Pivot Charter School North Bay Partners Offers Civil Air Patrol Program

Dépèche transmise le 5 janvier 2012 par Business Wire

SANTA ROSA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pivot Charter School, North Bay, a full-time online public school, announced today that it is launching a program that lets students earn elective credits while developing leadership skills and learning about aviation through the U.S. Air Force’s Civil Air Patrol auxiliary. The school has scheduled a local information session Jan. 11 to help prospective students and parents learn more during the open enrollment period for the spring 2012 semester. The information session will be held at 6 p.m. at 950 South Wright Road in Santa Rosa.

“Our new Civil Air Patrol option represents a unique opportunity for North Bay middle and high school students to develop lifelong skills through a well-known national program.”

“At Pivot, we continue to expand our offerings through the addition of innovative programs that will positively impact the lives of our students,” said Jayna Gaskell, Pivot Online Charter Schools executive director. “Our new Civil Air Patrol option represents a unique opportunity for North Bay middle and high school students to develop lifelong skills through a well-known national program.”

The optional Civil Air Patrol program complements Pivot’s online curriculum and offers students the chance to develop leadership skills; learn about astronomy, aeronautics and search and rescue; and serve the community. The hands-on program is taught by professional pilots, Air Force veterans and advanced Civil Air Patrol cadets. Students participate in field trips during which they apply their new skills in real-life settings.

“The Civil Air Patrol is one of the best-kept secrets among youth programs,” said Maj. Anthony Hamill, U.S. Air Force Auxiliary Civil Air Patrol. “Civil Air Patrol helps students master skills that are essential to success in the classroom and the workplace. It is truly a fantastic program, and we are thrilled to reach more area students through our partnership with Pivot Online Charter School.”

Pivot Online Charter School, North Bay offers full-time programs for students, grades 6-12, in Sonoma and surrounding counties. The school complies with all California graduation requirements and offers a rigorous, standards-based curriculum and comprehensive student support and assistance. In addition to on-site teachers available during school hours, Pivot students have online access to California-credentialed teachers who can provide immediate assistance 24 hours a day. Pivot North Bay is made possible by nationally recognized leading online learning provider Advanced Academics, which supplies the program’s learning management system, curriculum and online teaching staff. Advanced Academics provides online education options to more than 100 school districts and charter schools in more than 30 states. For more information, go to www.pivotnorthbay.com or call 877-544-1428.

About Pivot Charter Schools

ROADS Education, Inc., a not-for-profit California corporation, currently operates Pivot Charter Schools in San Diego, the North Bay and Butte County areas. Its programs combine an online curriculum with site-based offerings that let students work at their own pace, receive immediate online tutoring and participate in small-group instruction classes and tutorials. Pivot Charter School, North Bay offers this unique hybrid educational program to middle and high school students in Sonoma, Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Solano and Napa counties.

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