EDUCATION AND LEARNING

Proposed Full-Time Statewide Virtual Public Charter School to Host Information Sessions Online

Posted Oct. 02, 2013, at 12:47 p.m.

Thursday, October 3 to Thursday, October 10, 2013; 12 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Location: Online, http://www.connectionslivelesson.com/mcavis, all cities, Maine

Contact: LaWanda Stone; 443-873-1824

Website: connectionsacademy.com

Families and students in Maine are invited to learn more about a prospective, tuition-free educational option for students in grades 7-12.

Maine Connections Academy, a proposed full-time statewide virtual public charter school for students in grades 7-12 in Maine, is hosting online information sessions for families interested in learning more about the prospective school.

Families are invited to register to attend a virtual information session to learn about the prospective enrollment process, review the curriculum, and discover if Maine Connections Academy is the right school for their student.

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Upcoming Information Sessions*

Thursday, October 3, at 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Tuesday, October 8, at 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Thursday, October 10, at 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

*All times listed are Eastern Daylight Time.

To attend a virtual information session during one of the prescheduled dates/times above, visit http://www.connectionslivelesson.com/mcavis.

“Many families in Maine have inquired about bringing a Connections Academy virtual public school to the state,” said Amy Volk, Founding Board President of Maine Connections Academy. “At the online information sessions, parents and students will learn how this innovative public school-at-home may meet their needs.”

Maine Connections Academy’s charter application will be submitted in December and if approved, the school will open in the 2014-2015 school year. The Academy will deliver a high-quality, highly accountable, tuition-free education. Students will learn from home under the instruction of Maine-certified teachers through online lessons and phone calls structured to fit a student’s individualized learning needs and schedule. A parent, or “Learning Coach,” also plays an integral role, serving to monitor academic progress in the home.

Learning outside of the traditional classroom can be a great fit for numerous types of students, including those who are significantly ahead or behind in the classroom, those who would benefit from individualized learning and those who require a flexible schedule. Homebound and previously home-schooled students can also thrive in Connections Academy’s program.

Maine Connections Academy will combine highly-qualified teachers, a standards-aligned curriculum and unique technology tools to help students succeed, while also encouraging social growth through numerous electives, clubs, field trips and community events. The school will be governed by a Board of Directors composed of Maine residents.

Families and students seeking more information can attend a free online information session hosted by school officials during one of the prescheduled dates/times. Email MaineCABoard@gmail.com, call 888–533–6360, or sign up to receive updates about the school at http://www.connectionsacademy.com/where-is-my-state.aspx?stateCode=me.

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