The Paso Robles Online Academy is now open to middle school students

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Information meeting on March 29

– The Paso Robles Unified School District (PRJUSD) Board of Trustees voted unanimously to approve a new program for the Paso Robles Online (PRO) Academy. In doing so, enrollment is now available for San Luis Obispo County students starting in sixth grade and continuing through high school.

The PRO Academy is a free, online, public program for middle and high schools for students looking for a personalized alternative to the traditional school environment. It is the first district-supported online program in North San Luis Obispo County that offers college preparatory courses approved for enrollment in a 4-year college directly after high school.

The PRO Academy is currently accepting applications for the 2017-18 school year. Anyone interested in learning more about the program is invited to attend a Parent Information Meeting on Wednesday, March 29 at 6:00 p.m. in the PRJUSD Board Room.

How does the PRO Academy work?
The PRO Academy follows the same graduation requirements as other high schools in PRJUSD, the difference being the flexibility of schedules. Students meet with a designated online teacher once a week for one to two hours. During these meetings, students take tests, access tutoring, and work with their teacher to put together the weekly homework sheet. The rest of the week is spent working independently to complete homework. Because the courses are online, it means that students can take them anywhere and anytime. This provides students with the opportunity to do things like work during the day, travel with family, audition to pursue a career in the arts, or compete in rodeos or motocross, while completing their degree courses.

For more information, visit pasoschools.org/proacademy or contact Alisha Lewis at [email protected]

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