Pikes Peak area families can learn about a new free online high school choice
Online PR News – 02-April-2010 – – WHAT: Provost Academy, a new Colorado online high school that offers customized learning plans for every student, will give local families an interactive demonstration of the school’s virtual classroom, curricula and assessment tools. Join Provost Academy community members at one of these Community Information Meetings: Monday, April 12 at Penrose Public Library at 6:00 p.m.; Tuesday, April 13 at Rocky Ford City Library at 4 p.m.; or Thursday, April 15 at Woodruff Memorial Library at 5:30 p.m.
Prospective high school students and their parents or guardians will have the opportunity to learn and ask questions about Provost Academy and its more than 100 highly engaging online classes, which include A.P. and honors courses with a particular emphasis on high demand subjects, such as science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Attendees will also learn about Provost Academy’s proprietary modular curriculum design developed with Dr. Paul Kim, Assistant Dean of Stanford University’s School of Education, which enables lesson plans to be customized to fit a student’s individual needs.
Interested families will learn about how Provost Academy utilizes the latest technologies to create a customized path for every student to hear their high school diploma and see how they can easily monitor learning progress, assignments and grades at a glance. Further, they will learn about the extensive support resources available to Provost Academy Colorado high school students, which include on-demand tutors to help keep students on pace for progress, instant feedback on interactive lessons and regular meetings with an Academic Advisor.
WHEN: Monday, April 12, 2010
WHERE: Penrose Public Library
20 North Cascade Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
WHEN: Tuesday, April 13, 2010
WHERE: Rocky Ford City Library
400 S. 10th Street
Rocky Ford, CO 81067
WHEN: Thursday, April 15, 2010
WHERE: Woodruff Public Library
522 Colorado Avenue
La Junta, CO 81050
WHO: Armando Chavez
FOR MORE INFORMATION: To find other area meetings or to enroll in Provost Academy Colorado, students and those responsible for education decisions in the household should visit www.co.provostacademy.com or call 888.472.2656.
• Provost Academy is backed by EdisonLearning, the nation’s largest partner to public school districts and communities, with nearly 20 years of proven experience driving academic results in the K-12 classroom.
• Provost Academy provides students personalized learning plans adapted to meet their schedule and specific academic needs.
• Every student at Provost Academy is issued a free laptop to use while actively enrolled
• Students can currently enroll for the fall semester, which begins in August 2010.
• Provost Academy launched a virtual high school in South Carolina which enrolled over 1,000 students in its first year.
Audrey Strong, CSG|PR
Michael Serpe, EdisonLearning