Juan Bautista de Anza Online Charter School Opens Student Resource Center in Desert Shores

New Facility to Serve Students in Coachella Valley, Brawley and El Centro

DESERT SHORES, Calif.--()--Juan Bautista de Anza Online Charter School, a tuition-free public school, announced today that it has opened a third student resource center in Desert Shores, Calif., to serve students from Palm Springs south to the Mexican border. Juan Bautista de Anza offers a blended educational model that combines the best of 21st century online learning with one-on-one teacher support from on-site instructors. In addition to an online curriculum, which is provided by online leader Advanced Academics, students have the opportunity to participate in monthly field trips, service learning projects and an equine leadership program.

The Desert Shores Resource Center, located off Highway 86 between Coachella Valley and El Centro at 228 Desert Shores Rd. in Desert Shores, opened in January 2012. Students can complete coursework in the state-of-the-art computer lab or receive individualized tutoring at the center, which is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“Now in its third year, Juan Bautista de Anza Online Charter School continues to aggressively expand its program offerings to serve area high school students looking for a high-quality virtual school,” said Dr. Sandra Thorpe, executive director. “The school’s new Desert Shores Resource Center will give students in the Coachella and Imperial Valleys a true blended-learning environment that combines rigorous online courses with in-person mentoring and tutoring opportunities.”

Juan Bautista de Anza is a full-time program that serves students, grades 6-12, in San Diego, Orange, Riverside, and Imperial counties. The school offers a California State Standards-based curriculum from Advanced Academics, with more than 150 core, Advanced Placement and elective courses available to students. Courses are delivered completely online and available anywhere with a computer and an Internet connection. Students can choose to complete their schoolwork remotely at a location of their choice or on-site at the Juan Bautista de Anza resource centers in San Marcos, Borrego Springs or Desert Shores. Students receive personalized support and instruction from state-credentialed teachers who hold bachelor’s or master's degrees in their subject area and have significant online and traditional classroom experience. The program is ideal for many students, including advanced learners, those living in remote locations, students needing a flexible schedule in order to work or pursue outside interests, or those who are behind and need to catch up.

Juan Bautista de Anza is made possible by nationally recognized online learning provider Advanced Academics, which supplies the school’s learning management system, online curriculum and highly-qualified, California-credentialed teachers. The school is currently accepting applications for the spring semester through March and has open enrollment for fall 2012. A drop-in information session is scheduled at the Desert Shores Resource Center, 228 Desert Shores Rd., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25. For more information, to schedule an appointment or to apply, call 619 987-3838 or go to http://jbdaonlinecharterschool.net.

About Advanced Academics

Advanced Academics, a leader in the field of online learning, partners with schools and districts in 30 states across the country to offer customized online solutions that uniquely serve each customer. Advanced Academics’ programs have proven to be successful in providing flexible learning opportunities for students in grades 6 through 12 and increasing overall academic performance. Since 2000, Advanced Academics has offered comprehensive middle and high school courses, highly qualified and state-certified teachers, and a web-based learning management system that enhances student learning. A part of DeVry Inc. (NYSE:DV), Advanced Academics is accredited by the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI) and the Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC), and meets the standards for National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) eligibility. For more information, visit www.advancedacademics.com.

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Gooden Group PR
Meg Martin, 405-397-6156
mmartin@goodengroup.com