Interested in Homeschooling? Check-out the ‘Public School at Home’ Tour
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Interested in homeschooling?
The K12 Public School at Home Tour, a traveling, interactive mobile unit, will be visiting Denver July 26-27 and Colorado Springs July 28–29, making stops at popular attractions and events such as Elitch Gardens Theme and Waterpark and Security Service Field, home to the Colorado Springs Sky Sox minor league baseball team. The visits are part of a cross-country mission to demonstrate how online education options have advanced and can be personalized to better fit parents’ and students’ needs. K12-powered schools combine K12’s interactive and engaging curriculum with dedicated, Colorado-licensed teachers, an active community, and Individualized Learning Plans for each student. Colorado online schooling options available to Denver and Colorado Springs-area students and powered by K12 include Colorado Preparatory Academy, Destinations Career Academy of Colorado and Pikes Peak Online School.
The fun and engaging tour experience features a colorful and inviting space with six distinctive areas that introduce parents and students to the curricula and opportunities offered through K12’s virtual program. Visitors can test actual K12-powered lessons, take part in hands-on educational activities, learn to code with robots, have fun with augmented reality and interact directly with local school administrators and educators. K12 has also launched its first mobile app, which visitors can check out on-site.
The K12 Public School at Home Tour will make the following stops in Denver and Colorado Springs:
Thursday, July 26, 2018 2 – 8 p.m. Elitch Gardens Theme and Waterpark 2000 Elitch Circle, Denver
Friday, July 27, 2018 2 – 8 p.m. Elitch Gardens Theme and Waterpark
Saturday, July 28, 2018 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Space Foundation Discovery Center
Sunday, July 29, 2018 10:15 a.m. – 4 p.m. Security Service Field/Sky Sox Baseball Game
“The public school at home option has been so beneficial for so many Colorado families,” said Nicole Tiley, Head of School for Colorado Preparatory Academy and Pikes Peak Online School. “We want more people to know that they have access to an exceptional, tuition-free education option. The K12 Public School at Home Tour is a great way to showcase the high-quality, personalized education programs available through our online public schools.”
“It’s important that students have the opportunity to explore career opportunities in order to prepare for their future,” said Teri Cady, Head of School for Destinations Career Academy of Colorado (CODCA). “When visiting the mobile unit, families have a chance to learn more about CODCA, the state’s first full-time, online career technical education program approved by the Colorado Community College System, and speak with representatives in-person to learn more about the program.”