The Branson School joined the Bay Area BlendEd in fall 2018. It was founded by Urban School, The Athenian School, The College Preparatory School, Lick-Wilmerding High School and Marin Academy in order to bring students a new level of engaging curriculum that takes advantage of the geography, talent and culture of the Bay Area.
Courses offered by the BlendEd Consortium combine face-to-face and online instruction and help our students prepare for the changing methods of instruction and communication they will see in college and in the workforce, while preserving the core relational culture and values that are at the heart of Branson's educational missions.
BlendEd courses are interactive with significant time working online individually and in small groups, in occasional virtual class meetings, and with a minimum of three to five face-to-face sessions. These sessions will occur outside regular school hours and may occur on weekends. The face-to-face sessions may be held at one of the partner schools or at a specific location relating to the class topic. Three Urban Juniors and/or Seniors will be given spots for each of the courses. Note that for Urban students, the BlendEd course will overlap for a short period of time with either your winter or spring term classes. For additional information, please email Branson's BlendEd site coordinator Rich Parsons.