ANDOVER, Kan., May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Andover eCademy, Kansas' premier online learning program for students in kindergarten through 12th grade, is projecting a major growth for the 2011-2012 school year in both enrollment and staff.
"We are expecting major growth for 2011," said Andover eCademy's new principal, Mark Templin. "Enrollment for last school year was at 160 students. We are expecting enrollment to grow to 400 students for the coming school year, more than doubling our student body in just one year."
Templin, the former Andover Central High School principal, accepted the position at Andover eCademy in early 2011, and brings with him 32 successful years of education and administration service to the students of Kansas.
Templin said the additional enrollment will enable Andover eCademy to hire several new teachers, as well.
"As interest and enrollment in Andover eCademy continues to grow throughout the state, so does our need for highly qualified, state-certified Kansas educators. With more educators, we will be better able to serve the needs of our students," he said.
Through Andover eCademy, every student in Kansas, regardless of their address, can take advantage of the high-quality, state-certified education that the Andover school system is known for, online and tuition-free.
"Andover Public Schools is one of the leading districts in the state. Our outstanding student achievement is a reflection of our high-quality staff. At Andover eCademy, our virtual students benefit from the teaching support of our Andover teachers," said Andover eCademy Director Shannon Fisher.
Information and enrollment sessions for Andover eCademy are currently being held across the state through the end of July. At each event, interested students and families will have the opportunity to meet with faculty and staff, learn how the program works, and get information on the eCademy's curriculum and student services. View the full schedule of events online at www.andoverecademy.org.
About Andover eCademy: Andover eCademy is an online public school program open to all Kansas students, grades kindergarten through 12th. Andover eCademy offers high-quality, state-certified education from the Andover school system online, tuition-free and with minimal student fees. Enrollment for the 2011-2012 school year is currently underway. To learn more about Andover eCademy, visit www.andoverecademy.org and like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AndovereCademy.
About NNDS: The National Network of Digital Schools (NNDS) is a 501(c)3 non-profit management foundation, dedicated to providing the highest quality K-12 online curriculum and comprehensive management services to traditional brick & mortar schools, charter schools and cyber schools focused on expanding educational opportunities for students. As a community foundation, NNDS also lends financial support to educational initiatives that expand opportunities for young people. NNDS is the exclusive provider of Lincoln Interactive online curriculum and has received corporate accreditation from AdvancED.
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SOURCE National Network of Digital Schools