Students Are Failing Virtually! Students Who are Physically in School are Making Gains!

Virtual learning might be keeping children and their families safer during a public health crisis; However, it has made it exponentially harder for students to stay motivated and actually achieve cognition. At middle and upper grade levels, online classes tend to be lecture-heavy, repetitive, and devoid of student conversation. ​It is reported that grades have dropped from A’s and B’s to D’s and F’s.

Students are struggling due to lack of structure. They stay up late, oversleep in the morning, and skip classes. Further, many are not engaged during the online lessons and are finding ways to cheat. This is especially evident once testing comes around. These behaviors go without consequence as enforcement is an issue. “There is a lot less control on the part of the teacher right now, and that can make us uncomfortable. Especially when we are being held accountable as teachers.” According to a ​report at Edweek website.

Many students are having trouble with English and Math. In-person, on campus, is the proven method for students to get the one-on-one help and interactions they need to improve their grades. LaTricea Adams, the founder of ​Black Millennials 4 Flint​ in Michigan, figures local children are at least a year behind in their studies, based on what she has heard from families and educators. “Some kids really need one-on-one sessions, but that’s almost impossible for them to get in a virtual setting,” Adams said. The “Covid-Slide” is real and is affecting most of the student population all over the country. Students who have returned to school physically are showing improvements, while the others continue to slide.

When discussing physical activity such as school sports programs and fitness activities, research has shown that activity alone helps with students’ learning skills and memory. During the pandemic time, students have been sedentary and are not getting this physicality of which their developing bodies crave!

According to a study at the CDC​, students who are physically active tend to have better grades, school attendance, cognitive performance (e.g., memory), and classroom behaviors (e.g., on-task behavior). Higher physical activity and physical fitness levels are associated with improved cognitive performance (e.g., concentration, memory) among students.

At Beacon Hill School, we offer PE, Yoga, and other classes designed to get students moving, both online and in person.

Beacon Hill School in Hollywood, is open!
We offer in-person classes and support programs for all students.
In this, student goals are set, which aim to get your child caught up through growth monitoring.

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What Parents are Saying

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Frequently Asked Questions

Does Beacon Hill School have Pre-Kindergarten?

Yes, the Early Childhood Department consists of programs for children of 1 year , twos, threes, and Junior Kindergarten.

Public schools and many Kindergartens have usually around 180 days or so for attendance. How many days does Beacon Hill School Pre-Kindergarten have?

Our Early Childhood Department and grades are in session for 212 days.

Are classes full with many students?

We believe in keeping our classes small so that the needs of each individual can be met. We cap classes at 14 for Early childhood and 22 for grades.

Does the school teach on or with computers?

We are extremely proud of our state-of-the-art computer lab. We have 20 Pentium processors that are networked together and are connected to the Internet at 1 G speed.  We utilize a filtered platform from a web company. Our computer classes are taught by a computer systems analyst and includes developing keyboarding skills, understanding how to use the word processor, setting up databases, and working with spreadsheets.

Do students at Beacon Hill School do standard testing and do well?

Our student body has traditionally scored better than the local public schools and above the national average on the standardized tests.

How does the school deal with standards?

Students who attend Beacon Hill School are expected to maintain very high standards, both academically and socially. The Parent-Student Handbook outlines in detail policies concerning homework, tests, grading, honor roll, student behavior and disciplinary procedures.

What options are available in the summer time at Beacon Hill School?

Beacon Hill School has Summer Camp in July. This program has been in place for more than 60 years. We have a robust active Summer Camp. Besides all types of learning we also have acres of fun featuring swimming, sports, field trips and special events for an unforgettable experience! We open at 6:30am to 6pm from the start of July to the end of July for our Hollywood area Summer Camp.

How long has Beacon Hill School been established and is it a family owned or a corporate school franchise?

Founded by Irving and Cherie Liss in 1959, Beacon Hill School continues to be run by the Liss family under the leadership of Executive Director Andrew Liss. Beacon Hill School is an independent, traditional, all-faith, coeducational school incorporating preschool through grade eight in Hollywood, Florida.

Private schools can be very good but can lack some standard accreditations and school memberships, how does Beacon Hill School fair with this?

Beacon Hill School is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the Association of Independent Schools of Florida, and the Commission on International and Trans-Regional Accreditation, Middle States and is a member of the National Council for Private School Accreditation and the Broward County Non Public School Association. We also have many awards and achievements.

Does the school have science classes and any special subjects for children?

We have a fully equipped Science Laboratory. Our academic program consists of English, reading, social studies, science, and mathematics as well as the special subjects of computers, Spanish, art, physical education, and music/dance/drama. Our curriculum meets and exceeds all requirements of both the State of Florida and Broward County.