Why was St. Michael's so successful with Distance Learning?

 

We set clear goals from the start.

As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, St. Michael’s Catholic  Academy’s top priority is to provide the utmost health and safety for all employees and students while upholding our mission.

St. Michael’s will plan to follow applicable precautions recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and will continue to monitor and follow the City of Austin’s guidelines.

We anticipate that the situation surrounding COVID-19 will continue to evolve throughout the school year. Our staff is prepared to adapt to any of the following scenarios designed to respond to such changes in order to prioritize the safety of our students and employees.
 
"I am incredibly impressed by how well the teachers have adapted to this situation and I am blown away by the level of professionalism, caring and commitment to education that the teachers and staff are providing." 
Mary Greff  |  Parent 

Our faculty, staff and students were ready.

 
                                                                                                                                                                                  

Prepared

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  • Ready from Day One

    While students were away on spring break during the emergence of Covid-19, faculty and staff at St. Michael’s Catholic Academy were preparing to welcome them back to virtual classes on their return. The end result of that early preparation was that students were able to effectively and immediately pivot to a distance learning plan that promoted academic depth, critical thinking, and active learning engagement.
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Primed

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  • Tech-Savvy Students

    St. Michael’s high school students were already veteran online learners having had experience interacting with technology for assignments, syllabi, graded papers, class discussions, schedules, and other documentation.

    “It’s was hard making everything in life digital in a short amount of time. Though I feel as if my school community has made a great effort to make this transition as easy as possible for students and staff.” ~ Isabella Oballo, '20
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Purposeful

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  • Staying on Track

    With great ingenuity and lots of planning, faculty kept students engaged throughout the semester. Students collaborated on songwriting and played music together in Modern Band Lab. Two news outlets, KXAN and Associated Press, featured their impressive work. Todd Council, Biology Instructor, took students on a virtual fossil expedition along the Walnut Creek formation. In Theatre class, students wrote and shared readings of their screenplays. The list goes on.
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What our families say

"The transition from classroom to virtual learning was seamless! We are grateful for the dedicated teachers and staff who made this possible."
Joanie R. | Current Parent
"SMCA did an amazing job with distance learning!"
Kerry B. | Current Parent




"I don't question for one second that my kids are in the right place for the fall. I know they are going to learn, receive their grades and be held accountable."
Suzanne B. | Current Parent
                                                                                                                                                                                  

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  • We are a

    Family of Families
3000 Barton Creek Boulevard, Austin, Texas 78735  (512) 328-2323
St. Michael's Catholic Academy is mindful of its mission to prepare the student holistically for leadership, service, and decision making consistent with Catholic values; and admit students of any race, color, or national and/or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to the school. St. Michael's Catholic Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and/or ethnic origin, age, or gender in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, financial aid and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs. St. Michael's Catholic Academy does not discriminate against students with special needs; a full range of services might not be available.