Educational Technology

December 30, 2013

Innovative online school designed for students who are parents, too

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:30 am

by Linda Borg, Providence Journal

Imagine a high school where students attend class two days a week and work online the rest, where teachers are available by email and students get help with housing, public assistance and anything else they need. The Sheila C. “Skip” Nowell Leadership Academy, one of two new online charter schools in Providence, is designed to make it easier for young parents to complete high school. The school provides daycare on site, along with a full-time nurse and guidance counselor. A private agency provides psychological services. If a student has a need, the academy will handle it. Students spend two days a week on campus, studying in a classroom with their teachers. Two days a week, they work online, using a virtual curriculum that measures their progress, tests them regularly and allows teachers to monitor and comment on their work.

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