The Turlock Unified School District is very excited to announce the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the newly-opened eCademy Charter at Crane School, which includes the Turlock Unified School Districts Professional Development Center. The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony is scheduled October 5, 2011, beginning at 5:30pm at the eCademy Charter at Crane School campus, located at 1100 Cahill Avenue, in Turlock.
The new eCademy Charter site was previously the home to Crane Kindergarten which was closed as of the 2010-2011 school year due to budget constraints. The eCademy Charter at Crane School is Turlock Unified School District’s new K-12 Home School program, along with a 7-12 Independent Study program and 9-12 Online Distance Learning and Credit Recovery programs. The Professional Development Center will be the primary home to the Turlock Unified School District’s Board of Trustees’ Meetings.
Administration proposed at the May 18, 2010, Board Meeting to renovate the campus, expand current TUSD programs and add a new program, the eCademy Charter at Crane. Approximately $1,254,500 of Measure Z bond funds and Developer Fees were used to fund the project. The Board moved forward and began the chartering process in March 2011, which requires a public hearing within 60 days of petitioning and approval or denial within 90 days by the Board of Trustees.
The eCademy Charter at Crane officially opened as of August 2011. The Charter is committed to providing high tech instruction, cutting edge programs, viable and attractive educational experience with high expectations and values, and meets the needs of non-traditional students. The campus will be home to the K-12 home schooling students, 7-12 independent study students, and new online courses for 9-12 distance learning and credit recovery programs. Through a grant from AT&T each student will have a school-provided netbooks for all to have access to online teachers and support.
Each of the programs offered has the option to do course work on site at the eCademy Charter or through the online services supported by e2020. The virtual classroom solutions offered by e2020 provide an alternative for disadvantaged, at-risk, medically challenged, drop-outs, as well as accelerated students to learn at their own pace to recover credits and achieve academic success. Instructional guidance is provided by an assigned certified teacher to provide an individualized program to best meet the student’s needs.
To learn more about the new online programs or the expansion of the existing home schooling and independent studies programs at the eCademy Charter at Crane please contact the campus at (209) 669-3410. For more information about the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony call (209) 667-0633.