Early Career Researchers

The Early Career Researcher (ERC) SIG aims to raise awareness of new development within student engagement, supporting those in the beginning stages of their career in student engagement research and or in academia. The group seeks to meet the needs of not only those pursuing studies and or careers as researchers within HE but also those who are practitioners undertaking student engagement research to support their development. 

Complementing RAISE’s mission to “come together for beneficial scholarly discussion, sharing ideas and creating collaborative projects”, the SIG looks to provide opportunities for ECRs to develop their knowledge and skills, broadening their network to enhance collaboration within the HE sector. The SIG will also help RAISE to support and connect with the wider community in student engagement. 


Why did you select a 4-day academic week?

Students today no longer have time to be a child. It's more about competition for grades and college acceptance than it is about learning. We believe that when you focus on priorities of core academics that students will have the time they need to maximize learning and to discover and develop outside interests.

Is there transportation for athletes/artists to their training?

William & Reed Academy offers transportation to organized after-school activities within a 6-mile radius of the school.

The fee for transportation varies -- it's based on distance from the school, the number of students going to that particular facility, etc.

How do you select your teachers?

William & Reed Academy selects teachers who want to get back to the art of teaching - inspiring and connecting with students to discover that learning can be relevant and fun. Many of our teachers have been recognized as "teacher of the year" award winners in previous schools.

What options do students have if I need them to attend school after the morning academic time?

While the core academic day ends at 12:30 PM, William & Reed Academy offers students the option to stay until 2:00 PM for Flex Period. Flex Period is a facilitated study hall that provides students with the time to work on their homework, seek extra help, etc.

In addition, William & Reed Academy offers an extended day Spanish program for students wishing to take Spanish face-to-face (as opposed to online). This program ends at 3:00 PM.

The charge for Flex Period is $2000/year. The charge for Extended Day Spanish is $2500/year (includes Flex Period).

What do your students do in the afternoons?

Students pursue a variety of interests. There are high-performance athletes and artists who are committed to developing their talent. Other students have part-time jobs or internships. Students also get experience in time and project management they will be asked to do once enrolled in college. There is time for school and also time to pursue new interests and family events.

Is this a hybrid home school?

No, William & Reed Academy is a college preparatory school designed for today's student who wants to focus on the productivity of learning at school while supported by professionals who can challenge them. We do not support students who want to take curriculum packets home for parents to monitor and grade.

What's the biggest difference new students notice?

New students are surprised that other students are so welcoming and teachers want to have a conversation with them.