigned groups (blue or gold) will vary from class to class, e.g. a student may be part of the blue group for periods 1 & 4 and gold for periods 2 & 3. As such, students must be on campus for all live instructional days. When not in class, students will be supervised and supported in one of our teacher-facilitated, asynchronous work spaces (gym, auditorium, LMC).
D & E Days Identical to B & C Days but for periods 5-7. D & E Day afternoons can be leveraged for 1:1 or small group teacher help by appointment.
Opt-in services include:
“A” DAYS FROM HOME With parent approval prior to the start of the semester, students will have the option to work from home on A Days. *This does NOT waive the student’s class attendance obligation.
DISTANCE LEARNING OPTION With parent and counselor approval prior to the start of the semester, students will have the option to enroll in 100% remote coursework (zero time on campus). Attendance at any synchronous class session remains mandatory. Pre-approved courses will be livestreamed for our remote students. Coursework and expectations will be identical to that of our on-campus students.
Marian will host nationally renowned clinical psychologist, author, and speaker, Dr. Lisa Damour in October. Dr. Damour specializes in the development of teenage girls, and she will speak to students, parents, and staff on timely Social-Emotional topics.
Marian’s Counseling Department attended COVID-19 and pandemic-specific training this summer in preparation to serve our students’ changing needs in 2020-21.
In addition to the expert support provided by our counseling department, Marian looks forward to sharing details on our comprehensive Social-Emo-tional Learning (SEL) Curriculum, which is currently under development through our “SEL Professional Committee”.
A focus on active/interactive learning during live class sessions, along with a full list of co-curricular options, will provide students ample opportunity to interact with peers in a safe and regulated setting.
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Marian High School, an IHM sponsored school, is fully accredited by NCA CASI, an accrediting division of AdvancED.
Marian is a Catholic college preparatory school for young women, sponsored by the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
The mission of Marian is to ensure, within a Christian environment, an excellent education built on a strong academic curriculum, which will enable young women to value human diversity and live responsible lives of leadership and action based on gospel values.
An enduring tradition: guiding young women spiritually, challenging them academically, and inspiring them to a life of leadership and service.