FERGUS FALLS, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--iQ Academy Minnesota, an accredited online public school program of Fergus Falls Public Schools, will begin its 2016-2017 school year on September 6. iQ Academy Minnesota uses an engaging, interactive online curriculum to educate students in grades K-12 who live anywhere in the state. With the ability to nurture different learning styles and the support of Minnesota-licensed teachers, iQ Academy is an option for families seeking an alternative to the traditional brick and mortar school model.
“Each of our iQ Academy students has a unique set of interests, which is why our team of dedicated state-certified teachers work to ensure every student receives an individualized learning plan tailored to their specific needs,” said Theresa Gallagher, School Operations Manager at iQ Academy Minnesota. “We look forward to welcoming new students to the iQ Academy community this fall and welcoming back our returning students and families for the 2016-2017 school year.”
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 brings learning to life with dynamic lessons in all core subjects, including Advanced Placement® levels and a wide range of career-oriented electives.
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 each child one at a time.
Additionally, iQ Academy Minnesota provides opportunities that complement the curricular interests of its students. Families have the chance to participate in numerous field trips and outings, enabling students, teachers, parents, and the entire school community to keep in close contact all year round.
iQ Academy Minnesota is still accepting enrollments for this fall. To learn more about enrollment requirements visit 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 award-winning curriculum and tools provided by K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN), the nation's largest provider of proprietary curriculum and online education programs. For more information about iQ Academy Minnesota, visit iQAcademyMN.org.