A Message from the Principal:
We are closing in on the end of the ‘18 – ‘19 school year and look to do so with a focus and determination from our teachers, students, and staff. Many great events, activities, and celebrations are coming soon, so please continue to look at our calendar, Facebook (@HABroncos) and Instagram (@ha_broncos) accounts to see what’s going on and what’s on the horizon.
One of the events we will be doing for the 2nd year in a row is our “Senior Walk”, which will take place on the Seniors’ last day, after graduation practice. We will have our Seniors, decked out in cap and gown, walk through each of the district schools. It was an amazing event, well-received last year and we are looking to make this part of our annual end of year activities.
Proficiency Based Education: Alive and Well; Proficiency Based Diploma: Gone
As a reminder, the Class of 2020 is no longer required to graduate with a Proficiency Based Diploma. State Law changed last year allowing districts to opt out of the Diploma requirement. We will continue to move forward with Proficiency Based Education as a way to communicate areas of strength and weakness, but students will not have to demonstrate proficiency in all 8 areas in order to graduate. Standards will continue to be the building blocks of our courses and will be assessed and communicated. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to reach out to me.
As always, thank you for your continued support and communication. I am really enjoying my time here at Hampden Academy with our wonderful students, staff, parents and community members. I feel very fortunate to be working with you all to provide the best possible education for our students!