iQ Academy Minnesota Students Head Back to School

— Statewide online public school welcomes back students for
2016-2017 school year–

Academy Minnesota
, an accredited online public school program
of Fergus Falls Public Schools, will begin its 2016-2017 school year on
September 6. iQ Academy Minnesota uses an engaging, interactive online
curriculum to educate students in grades K-12 who live anywhere in the
state. With the ability to nurture different learning styles and the
support of Minnesota-licensed teachers, iQ Academy is an option for
families seeking an alternative to the traditional brick and mortar
school model.

“Each of our iQ Academy students has a unique set of interests, which is
why our team of dedicated state-certified teachers work to ensure every
student receives an individualized learning plan tailored to their
specific needs,” said Theresa Gallagher, School Operations Manager at iQ
Academy Minnesota. “We look forward to welcoming new students to the iQ
Academy community this fall and welcoming back our returning students
and families for the 2016-2017 school year.”

For grades K-5, iQ Academy Minnesota offers a rich mixture of online and
offline lessons, including interactive animations and materials for
hands-on activities. Lessons are followed by assessments, so parents can
be sure that the student has mastered a particular area before moving
on. The curriculum for grades 6-12 brings learning to life with dynamic
lessons in all core subjects, including Advanced Placement® levels and a
wide range of career-oriented electives.

iQ Academy is unique from other online programs in its use of the
Flipped Classroom Model. Students first work independently through a
topic of study in their online lessons, and then attend online “class
connect” sessions hosted by the teacher, who facilitates deeper
exploration of the topic through student discussion. As opposed to a
traditional lecture, this approach maximizes the group’s time and allows
for further study through additional learning activities, during which
the teacher can assist each child one at a time.

Additionally, iQ Academy Minnesota provides opportunities that
complement the curricular interests of its students. Families have the
chance to participate in numerous field trips and outings, enabling
students, teachers, parents, and the entire school community to keep in
close contact all year round.

iQ Academy Minnesota is still accepting enrollments for this fall. To
learn more about enrollment requirements visit

About iQ Academy Minnesota

iQ Academy Minnesota is an accredited, full- and part-time, online
public school program of Fergus Falls Public Schools that serves
students statewide in grades K through 12. As part of the Minnesota
public school system, iQ Academy Minnesota is tuition-free, giving
parents and families the choice to access the award-winning curriculum
and tools provided by K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN), the nation’s largest
provider of proprietary curriculum and online education programs. For
more information about iQ Academy Minnesota, visit


iQ Academy Minnesota
Donna Savarese, 703-436-3273