Hendricks County Flyer, Avon, IN

March 17, 2014

Nexus Academy opens enrollment for 2014-15


Hendricks County Flyer

---- — Enrollment for the 2014-15 school year is officially open at Nexus Academy of Indianapolis, the open enrollment “blended” public high school that combines online and in-person learning in a unique campus setting.

As a public school, there is no tuition to attend Nexus Academy.

To meet Indianapolis families’ growing demand for information about its blended school, Nexus Academy is hosting a series of free information and enrollment events this spring. The information sessions offer parents and students the chance to meet with teachers and parents of current students, while learning more about the school.

“Shadow Days” offer prospective students the opportunity to attend classes with a currently enrolled student and experience the school first-hand.

Additional real-time, virtual sessions are also planned for families unable to attend in-person sessions.

Online registration is encouraged. A complete schedule with dates and locations is available online at www.NexusAcademySchool.com/IndianapolisEvents or by calling 888-533-6360.

Nexus Academy is a tuition-free, open enrollment, college preparatory public high school for 21st century learners. Intentionally small sized, the school offers a comprehensive high school experience in a highly personalized, innovative, and flexible school setting. Students attend the school’s uniquely designed physical campus, where certified teachers specially trained in blended learning interact with students both online and on-site.

Campus-based “success coaches” help guide students through the curriculum, and guidance counselors help them navigate college and career decisions.

In addition to core academics, the school offers a variety of courses for students including foreign languages (Chinese, Japanese, Latin, sign language and more), Julliard eLearning music courses, and career technical education such as introductory courses in law, early childhood education, finance, and more.

Students attend classes on a morning or afternoon session, ensuring an optimal student-to-staff ratio while allowing time in the school day for internships, college dual enrollment, and pursuit of personal passions such as sports or performing arts.

All Nexus Academy of Indianapolis students are provided with a mobile computer and other technology tools, allowing them to work anywhere at any time.

Nexus Academy Principal Jamie Brady notes that it’s important for families considering a blended school to attend an information session.

“At an Information session or Shadow Day, families really get a feel for what to expect and what’s involved in a blended education so they can determine if it’s the best fit for their student,” Brady said. “Planning ahead, and understanding how it all works is essential to ensuring the academic and emotional success of students enrolled at Nexus Academy of Indianapolis. We strongly encourage families to attend one of our information and enrollment events.”

Prospective students and their parents can also learn more about Nexus Academy via many social networks: Facebook, YouTube, and Virtual Learning Connections, a blog for families interested in supporting K-12 learning from home.

Nexus Academy is the city’s first specially designed blended high school, and it looks like no other school in town. The school features a campus setting designed by using the latest research about how today’s teens learn. Following a design custom-created by Godshall Kane Architects LLC, a Pennsylvania-based firm that specializes in school spaces, the campus includes “team” areas with casual seating for both collaborative and individual work, seminar-style classrooms where students meet with teachers in small groups, hands-on science and art labs.

Nexus Academy is at 6101 N. Keystone Ave., Ste. 302, Indianapolis.

The Indiana Charter School Board unanimously approved Nexus Academy of Indianapolis for the 2013-14 school year. The school is operated by an independent, non-profit charter school board known as Better Blended Learning for Indiana, with its curriculum and other services provided by contract from Connections Learning, a division of Connections Education (www.ConnectionsEducation.com), a leading provider of online and blended learning, which is accredited by AdvancED.

For more information on the school, visit the website at www.NexusAcademySchool.com/Indianapolis.