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South Hills Community News Release

STATE COLLEGE/ALTOONA, PA — South Hills School of Business & Technology finished its Winter Term as scheduled on Thursday, March 5, 2020. Term break began March 6th, and school was supposed to reopen March 16th for the beginning of the Spring Term. On March 12th, with the news of an impending community shutdown, school leadership decided to postpone the start of Spring Term for one week. A meeting was held for all faculty and staff on Monday, March 16th during which South Hills President, S. Paul Mazza III, presented his vision of how South Hills could pivot from a traditional, classroom-based teaching model to a fully online teaching model, complete with synchronous and asynchronous classroom teaching and a full complement of online student support services. The faculty and staff were trained in the tools and methods to be deployed and tasked with preparing to go live online in one week.

On March 23th, the Spring Term started as South Hills went live in a whole new way for all students, faculty, and staff. Everyone loved it! While it was not the same as spending the day in person with friends and faculty, with Zoom Video Communications, everyone can still see and talk to each other.

South Hills School of Business & Technology has, once again, leaned on its technology capabilities to allow student learning to continue.

High school seniors and all others interested in preparing for a new career can get information about all South Hills programs and schedule virtual meetings with admissions representatives on the school’s website.

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