Best Practices and Expectations for Students

    • All students are expected to participate in distance learning throughout the regular BUA school day (8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.). Parents of students who are unable to participate in distance learning for a given period of time or who anticipate difficulties in the transition to remote learning should notify the school at
    • Establish a daily routine for your school work. Some of you may need to take on additional responsibilities at home or have limited access to a computer; be sure to talk to your family about when your classes will meet and communicate with your teachers if you cannot participate in an online session. Eating lunch in a regular time, using breaks between classes to get some fresh air and some physical activity, and keeping a regular work and sleep schedule will all support your academic work and your mental health.
    • Do your best to find a comfortable, distraction-free place in your home where you can work.
    • Check email and Blackboard daily (at least) to learn about the expectations for each class.
    • Respond to emails from BUA teachers, staff, and administrators in a timely manner. You need to be more vigilant about this than ever!
    • For synchronous or “live” class meetings, Zoom meeting links will be posted in the “Announcements” section of each course in Blackboard. Join the class via the link during the regular class time.
    • Put forth your best effort and communicate with your teachers whenever you have academic questions or if you believe you are unable to meet class expectations.
    • As always, students should adhere to the guidelines in the BUA Handbook and meet teacher expectations regarding the integrity of their coursework. If you are unsure about what these expectations are, ask your teacher.
    • If you need help, ask a teacher, advisor, or other BUA staff.