Hilliard online learning academy Jennifer sayre, teacher leader


The VISION of the Hilliard Online Learning Academy is to provide the best possible experience for students by offering REVOLUTIONARY courses taught through COLLABORATIVE and UNIQUE learning environments so that Hilliard City Schools will be a leader in online academic excellence and success rates.

We've Got History


  • 2 online teachers at each high school
  • 2 courses offered through a vendor
  • less than 10 students per high school


  • 16 online teachers
  • 74+ courses designed by Hilliard teachers
  • 2,000+ students served each year

A Work in Progress


  • No course is ever "finished"
  • Teachers are always improving courses
  • New web tools, instructional practices and assessment strategies are embedded


  • Formal PD twice each month
  • Informal PD and collaboration daily
  • Learning about best practices from inside outside of the district


  • Started as credit recovery
  • Added electives & enrichment opportunities
  • Focus on at-risk by creating Personal Success Network
  • Growing HOLA's Full Time @ Home program

Quality Matters...

  • Quality Matters (QM) is heavily embedded throughout the online program.
  • Every course has been or will be reviewed using a QM-inspired, district-approved rubric.
  • All online teachers complete a 5-week QM online professional development course.

Teaching is Different.

  • Teachers know their students personally.
  • Teachers travel throughout district to meet with students.
  • Parent nights & late hours are offered.
  • Welcome videos & presentations are shared.
  • Communication is key.

Courses are Different.

  • Engaging coursework
  • Voice and choice
  • High quality instructional materials
  • Hands-on activities
  • Relevant and authentic assessments

proof is in the numbers.

Students Served:

Passing Percentages:

We're Always Improving.

Meeting the Needs of All Students

A Task Force created a list of tools that can be added to our current Online Course Rubric. Teachers are currently updating their courses to include accommodations to meet the needs of IEP/504 students, including more choice for content & assessment as well as audio (text to speech tools on iPad).

Meeting New Legal & Ethical Standards

Teachers are going back through their courses to make sure that everything aligns with Fair Use laws. As a result, courses are becoming richer and more interactive with the inclusion of Creative Commons tools and resources.

We are all a team.

As a team, we are so appreciative of the time, communication and support from:

  • building counselors
  • support staff
  • administrators
  • central office

Jennifer Sayre, Online Teacher Leader



(614) 921-4842

Report Abuse

If you feel that this video content violates the Adobe Terms of Use, you may report this content by filling out this quick form.

To report a Copyright Violation, please follow Section 17 in the Terms of Use.