|By PR Newswire||
|September 12, 2013 10:33 AM EDT||
WELLINGTON, Fla., Sept. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- In an effort to carve out a niche for itself, Forest Trail Academy has recently added another feather in its cap. The faculty at this distinguished online K 12 school in the United States has yet again achieved another milestone by securing ACT scores higher than the average in its state and its national competitors for its distinct, high quality online high school courses for preparing students for the rigorous curriculum of college education.
More prominently known for its college admissions and placement test – the ACT test, ACT is a nonprofit organization in the United States that designs and develops assessments and reporting systems based on over 50 years of experience. The ACT test serves as a good measure to gauge the academic readiness of high school graduates to take on the rigor of college-level coursework. The failure of students to keep up with the comprehensive and rigorous schedules of college education have for long been a concern for academicians and professional educators in the country. ACT serves to overcome this obstacle by designing various assessments that can be used to measure a student's potential and provide parents and teachers with the necessary information to help students reach their maximum potential.
As per the report received from ACT, Forest Trail Academy is one such online high school in the State of Florida that has recently been recognized for its college readiness preparatory courses. Dr. Chung, Director at Forest Trail Academy says, "We are very pleased to have received this accolade from ACT for our online high school courses. We have always encouraged our students toward achieving academic excellence in every respect. This recognition of achievement ACT serves as a strong testimony to the hard work and effort put in over the years by the teachers and staff at Forest Trail Academy."
According to report , students from Forest Trail Academy achieved a 50% success rate in meeting all four ACT Benchmark Scores, which is way above the State average of 19% and National average of 26% respectively. (Source: ACT Profile Report – High School, Graduating Class 2013, August 2013) The ACT test comprised four subject-areas that included College English Composition, College Algebra, College Social Science and College Biology. The report also states that ACT has updated its college readiness benchmark scores for designated college courses through extensive collaborative research with post-secondary institutions across the nation.
In addition to online high school courses, Forest Trail Academy is also well-known for the online elementary school and online middle school courses. Their teachers believe that online learning can be very beneficial to students of all ages, irrespective of their social or economic background. In fact, they have always stressed upon the fact that their integrated, holistic online platform has proved to be highly instrumental in delivering high quality education to students from different parts of the country and the world. They credit their innovative instructional methods for the strong reputation they have built and the high success rates their students have delivered over the years.
Online elementary school courses cater to the learning needs of children from grades Kindergarten through to 5th grade. While the teachers at Forest Trail Academy endorse the use of online and correspondence/book facilities, they also state that children from this age group require a lot more attention and supervision than those from higher grades. Dr. Chung says, "Students from middle school and high school grades tend to be more independent and require minimal supervision. While the correspondence/book and online distance learning techniques that have been adopted cater to the overall learning needs of those from lower grades, children studying in such an environment do require a support system they can rely on."
Forest Trail Academy also offers online middle school courses for grades 6th through 8th that are designed to prepare students for the rigor of high school education. "We have always been committed to providing our students with viable alternatives to traditional schooling methods and enabling them to leverage technology to make the most of the opportunities that are available to them. It has always been our endeavor to remain abreast with the latest technological developments to ensure our students are well-equipped," adds Dr. Chung. In keeping with this objective, Forest Trail Academy has recently launched an online demo version of its online platform for the benefit of students and parents. With only a couple of mainstream features disabled, students are free to browse through and get a feel of the entire application online.
Dr. Chung also goes on to add, "Online education is fast becoming the more preferred option for education in the United States. Given the flexibility it offers as well as its economic viability, online education and distance learning are slowly transforming the way we impart knowledge to our students all over the country. Preparing our students for college and the corporate world has always been our highest priority and we ensure that our students want for nothing in their pursuit of their academic goals." The faculty at Forest Trail Academy has always been a staunch advocate of online and distance education owing to the numerous benefits they have to offer students given the current technological advances and limitless opportunities.
Forest Trail Academy is one of the leading online K-12 schools in the United States offering online courses for elementary school, middle school and high school education. Renowned for their high standards, students at Forest Trail Academy are constantly encouraged to strive toward Academic Excellence and are always motivated toward developing the necessary critical thinking skills vital to their overall success. Akin to their achievement via the high ACT scores, the faculty at Forest Trail Academy hopes to attain more milestones that are challenging in the near future.
Media Contact: Dr Gifty Chung, Forest Trail Academy, 800.890.6269, firstname.lastname@example.org
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