Monarch Academy Annapolis, a public contract school with Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS), will hold a virtual open house for families interested in enrolling in the school on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The school is open to students who live in the Annapolis cluster entering kindergarten through fifth grade in the fall of 2020. Bus transportation is provided from established stops.
Located at 2000 Capital Drive in Annapolis, Monarch Academy Annapolis is a primary performing visual arts school and follows the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme, which challenges students to think critically and take responsibility for their learning as they explore local and global issues.
AACPS, our authorizer, has approved Monarch Academy Annapolis to launch a blended distance learning option starting in the 2020-21 school year and continuing as a permanent program for kindergarten through fifth grade students who enroll at Monarch Academy Annapolis. The new eSchool @ Monarch Academy Annapolis will be an 80% virtual and up to 20% in-classroom learning model and provide the same highly regarded and rigorous programs and services in a blended distance learning environment.
Registration is now open on first-come, first serve basis, for the new eSchool option.
“We learned with the COVID-19 school closures, that some students truly excelled and thrived in a distance learning model and we are proud to offer our new eSchool option as a permanent program at Monarch Academy Annapolis”, said Kathy Lane, chief of educational services for The Children’s Guild Alliance, which operates Monarch Academy Annapolis. “This is an opportunity to transform the way America cares for and educates its youth. This innovative option for families in the Annapolis area provides a new, parallel approach to our academic programming rooted in International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme, arts integration and social emotional skill building.”
Monarch Academy Annapolis offers new facilities, creative-learning environments, an outdoor classroom and activity areas. In addition, before- and after-school clubs focus on science, technology, engineering, math and the arts. For students enrolled in eSchool, and while all students engage in distance learning, the school provides Chromebooks and Wi-Fi hotspots to all enrolled students.
Additionally, students who apply for the 2020-21 school year are eligible to attend the school’s Transformation Theatre Company, a performing arts summer camp.