Class Schedule Follows a University Model
Highlands Latin School Aiken classes function on a university schedule, focusing time at school on academics. Classes typically meet twice a week, with structured study sessions on the days between classes. At the high school level, assignments are expected to be completed and submitted electronically or in paper form per teacher instructions by specific deadlines. Teachers maintain office hours to respond to questions or provide assistance. Exams are completed in class or online with adult supervision per teacher instruction. Middle school level students follow a modified university schedule and are supervised by an adult at all times. Fridays are designated Library Days and usually have few scheduled classes. Students may come to school for all or part of the day to complete any necessary assignments or simply study in quiet.
Flexibility Fosters Independence and Time Management Skills
University scheduling provides a tremendous degree of flexibility and independence for students and families while requiring substantial focus and time management skills. Our headmaster, resident faculty members, and parents collaborate to support students in mastering these essential life skills as they progress through their years at HLSA.
Even with substantial academic loads, most HLSA students are able to successfully complete their schoolwork during school hours Monday-Friday with little if any work evenings and weekends. They value having evenings and weekends free to spend quality time with family and friends, participate in sports and activities, or simply relax.