Fall session classes started on-time and are well underway for Horizon University, an online school, and Calvary Chapel Bible College of Horizon U, which is fully on campus. Starting on time this year has not been the case for all colleges. According to Inside Higher Education, 8/12/2020, “Hundreds of colleges have reversed or altered their reopening plans in the past several weeks.” In addition, many colleges planning for students to return to campus decided instead to offer online-only instruction. That implies challenges — to provide the right technology to students, and have students who can pivot to learn remotely.
In contrast, Horizon U has offered all programs fully online for many years, with a proven platform and support. Students tend to be a good fit for distance learning as they signed up for it. Most have other jobs and live in various geographic locations.
Calvary Chapel Bible College of Horizon U, our on-campus program, attracts students who thrive in the fellowship of campus life. The number of students is small but they are spread over a 100 acre campus and meet in relatively large classrooms. They live in private rooms or cabins and participate in the enhanced cleaning practices by staff and students on campus.