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Mercury Online Academy is revolutionizing the quality of public education. Our innovative instructional model is built upon hybrid approach involving a combination of face-to-face traditional …

Mercury Online Academy is revolutionizing the quality of public education. Our innovative instructional model is built upon hybrid approach involving a combination of face-to-face traditional classroom time with online learning

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  • 1. Classical education for an ever-changing world
  • 2. Who are we?
    Mercury Online Academy
    Who are we?
    We are a tuition-free, kindergarten through 8th grade public charter school.
    Our mission: Prepare students to excel in core subjects, develop strong critical thinking and problem solving skills and acquire an arts, humanities and technology background.
    We believe: A quality education is the birthright of every individual, that all children can learn, and that every child should be challenged to reach his or her full potential.
  • 3. Who can enroll? What’s the cost?
    Any student entering grades K-8 who resides in Arizona.
    Students must be able to travel to the on-site location once a week.
    It’s free. We’re a public online charter school.
  • 4. Our educational model
    Tuition-free charter schoolHybrid model of learningInnovative & engaging instructionRigorous, research-based curriculumIntegrated arts & humanitiesConnected community of learnersTechnology grants for computers, printers and internet service.
  • 5. Our Unique Hybrid Model
    We combine a world-class online education with face-to-face learning….
    Four days per week onlineat home
    Direct, online teacher-to-student instruction daily
    Online-directed student learning activities.
    Professional teaching support
  • 6. Our Unique Hybrid Model
    We combine a world-class online education with face-to-face learning….
    One day per weekin a traditional classroom
    Arts-enriched Paragon social studies program
    Constructive social interaction among students
    Safe environment
  • 7. Rigorous, research-based curriculum
    We offer a fully aligned, standards-based program for students in grades K through 8.
    Reading
    Writing
    Math
    Science
    Social Studies
    World Languages (4 languages to choose from - )
    Art
    Music Education
    Health and PE
  • 8. Innovative & engaging instruction
    Our courses are taught by highly qualified instructors.
    Available daily through email, instant messaging and directly connected during online class time.
    Testing results and feedback provided within 24 hours for all online course work.
  • 9. Innovative & engaging instruction
    For students in grades 5 and higher, students meet with content area teachers (math, English, science).
    Frequent communication and feedback from the teacher.
    Parents provide guidance and support as needed for young learners.
  • 10. What does it look like?
    Students log on daily.
    They read announcements and access their course work.
    They have real time meetings with their teachers according to the schedule.
    They complete work and receive individualized feedback in a timely manner.
    They meet with their teacher face-to-face once a week for an in-depth Paragon session.
  • 11. How does the schedule work?
    All students will have set class times online with fellow students and their teacher each week.
    One day per week in the classroom is required.
    Additional professional teacher time will be available but not required.
    Students will have a schedule of due dates for online course work which can be done at any time of day.
  • 12. Connected community of learners
    Instructors are available daily for support with lessons and to provide guidance on course work.
    A technical help desk is available during regular business hours.
    Additional tutoring is available free of charge.
  • 13. What do we need to participate?
    A computer, printer, and internet access will be provided to all students in need.
    Transportation is required to and from the on-site classroom one day per week.
    All learning materials will be provided either online or distributed during the on-site day.
  • 14. How do I get started?
    Visit our website at az.moaschools.net
    Complete an enrollment packet for your student.
    If you have any questions, contact us. (azinfo@mercuryonlineacademy.com)
    Parent information meetings are held weekly, so don’t hesitate to recommend us to others
  • 15. Thank you for pursuing the best choice for you child.
    We look forward to getting to know you and your child.
    Steve Sarmento Chief Administrative Officer
    Kristen Jordison Regional Vice President
    Stephanie Dunbar Director of e-Learning

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