Georgia Connections Academy, a fully accredited provider of high-quality, highly accountable virtual K-12 schooling, will open enrollment for the 2013-2014 school year today, March 4.
“We are enrolling 1000 additional students across all grade levels for the coming academic year,” said Principal Heather Robinson, Georgia Connections Academy. “We have a waiting list as we open enrollment, so we encourage parents to get their applications in now.”
Jigsaw Meeting’s website is extremely user friendly with the new, easy-to-use navigations. The site offers helpful videos that explain the benefits for educators to create their own virtual schools. In addition, the site demonstrates how online learning platforms can be used by business for online corporate training and development. With the new “chat now” option, it is now faster than ever to get questions answered quickly.
Something relatively new and exciting for the healthcare industry is the ability to use an online web meeting platform to assist in training and as well as information sharing. In addition, the software enables healthcare professionals to connect to their patients.
As technology provides more avenues for learning, local school systems continue to explore ways students can use it to personalize their education.
Both the Hall County and Gainesville school systems offer some form of virtual education and both systems offer blended learning courses, where technology and online resources are utilized in the classrooms.
Wood’s Mill High School in Gainesville has been working with virtual classes for four years.
The county currently offers two online courses for high school students: Spanish I and health, which started fall semester. Administrators say the two classes have been successful. The first round of Spanish 1 students are expected to complete the course this spring.