CORAL SPRINGS, Fla., Feb. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Professional football Hall of Famer, Deion Sanders, announced today that he will open his new charter school, Prime Prep Academy, using VSCHOOLZ.
"In today's digital world, students of all ages are already using mobile devices and interacting with technology in every aspect of their lives. It is our responsibility as a school to prepare students to meet the challenges of a digital world and provide all students with opportunities for success," said Sanders. "Helping kids get to graduation is a part of our game plan. Prime Prep Academy will have a unique focus on academic excellence in a high-tech environment by becoming the first in the state of Texas to implement such comprehensive technology," said Sanders.
The VSCHOOLZ model demonstrates that the best ways to prepare students for the 21st century is to have classrooms that feature the latest in educational technology as a support for delivering the best possible standards-based curriculum. Prime Prep Academy will provide one of the most advanced Digital Learning Centers in the state of Texas.
"Digital learning and online content is more than a canned course or an e-reader. Students will be just as bored with an e-textbook as they are with a hard copy textbook. The VSCHOOLZ partnership with Prime Prep Academy provides the school administration with technology, curriculum, and ongoing support so that students and teachers are able to experience the highest quality 21st century education. By incorporating multiple publishers and partnerships with technology leaders, it means we are able to deliver a wide variety of digital courseware and resources to meet each learner's needs," said VSCHOOLZ Chief Operating Officer, Trina Trimm.
"With a 1 to 1 laptop to student ratio, each child enrolled in Prime Prep Academy can enjoy a classroom environment that exposes them to cutting edge technology. What this will mean to our students will be powerful because as they are learning the educational content they will also be gaining the skills necessary to be productive in a 21st century learning and work environment," said D. L. Wallace, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Prime Prep Academy.
About Prime Prep Academy
Prime Prep Academy is a tuition free charter school designed to equip students in underserved areas with the tools they need to succeed in and out of the classroom. Prime Prep serves students from grades K-12 and its inaugural year of operation begins the fall of 2012. Enrollment is on a first-come-first-served basis and begins March 2012. To learn more about Prime Prep Academy and its vision for transforming lives of the youth and communities it serves please visit www.primeprepacademy.org.
About VSCHOOLZ, Inc.
VSCHOOLZ was founded by a team of educators to provide e-learning solutions for schools or districts that want to support a blended digital learning environment in traditional schools or that want to launch their own virtual programs. As a member of the H. Education family, a H. Wayne Huizenga Holdings company, VSCHOOLZ is able to provide strong levels of support in the depth and breadth of site implementation for schools and districts. Powered by VSCHOOLZ gives Prime Prep Academy a fully integrated, customizable classroom management platform that allows teachers to edit, change, remove or adapt high quality content provided to fit their individualized classroom and school needs. All courses come complete with fully customizable interactive and engaging student activities, as well as, supplemental online resources. The lessons are delivered in a safe and user-friendly online environment, which incorporates collaborative tools such as message boards, digital, drop boxes, chat rooms and teacher-to-teacher file sharing. This new approach to education caters to the digital learner of all ages.
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