Paramount Schools of Excellence announces the opening of its latest school to serve K-8 grade students. Paramount Online Academy is Paramount’s newest educational option for Indiana families. As a part of the Paramount network, the Online Academy gives families access to the same standards-aligned approach to student learning offered on the Brookside, Cottage Home, and Englewood campuses.
Whether on-campus or online, Paramount Schools of Excellence work to make students thrive. Authorized by Trine University, the school adheres to state assessments and school year requirements. Paramount’s education framework and hardworking staff have proven to be a successful combination. The foundation of Paramount’s academic design incorporates technology with irreplaceable teacher interaction.
As a top-rated, accredited, tuition-free school, Paramount Online Academy’s highly qualified, licensed teachers present live lessons mixed with flexible practice hours. A student’s day mirrors the on-campus format with a dedicated teacher, small classes, an established curriculum, and student and family supports. Paramount supplies all needed technology, tech support, and materials to its online students. And Paramount Online Academy’s Indianapolis students can participate in campus extracurricular activities, sports, tutoring, and field trips.
The Online Academy fulfills a need identified in response to the pandemic and the ensuing sudden switch to a virtual environment. Tommy Reddicks, Paramount CEO, reflects, “that although initially, it was an incredible challenge, the silver lining is that our schools have advanced technology integration by five to ten years.” He continued, “Teachers and students are more immersed in digital curricula, and there are real advantages to leveraging technology more intentionally as a learning tool.”
Following the pandemic, Paramount believes that some families will continue to seek an online option. This fall, about half of Paramount’s current enrollment chose to remain virtual after on-campus instruction resumed. Paramount Online Academy is prepared to provide an innovative, high-quality online learning environment for families who want a flexible, home-based option. Enrollment information for the current or 2021-22 school year can be found at https://onlineacademy.paramountindy.org/ or by calling 317.519.4588.