FERGUS FALLS, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–iQ
Academy Minnesota, an accredited, full and part-time online public
school, welcomes families with students in kindergarten through 12th
grade to enroll for the 2017-18 academic year. Open to all students who
reside in Minnesota, iQ Academy offers an innovative use of technology,
a rigorous curriculum, and an individualized approach to learning
(including accommodations for different learning styles) to ensure every
student receives an exceptional learning experience.
For grades K-5, iQ Academy Minnesota offers a rich mixture of online and
offline lessons, including interactive animations and materials for
hands-on activities. Lessons are followed by assessments, so parents can
be sure that the student has mastered a particular area before moving
on. The curriculum for grades 6-12 engages students with dynamic lessons
in all core subjects, including Advanced Placement® levels and a wide
range of career-oriented electives. Additionally, the school places a
special emphasis on providing students with opportunities to further
their STEAM education including a weekly extracurricular session where
students have learned about digital music production and how to write
“With the ability to nurture different learning styles and the support
of our amazing teachers, iQ Academy is an option for families seeking an
alternative to the traditional brick and mortar school model,” said
Theresa Gallagher, school operations manager at iQ Academy Minnesota.
“We also work hard to provide opportunities that complement the
curricular interests of our students and give families the chance to
participate in numerous field trips and outings throughout the year,
fostering a vibrant school community.”
iQ Academy is unique from other online programs in its use of the
Flipped Classroom Model. Students first work independently through a
topic of study in their online lessons, and then attend online “class
connect” sessions hosted by the teacher, who 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 the students individually.
State-certified teachers provide instruction, guidance and support,
interacting with students and parents via email, web-based classrooms,
online discussions, phone and face-to-face meetings. As a public school
option, there is no tuition.
iQ Academy is now accepting enrollments for the 2017-2018 school year.
Parents are encouraged to attend one of the online information sessions
hosted by the school each month. More information on iQ Academy and
upcoming events can be found at http://mn.iqacademy.com/.
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 engaging curriculum and tools provided
by K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN), the nation’s leading provider of K-12
proprietary curriculum and online education programs. For more
information about iQ Academy Minnesota, visit http://mn.iqacademy.com/.
iQ Academy Minnesota
Ali Robinson, 703-483-7328