Mosaica Education Inc. has received approval from the Michigan Department of Education to open a new online public school in Michigan. The new school, Mosaica Online Academy of Michigan, will begin serving students throughout the state in the 2013-14 school year, according to a company statement.
Mosaica Academy of Michigan will offer an innovative education program to students through engaging digital learning experiences and individualized live instruction from certified teachers.
The online school plans to enroll students from around the state of Michigan in all grades K-12 for the upcoming school year. The school, which will be open to all eligible students in the state, will emphasis on providing a college preparatory curriculum to students who may not be fully served by their existing school options, Mosaica Education said.
The school will use an instructional model and academic strategies that will focus on putting every student on a path to earning their high school diploma and attending the college of their choice. Every student will receive a Personalized Student Achievement Plan (PSAP) that fits each child's unique strengths, weaknesses, learning styles and aptitudes.
Mosaica Online Academy of Michigan will utilize Mosaica Education's proprietary Paragon curriculum and will follow its Advance Ed-accredited education model.
"The Mosaica model will be a perfect educational fit for many students throughout the State of Michigan, offering an innovative school choice to meet their academic and life goals." Mosaica Online Academy of Michigan fits directly into the Governor's plan to provide families in Michigan with more options and to move K-12 education to a "âAny Time, Any Place, Any Way, Any Pace model," The Head of School, Mark Weinberg said.
Mosaica Education manages seven schools around the state of Michigan and Mosaica Online Academy of Michigan will be its eighth.
Mosaica Online Academy of Michigan is governed by a non-profit board comprised of Michigan parents and community leaders, which is responsible for establishing the school's policies and overseeing its academic, operational and financial performance. The academy is the sixth online school created by Mosaica Online — Mosaica additionally offers tuition-free online public and/or charter schools in Arizona, Colorado, Ohio and Southern California in addition to a private online school.
"We are very pleased our school received approval from the Michigan Department of Education and we are excited about offering a unique public education program in Michigan to help reach students where they are," said Chris LaGrande, chair of the board.