FERGUS FALLS, Minn., Aug. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- iQ Academy Minnesota, an accredited, tuition-free, online public school, will open for the 2015-2016 school year on September 1. iQ Academy Minnesota offers an individualized learning plan for each student and a rigorous curriculum, as well as accommodations to foster different learning styles. With the support of Minnesota-licensed teachers, students are set up to achieve academic success in ways that suit their learning style.
"Teachers, staff and parents at iQ Academy Minnesota work together to ensure our students comprehend and achieve mastery of course content," said Theresa Gallagher, School Operations Manager at iQ Academy Minnesota. "Online learning allows us to deliver lessons in an engaging and effective way, while our strong school community provides students with clubs, activities and social events to help them grow into well-rounded and responsible individuals."
iQ Academy Minnesota will be part of STEM Day at the Minnesota State Fair on August 27, which will include interactive demonstrations presented by exhibitors at Carousel Park. Families are invited to stop by the K12 booth to learn more about iQ Academy Minnesota and its educational opportunities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
iQ Academy Minnesota provides a rigorous, engaging curriculum, including courses in language arts/English, math, science, history, world languages, art and music. Students use web-based lessons and hands-on instructional materials that are shipped to their home.
iQ Academy is unique from other online programs in its use of the Flipped Classroom Model, which is a blended learning approach that allows students to have more hands-on time with their instructor. Students first work independently through a topic of study in their online lessons, and then attend live, synchronous, online "class connect" sessions hosted by the teacher, who provides a subject overview and facilitates deeper exploration of the topic through student discussion. As opposed to a traditional lecture, this approach maximizes the group's time and allows for further study through additional learning activities, during which the teacher can assist each child one at a time.
Graduates of iQ Academy Minnesota earn a high school diploma and transcript recognized by colleges and universities around the country. More information on how to submit an application for the 2015-16 school year can be found here: iQAcademyMN.org.
About iQ Academy Minnesota
iQ Academy Minnesota is an accredited, full and part-time, online public school program of Fergus Falls Public Schools that serves students statewide in grades K through 12. As part of the Minnesota public school system, iQ Academy Minnesota is tuition-free, giving parents and families the choice to access the award-winning curriculum and tools provided by K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN), the nation's largest provider of proprietary curriculum and online education programs. For more information about iQ Academy Minnesota, visit iQAcademyMN.org.
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