San Antonio Catholic School starting school year with a new microschool model
SAN ANTONIO – After the COVID-19 pandemic forced all schools to close early in March, St. Jose del Rio Catholic School quickly realized it was time to try something new. The decision was made to turn the school into a microschool for the upcoming school year. This will be the first Catholic School in Central and South Texas to adopt this new model of learning. Superintendent of Catholic Schools addresses families on school reopening planThe new model has blended studios (classrooms) that follow a Socratic dialogue, E-Learning, and project-based learning. If proven to be successful it’s a model that may spread to more Catholic schools in the San Antonio Archdiocese system.
Superintendent of Catholic Schools addresses families on school reopening plan
SAN ANTONIO – In a letter to parents, Archdiocese of San Antonio Superintendent of Catholic Schools Marti West on Tuesday explained protocols and plans for the reopening of Catholic Schools. “There are numerous steps which schools can take to significantly reduce the risks for students, teachers, staff, and their families,” West said in the letter. For families choosing the on campus instruction option, a conservative re-integration process will be implemented during the first three weeks of instruction. This process will allow for the school year to begin by gradually bringing students back on campus in small groups. Campus plans must be submitted to the Department of Catholic Schools prior to August 1.