Massachusetts Mayflower Academy Accepting Applications for the 2020-2021 School Year
Boston — May 11, 2020 — Massachusetts Mayflower Academy (MMA) is currently accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year. High school students interested learning from home can opt for more than 220 online courses designed by subject matter experts and taught by certified teachers at the accredited online private high school powered by nonprofit VHS Learning (VHS, Inc.). The academy’s myriad of courses enable students to earn their high school diploma online, prepare for college majors of all types, and earn college credit through dual-credit options or by choosing from 24 different Advanced Placement® courses.
For students interested in STEM learning, Massachusetts Mayflower Academy offers more than 40 science courses, over 20 math courses, and 14 computer science and technology courses, including the popular AP Computer Science Principles. This course helps students develop computational thinking skills vital for success across all disciplines, such as using computational tools to analyze and study data and working with large data sets to analyze, visualize, and draw conclusions from trends. It is designed to foster logical thinking, problem-solving skills, and creativity in students with diverse backgrounds and interests.
Another unique STEM course offered at Massachusetts Mayflower Academy is Climate Science, an honors course that helps students better understand Earth as a dynamic system and then challenges them to evaluate how certain factors impact Earth’s delicate systems. Students research and evaluate a specific climate change impact story of their choice and learn how to communicate about climate issues in meaningful ways.
“Massachusetts Mayflower Academy’s wide array of courses prepares students for college and careers,” said Carol Ribeiro, President & CEO of VHS Learning. “The academy’s AP catalog exceeds what most traditional schools offer with 24 College Board-approved courses. Because classes at Massachusetts Mayflower Academy are small, on average 22 students to 1 teacher, families can be assured that students receive the support they need to be successful.”
Additionally, all academy courses are taught by certified teachers who undergo a rigorous training and professional development program to ensure they can effectively teach in an online environment. School administrators work with students and parents and the student’s guidance counselor and academic liaison, to personalize each student’s learning plan.
“While learning from home, Massachusetts Mayflower Academy students receive instruction that enables them to collaborate with their teachers and peers from around the world,” said Ribeiro. “Academy students, although not together in the traditional sense, are connected academically and interpersonally, in ways that prepare them for future success.”
For more information on admissions or to secure an application please visit https://vhslearning.org/mma/admissions-and-application.
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