West metro school briefs: Online schools taking students for 2013-14

  • Updated: April 9, 2013 - 11:47 PM

West Metro

Online schools taking students for 2013-14

Minnesota Virtual Academy, Insight School of Minnesota and iQ Academy Minnesota are now accepting applications for the 2013-14 school year.

Parents and students are invited to attend one of the numerous face-to-face and online information sessions scheduled across the state this spring and summer to learn more about online education.

Each school is available to Minnesota students statewide and offers curriculums from K-12. Families will have the opportunity to learn about:

• Minnesota Virtual Academy (MNVA): An online public school associated with Houston Public Schools, Minnesota Virtual Academy (www.k12.com/mnva) is the largest online K-12 school in Minnesota and has delivered more than 75,000 courses since its inception in 2002. MNVA, through its K-12 curriculum, prepares students for vocational, technical and four-year colleges.

• Insight School of Minnesota (ISMN): Insight School of Minnesota (www.insightmn.net) offers students an alternative to traditional public schools. Insight is a full-time online public school chartered through the Brooklyn Center School District through which students are able to complete their studies at their own pace. Insight School of Minnesota recently received approval to serve students in grades 6-8 for the upcoming school year, making it a comprehensive middle and high school program.

–12 an innovative, high-quality alternative to the traditional learning experience utilizing a unique Flipped Classroom Model.

To find out which school might be the right option for them, families are encouraged to contact a K-12 education consultant at 866-968-7512.

Blake School to hold diversity symposium

Native American people from a variety of backgrounds, experiences and careers will speak at Blake’s 21st annual Diversity Symposium at 7 p.m. April 23 at the Upper School.

The panel discussion will focus on the opportunities and challenges of creating a historically accurate view of the local native community.

The panel guests include:

• Joe Horse Capture, an author and associate curator of Native American Art at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts (MIA);

• Sasha Houston Brown, a graduate of Carleton College and the Blake School who currently leads the American Indian Success Program at Minneapolis Community and Technical College;

• Anna Reid, a Blake Upper School English teacher; and

• Roy Taylor, Blake parent and community leader.

For more information, contact Blake’s director of the Office of Equity and Community Engagement, Scott Flemming, at sflemming@blake school.org or Blake’s director of communications, Cathy McLane, at cmclane@blake school.org.

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