McCort Launches New Educational Option for Area Students: School is first in the region to offer blended instruction
Bishop McCort Catholic High School announces the launch of McCort Blended Academy (MBA), an innovative hybrid of in-classroom and online learning that now makes a McCort education accessible to any high school student in the region.
Through the McCort Blended Academy, students will complete virtual coursework that is fully aligned with the school’s college preparatory curriculum and have daily access to on-campus McCort resources. These include a variety of classes, labs, extracurricular activities, guidance and career services, athletic programs and more.
“McCort Blended Academy offers students the flexibility of high-quality online coursework with access to all of our activities,” said Tom Smith, principal and chief administrative officer. “For many students in our region, it’s the opportunity to have the best of both worlds.”
Bishop McCort is the first high school in the area to combine comprehensive online learning with on-campus resources. MBA is housed on the campus of Bishop McCort. Mr. Jack Bassett, a long-time area educator, has been named MBA’s Classroom Innovation Coordinator and will provide on-site supervision, support and instruction to MBA students.
The program includes virtual classroom instruction in English, Math, Science, Social Studies, Religious Studies and Foreign Languages with on-site classroom learning opportunities in health and wellness, arts, performing arts and in Bishop McCort’s fully-equipped STREAM lab. Upon enrollment, students will have access to a Chromebook onsite and the ability log in to personal computers off campus. Transportation to and from MBA will be available to students depending upon their location
School administrators are officially announcing the launch of this innovative educational model as part of 2020 Catholic School Week activities. Other activities include Open House at Bishop McCort on Wednesday, 1/29/20 from 6:30 pm – 8 pm where prospective students and parents can learn more about Bishop McCort Catholic High School, McCort Blended Academy and Divine Mercy Catholic Academy Middle School.