Massachusetts Mayflower Academy Accepting Applications for 2017-18 School Year
Educational experts advocate exposing students to a wide variety of topics to motivate learning and encourage exploration of potential career options. Massachusetts Mayflower Academy, a full-time online private high school offered through The Virtual High School (VHS Inc.), gives students access to a vast selection of core courses and unique engaging electives to pique their interests as they work toward their high school diploma. Applications for admission for the 2017-18 school year are now available.
Through VHS, Massachusetts Mayflower Academy offers more than 200 courses, including 23 College Board approved Advanced Placement® courses. One of the recent additions is AP® Computer Science Principles, an introductory college-level computer science course designed to appeal to all students in grades 10-12, not just those interested in STEM subjects. The goal of AP® CSP is to promote success across all disciplines in today’s technology-driven society by cultivating logical thinking, problem-solving skills, and creativity in students with diverse backgrounds and interests.
In addition to AP® courses, students have the opportunity to take interesting and unique electives such as Business and Personal Law, Psychology of Crime, and Screenwriting Fundamentals. These courses stimulate students’ interests and expose them to possible career options. Elective courses also include an extensive range of STEM options such as Climate Science, Web Design, Engineering Principles, and Business Math.
“Massachusetts Mayflower Academy is committed to providing students with a wide range of academic options. We want students to own their learning experiences to focus on an area of interest or explore a variety of possible college and career paths,” said Amy Michalowski, Dean of VHS and Principal of Massachusetts Mayflower Academy. “Most high school students have limited knowledge of potential career opportunities. That’s why we work closely with students and parents to personalize a learning plan for each Massachusetts Mayflower student that will help the student succeed in high school and beyond.”
About Massachusetts Mayflower Academy
Massachusetts Mayflower Academy is a full-time online private high school based in Massachusetts. Students who are accepted at and enroll in Massachusetts Mayflower Academy work to meet Massachusetts Mayflower graduation requirements and earn their high school diploma. Massachusetts Mayflower Academy is a program of The Virtual High School (VHS), a non-profit organization providing online high school courses since 1996. The Virtual High School is fully accredited and courses are approved for NCAA initial eligibility. Students at the Massachusetts Mayflower Academy will enroll in VHS courses with students from across the United States and around the world. Over the past 20 years VHS has served thousands of students in schools around the world. Our teachers are highly trained, experienced classroom instructors who have completed best-in-class online professional development so they can teach students effectively online and meet their educational needs. For more information, visit www.MassachusettsMayflowerAcademy.org or call (978) 897-1900.
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