Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Highlight of a Colorado Online School: Colorado Calvert Academy

155 East Boardwalk Dr. #547
Fort Collins, CO  80525

Colorado Calvert Academy is a multi-district, public virtual charter school which provides a choice for parents who want to be directly involved in their child’s education. Colorado Calvert Academy enables you to share the gift of your time and talent with your child. Our instructional model provides individualized learning plans that meet your child’s specific needs.  The curriculum, developed by the world renowned Calvert School, is both vertically and horizontally integrated and meets the Colorado State Standards in all subject areas.  Your child will be supported by highly qualified teachers who are experienced in all aspects of virtual education and who are committed to supporting every family. The Colorado Calvert Academy learning environment consists of a true partnership among students, our faculty, parents, peers, and both academic and technology support teams. The support of our team empowers your child to reach his or her full academic potential.

Additionally, Colorado CalvertAcademy serves students with language-based learning challenges using the Verticy program.  Verticy is an Orton-Gillingham based program which has a proven, research-based track record of meeting those students' academic needs. 

Come have a chat and a cup of coffee. Whether you are curious about virtual schooling with Colorado Calvert Academy, or have recently enrolled, these are great opportunities to learn more about what you can expect.

Friday, May 3, 2013
Harmony Library–Community Room H
4616 South Shields

Fort Collins, Colorado 80526

5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.

Free event

Friday, May 10, 2013
Cheyenne Mountain Library–Cheyenne Meeting Room

1785 South 8th Street, Suite 100

Colorado Springs, CO 80905

4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Free event

Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Castlewood Library–Paul Manion Meeting Room

6739 S. Unita Street

Centennial, CO 80112

4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Free event

Friday, May 17, 2013
Rawlings Library
Pueblo, Colorado

Additionally, Colorado Calvert Academy staff present "Tuesdays at 2:30," an online information session, which can be accessed from the main school website.  Please call for details.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Highlight of a Colorado Online School: Branson School Online (BSO)

101 Saddle Rock Drive
P.O. Box 128
Branson, CO 81027

Since 2001 Branson School Online, a district school within Branson School District RE-82, has been serving Colorado families with students in Kindergarten through 12th grade.  We pride ourselves in having small classes which supports a student centered learning environment.  In addition to highly qualified and committed Colorado teachers who are both subject matter experts and experienced in online delivery, our learning model emphasizes communication and partnering with parents. 

Learn anywhere, anytime there is internet and phone access.
Our students learn at home, library, hospital, sports camp, and as they travel.  Our families are able to choose the location and log in to school.  In fact, our school board provides the students enrolled in Branson School Online the use of a district computer for school work during the school year.  Additionally, there is reimbursement of up to $45 a month during the school year to cover internet and phone so that students can access their classes.

What are the Benefits of Branson School Online?  Let’s highlight just a few:
  • Kindergarten, Elementary, Middle School, & High School all at one school.
  • Caring & Experienced Colorado-Licensed Teachers, Counselors, and Administrators
  • Quality Curriculum 
  • Individualized Support
  • Innovative Technology
  • Student Computer loaned for school use
  • Colorado-Certified Diploma
  • Student-Parent-Teacher Communication
  • Workshops, Field Trips, and Community gatherings
Our focus is on continuous improvement and the gains in student performance are something of which we are most proud; the feedback from our students and parents are equally a source of pleasure and pride. Who do we serve?  Students desiring to advance their learning in a flexible and family friendly environment that challenges and supports them in being independent learners. 

Branson School Online (BSO) Students serving and supporting their communities!!

Advocacy for educational choice from students who know the benefits. Students voicing support for their school on the steps of the capitol—Communicating to legislators-2013

BSO Students earn a black belt in Martial Arts. 
This requires a flexible schedule, determination and  winning competitions in whatever location/date the event is held.

The online school environment is family-friendly. Flexibility and focused is the key to success.

Science Fair—
Fun time for shared learning with others and to develop skills in critical thinking, public speaking, and so much more.

Science Fairs, workshops, community gatherings all geared to sharing of knowledge, experiences, and having fun learning together.

Branson School Online involved with community events, which can include parades for fun and communication.  We have a pride in being a leader in the age of digital learning and educational choice.