Our Education team works with newly enrolled students and their families to create a positive and seamless onboarding experience.

  1. Acceptance and Assessments
    After admission into Holston Academy, families submit student transcripts and students complete academic and interest-based assessments. This information will be used by the student’s Academic Coach to develop an Academic Plan based on the previous courses they’ve taken.
  2. Development of the Personalized Learning Plan
    Our Education Team reviews the student’s transcripts and assessments and builds a Personalized Learning Plan specific to their academic strengths and opportunities, as well as their interests and future goals. This is reviewed with the student and family before final courses are assigned.
  3. Welcome Emails from Academic Coach and Teachers
    After students are assigned to their courses, they will receive a welcome email from their teachers introducing themselves, providing contact information, and office hour availability. Students will work with their Academic Coach and teachers to set up regular check-in meetings throughout the school year.
  4. Gaining Access to Courses
    Students will receive login instructions to access their courses in our Learning Management System (LMS). Parents will also receive a login as an observer of the account to monitor student progress in their courses.
  5. Kicking Off the School Year
    Students work with their Academic Coach to create a weekly and daily academic schedule. Their teachers are available to support their learning, grade work, and provide feedback, staying in contact with students and parents throughout the school year. Academic Coaches meet with students regularly to review their Personalized Learning Plan and provide mentorship.

Required Materials and Tech Specs

At a minimum, students will need:

  • A desktop or laptop computer running Windows (PC), Mac OS (Mac), or Chrome OS (Chromebook).
  • A working microphone, speaker, and webcam.
  • A high speed internet connection with at least 10mbps download speed (test your connection)

Device Requirements

  • PC or Mac (Chromebook acceptable with limitations)
  • Windows 11, 10, 8, or Mac OS 10.12 or higher or Chrome OS
  • Intel® Pentium® CPU N3530 (or better)
  • OpenGL 3.2 compatible graphics with 1 GB VRAM
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 7 GB free disk space
  • USB 2.0 video camera
  • Standard laptop camera, headset with microphone or computer microphone and speakers

Web Browsers

  • Google Chrome – preferred
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Apple Safari (Latest 2 versions supported)

What Does a Typical Day Look Like for a Holston Student?

Every day can look different for our students based on their interests and goals. Students work with their Academic Coaches to create weekly and daily learning schedules that fit their lifestyles and learning preferences.

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