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Thumbnail Image for Article 4909Are You Thinking About Andover eCademy For Your Student?
Posted Date: 08/23/2016

Andover eCademy students get “All the Best Parts of School.”  Andover eCademy is a K-12 virtual school that enables students to take ownership of their learning.  Students may work quickly through the areas they understand, take their time in areas that need extra attention, and put an emphasis on subjects that interest them most.  Some of the state’s top teachers work with eCademy families through our blended learning environment, combining the benefits of the virtual and traditional classrooms.  Blended learning enhances online learning with opportunities for labs, clubs, field trips, and other face-to-face cooperative learning.  eCademy also eliminates many situations that might interfere with your child’s education.  This combination of benefits has proven to create an environment that leads to a natural love for learning.  


Why Does Andover eCademy Stand Out?


Differences that set Andover eCademy apart from other virtual schools will benefit your student.  


  • Blended Learning Environment:  eCademy has actual brick-and-mortar classrooms where students can come and take part in regular group lectures and activities led by our teachers.  These face-to-face sessions help augment the online learning with hands-on labs, field trips and other cooperative learning activities, while also providing students opportunities for social interaction.  


  • Part of the USD 385 Andover School District:  The award-winning Andover School District is one of the top districts in the state and well known for graduating high-achieving, well-rounded students.  


  • Outstanding On-Site Teachers:  eCademy attracts accredited teachers who are technology-oriented and progressive in applying the most modern educational techniques and systems.  Many of our teachers chose to join eCademy because our approach enables them to teach more one-on-one settings and provide more personal attention.  That attention extends to our students’ parents/learning coaches as well.  


  • Top Curriculum:  eCademy provides a curriculum regarded as the best available.  It is known for engaging students and encouraging their desire for further exploration.  This curriculum meets College and Career Readiness Standards, and embeds these standards into each lesson.  


  • Academic Success:  eCademy students consistently perform above local, state and national averages in assessment reports.  The academic honors and college scholarships earned by eCademy students show their success has no limitations.  


Why Students Excel at eCademy


  • Flexible Schedule:  Students can perform their schoolwork on a schedule that fits their family’s needs.  They can also spend more time on difficult lessons, or work quickly through subjects learned easily.  This flexibility also allows students opportunities to succeed in and out of hte classroom.  For instance eCademy students have been involved in gymnastics, equestrian competitions, acting, and other activities that require daytime involvement.  Although eCademy students are allowed a flexible schedule, deadlines are assigned for lessons and tests to ensure standards are maintained.  


  • Teacher Support:  Andover eCademy teachers are all highly qualified and Kansas certified.  Teachers monitor student progress and proactively interact with students and parents.  They provide weekly live lessons and work to motivate and encourage students.   Teachers are available for questions and support via phone, Skype, message boards, email, and face-to-face interaction.  


  • Technology:  A full-size laptop computer is available to each student for accessing their online lessons and completing assignments.  


  • Virtual Sessions:  Teachers meet with students weekly to provide educational support, prepare students for state and other curriculum assessments, and to supplement the curriculum with engaging, interactive lessons.  


  • In-House Days:  Teachers hold regular in-house sessions that provide students opportunities for face-to-face interaction with teachers and other students.  These sessions are used for classroom presentations/lectures, interactive activities, science labs, writing workshops, field trips, and social events.  


  • Enrichment:  For students interested in the arts, science, technology, sports and other extracurricular activities, eCademy helps connect students with their home district schools for participation.  


  • College Credits:  High school students have the opportunity to enroll in college courses for dual credit for both high school and college.  It is even possible for a student to take enough college coursework to earn an Associates Degree while still attending eCademy.