Does it provide a more flexible experience for the student? Absolutely, students who make use of this are more able to contribute to their own self-improvement and extracurricular activities. Does it improve a student's success rate in college? Most definitely, a student with this experience is far more likely to succeed in college.
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Research indicates that students taking one or more online courses in high school... Read More.
Did you know you have the ability to share your exciting The First Academy photos with us? Using our The First Academy app for iOS and Android you can share pictures right off your mobile... Read More.
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Computer coding is the hot new topic to teach students in classes today. The education blogs, tech blogs, etc are all abuzz by the importance of teaching coding in the school classroom. The iPad and... Read More.
A few years back I attended a week-long technology conference here in Orlando. As technology conferences go, this one was incredibly intense. If you’ve never been to an “intense” technology... Read More.
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When developing an app, we asked, "What engaging questions do parents ask of us on a frequent basis? How do families... Read More.
Eventually every student at The First Academy utilizes RenWeb. Be it for homework, grades, attendance, lunch, etc. your son or daughter is bound to need it at some point. That's why we're here to help... Read More.
Matthew Eggert, Director of Technology and Innovation at The First Academy, was handpicked to join the community of Apple Distinguished Educators, an award that honors truly innovative educators. Matt... Read More.
Thanks to the generous contribution from the Jesse Watlington Memorial Foundation, The First Academy has installed a state-of-the-art lightning detection system called Weatherbug. Using a citywide... Read More.