Cruiser Academy Receives Edmentum’s Rock Star School Award

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Cruiser Academy Receives Edmentum’s Rock Star School Award

Cruiser Academy Recognized for Credit Recovery and Accelerated Programs

May 5, 2016 - Minneapolis

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Kevin Briody

Cruiser Academy will be presented with the Rock Star School Award on May 10, 2016, by Edmentum, a leading provider of online learning solutions. The award recognizes schools for their innovative use of technology solutions in the classroom. Cruiser Academy uses Edmentum’s Plato CoursewareStudy Island, and EdOptions Academy to cater to a diverse student population with varying needs and abilities.

Groveport Madison Schools recognized the shifting educational landscape and spun off its Credit Achievement Program to create its conversion/community school Cruiser Academy to provide an alternative pathway for at-risk students who are deficient in credits. As is the case with many at-risk populations, differentiation with the ability for students to work at their own pace was a paramount goal. These conditions played a major role when selecting an online curriculum to power the school. 

Cruiser Academy has also extended its offerings to include the Academic Scholars Institute, designed for students looking for an accelerated schedule. The program provides middle school students with the opportunity to get a head start on their high school credits and high school students with the opportunity to graduate early. Cruiser Academy has also implemented online programs for English-language learners and career and technical education courses. 

Sheryl Hernandez, administrator for curriculum, explains, “With the combination of Plato, Study Island, the teachers in the cloud [EdOptions Academy], and our in-house coaches, we can easily address the individual learning needs successfully for all our students, which include students behind in credits, students trying to graduate early, students on IEPs and/or in ESL, students with medical conditions, etc.”

Edmentum’s Rock Star School program acknowledges deserving schools around the country that have made a significant impact on student success. The Rock Star School Award presentation will occur at 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time on May 10, 2016, at Cruiser Academy: 2747 Winchester Pike, Columbus, OH 43232. For more details on Cruiser Academy’s outstanding programs, read the success story on Edmentum’s website. 

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