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1st Statewide Virtual Public School Hosts In-Person Info Session in York for Interested Families
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1st Statewide Virtual Public School Hosts In-Person Info Session in York for Interested Families
Families invited to learn about Maine Connections Academy, an innovative public school option that provides a high quality, individualized education to students in grades 7–12 online

Maine Connections Academy (MCA), the state’s first full-time, tuition-free virtual public charter school for students in grades 7–12 across Maine, will host a free in-person information session in York for families interested in learning more about how virtual schools works and if is the right fit for their students. Maine Connections Academy will open this September and is now enrolling students for the 2014-15 school year.

MCA Information Session in York

Tuesday, July 15, 12-1:30 p.m. EDT

The Anchorage Inn – Atrium Building

265 Long Beach Ave.

York Beach, ME 03910

At the information sessions, families will have the opportunity to meet with a representative of the school, explore the program and curriculum, and learn more about the enrollment process. Families unable to attend an in-person session are invited to attend a real-time online session.  For a complete list of events, please visit the school’s website.

MCA will combine certified teachers, an award-winning curriculum, technology tools, engaging electives, and social experiences to create a supportive and successful online learning program for families and students who want an individualized approach to education. As a public charter school, there are no fees or tuition to attend the school and all students are required to take the same state assessments as traditional Maine students.

Learning from home, MCA students will work closely with certified teachers using detailed daily lesson plans that can be personalized to meet individual student needs. A parent, or another adult “Learning Coach,” will monitor progress in the home.

A virtual school serves a wide variety of students, including those who are significantly ahead or behind in the classroom, those who need a flexible schedule or learn at a different pace from their peers, and those who need more individualized attention or live in rural settings. Homebound and previously home-schooled students can also thrive in Maine Connections Academy.

For additional information, visit www.MaineConnectionsAcademy.com.

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About Connections Academy

Connections Academy is a leading provider of high-quality, highly accountable virtual schooling for students in grades K through 12. Through tuition-free public schools, and full-time and part-time private school programs, Connections Academy delivers superior, personalized education for students, with the freedom and flexibility to experience our online learning community from anywhere. The combination of certified teachers, a proven curriculum, technology tools, and community experiences creates a supportive and successful online learning opportunity for families and children who want an individualized approach to education. Among the schools supported by Connections in the 2013–14 school year are 25 Connections Academy virtual (online) public schools that operate in 23 states. It serves students worldwide through the online private school, International Connections Academy. Connections Academy offers grades K through 12, though some public school programs do not offer all grades. For more information, call 800–382–6010 or visit www.ConnectionsAcademy.com. Connections Academy and its parent company, Connections Education, are part of the global learning company Pearson (NYSE:PSO).

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