DENVER, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Provost Academy, a tuition-free public online high school, announced today it is opening its virtual doors to Colorado students. Backed by EdisonLearning's experience in preparing more than 1 million students for college and the workforce, Provost Academy provides students personalized learning plans adapted to meet their schedule and specific academic needs.
Provost Academy Colorado is currently enrolling students in grades 9 through 12 for the school year starting August 2010 online at www.co.provostacademy.com or by phone at 888.472.2656.
As a new state-authorized public online school, Provost Academy Colorado is free of charge to residents of Colorado. Students work toward their regular public high school diploma - recognized by colleges and employers - as they would in a traditional school, but in the convenient, safe environment of their own home through computer-based educational programs.
Provost Academy Colorado offers more than 100 highly engaging online classes, including A.P. and honors courses with a particular emphasis on high demand subjects, such as science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The school also provides students free computers and internet access while they are enrolled in the school.
"Colorado high school students deserve alternative high-quality educational opportunities that get them to graduation, whether they are an overachieving student seeking a greater challenge, an underperforming student needing remediation or a student balancing school with work, sports, health or other of life's challenges," said Jeffrey Popiel, President & CEO of Geotech Environmental Equipment in Denver and chairman of the Provost Academy Colorado board. "Provost Academy's pro-learning, pro-student, pro-success focus will help all of these students achieve their goals."
In contrast to other online learning programs, Provost Academy Colorado uses a proprietary modular curriculum design, developed with Dr. Paul Kim, Assistant Dean of Stanford University's School of Education. Courses can be customized to fit a student's individual needs, with content based on testing and discussions with academic advisors and instructors. Further, parents and students can easily monitor learning progress, assignments, and grades at a glance on their own personal home page. For those needing additional help, Provost Academy also offers on-demand tutors that keep students on track and on pace for progress.
"Online learning goes beyond the computer and the internet connection to bring students, parents and educators together in a community that is focused to drive academic success," said Jeff Wahl, President & CEO of EdisonLearning. "Our organization has been a leader in new and innovative approaches to learning, and we welcome the opportunity to provide parents a new choice for their children's educational future at Provost Academy Colorado."
For more information or to enroll in Provost Academy Colorado, students and those responsible for education decisions in the household can go online at www.co.provostacademy.com or by phone at 888.472.2656.
Provost Academy Colorado is an Online Public High School serving grades 9 to 12. It is uniquely designed to offer a challenging and flexible education option for students who want or need something different from traditional high schools. Provost Academy Colorado is the only Online High School in Colorado backed by EdisonLearning, the nation's largest partner to public school districts and communities, with nearly 20 years of proven experience driving academic results in the K-12 classroom. EdisonLearning has been partnering with charter schools, local districts, and the Department of Education in Colorado since 1996.
Michael Serpe, EdisonLearning