Monday, February 23, 2009

Gov. Rell announces grants for Advanced Placement classes

HARTFORD -- Governor M. Jodi Rell today announced that the CT Virtual Learning Center (VLC) in partnership with Project Access for All will receive federal funding through an Advance Placement (AP) Incentive Grant.
"One of the goals of the grant is to triple the enrollment of low income students taking Advanced Placement courses and who take AP exams," Governor Rell said.
The VLC will provide the online courses for this program.
"The Virtual Learning Center was developed to fill the growing need for online high school courses as both an alternative and a supplement to face to face classrooms," said Governor Rell. "With this grant, the VLC will be able to offer these courses free of charge to the students who can benefit from them.
"The VLC is a perfect example of collaboration and doing more with less. Schools that do not have the means to hire an additional AP teacher, or have enough student interest to fill a Mandarin Chinese class, now have the opportunity to place their students in an online classroom with other students from across the state."
All courses are taught by CT Certified teachers, and all courses are College Board and NCAA approved.
The VLC is currently hiring CT Certified teachers with experience in Statistics, Calculus, Computer Science, English Language and Literature and Mandarin Chinese to teach these online courses.
"In a time when our economy is being tested and people are in need of jobs, Connecticut is moving forward to develop and create new job opportunities such as this," said Governor Rell. "Online learning has not only become a proven path to education, but also new source of opportunity and employment for our Connecticut Teachers."
Teacher recruitment is ongoing, and teachers certified in these fields are asked to apply online at the CT Virtual Learning Center's website:


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