Digital Distance Learning


Our Digital Learning Approach

Our Digital Learning program utilizes a synchronous learning approach, in which students and faculty engage daily (in real time) through small and large group discussions and lectures, interactive demonstration of materials and problems and Socratic Seminars. In addition, students collaborate on activities and projects such as science labs or art projects with materials from home. Our synchronous approach, and the daily interaction it brings between members of our community, allows teachers and staff to check in on a student’s academic progress, as well as their social and emotional well-being.

Forest Ridge is committed to educating the whole student, and part of that commitment includes giving students opportunities to connect with each other and live out all five Sacred Heart Goals, both in and out of the virtual classroom. Our Advisory Program, which is a part of our students' weekly schedules, ensures that students feel heard and share opportunities to have fun through social activities during our digital learning.

Goals for Digital Learning at Forest Ridge

1. Connect with our students daily, in a classroom setting, establishing a routine that helps students remember we are “in school.”

2. Provide our students with engaging and efficient lesson plans that are focused and clear, encouraging students to continue grappling with complex ideas, questioning their understanding of knowledge and collaborating with their peers.

3. Provide students with time to meet with teachers, advisors and other students.

4. Quickly identify and intervene when students are having challenges.

5. Tend to all five Sacred Heart goals.

The teachers and staff are doing a wonderful job and I am grateful my child is able to continue her schooling amid this unprecedented situation.  Great job Forest Ridge!
Current Parent, Forest Ridge School

I think it’s great that FR has been able to conduct virtual classes. While this situation is not ideal, digital learning allows for continuity to the girls’ learning and also keeps them in touch with their classmates and teachers!
Current Parent, Forest Ridge School

My daughter has adjusted well to digital learning, she jumps right in and gets engaged without any instruction from me!
Current Parent, Forest Ridge School

Following the daily schedule is working well for our family. It is helpful knowing what is expected and that there's a schedule.
Current Parent, Forest Ridge School

Thank you for being so organized. With this level of disruption and while all family is at home, it is so great to feel that at least my child's learning is at good hands and it continues! (and that I don't have to do it!)
Current Parent, Forest Ridge School

As a mom, I am very appreciative of all the efforts the teachers have been making to make this work. It has been a real blessing and I wish my other kids' schools had so much in place.
Current Parent, Forest Ridge School

I think it’s great that FR has been able to conduct virtual classes. While this situation is not ideal, digital learning allows for continuity to the girls’ learning and also keeps them in touch with their classmates and teachers!
Current Parent, Forest Ridge School


See what our students are up to during digital learning!