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Nexus Academy of Grand Rapids Awarded AdvancED Accreditation

Nexus Academy of Grand Rapids Awarded AdvancED Accreditation

Nexus Academy of Grand Rapids, a “blended” tuition-free public high school for students in grades 9-12, has been awarded accreditation from the national accreditation commission, AdvancED. The accreditation report praised Nexus Academy of Grand Rapids for its ability to: effectively use technology to align student schedules based on needs; provide students with immediate feedback on assignments; and to operate the school in an efficient manner for student success.

“Receiving the AdvancED accreditation demonstrates our commitment to excellence and the high quality of our school,” said Dan McMinn, Nexus Academy of Grand Rapids principal.

K-12 teachers to exhibit art; Compete via Facebook for supplies

K-12 teachers to exhibit art; Compete via Facebook for supplies

K-12 teachers to exhibit art; Compete via Facebook for supplies

Over 20 local visual art teachers will exhibit their work and compete via Facebook for art supplies. The contest is part of the Muskegon Area Arts and Humanities Festival (AHfest). It includes local teachers that spent this past summer creating artwork around the 2014 AHfest theme, “About Time.”

 

The public is invited to view the art pieces at the Bettye Clark Cannon Gallery on the second floor of the Hilt Building in the Frauenthal Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Muskegon. The gallery is open Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., with extended hours on show nights.

 

Public to explore, snack, and enter to win prizes at Tech Center open house

Public to explore, snack, and enter to win prizes at Tech Center open house

Public to explore, snack, and enter to win prizes at Tech Center open house

Explore high-tech classrooms and labs, enjoy student-made refreshments, and check out great giveaways from WSNX live on-site during an open house at the newly expanded Muskegon Area Career Tech Center (MACTC) from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 16, 2014.

 

Community members are invited to meet students and staff while touring the 73,000 square-foot career and technical education facility that serves over seven hundred high school students each day. Of the fourteen on-campus classes featured, one of the newest highlights is the state-of-the-art Graphic Production Technologies Lab. Products designed and created by students will be on display and available for purchase. The new Food Theory Lab for Catering & Culinary Management students will also be open for guests to tour.

 

Schools Featuring Optimal Flexibility Hold Informational Events for Michigan Families

As families continue to seek school options featuring greater flexibility and control for their children’s education, Michigan’s leading virtual and blended learning schools – Michigan Connections Academy, Great Lakes Cyber Academy and Nexus Academy’s three campuses in Grand Rapids, Lansing and Royal Oak – have scheduled a variety of information events throughout October.

Interested families are encouraged to attend upcoming events to learn more about how virtual and blended learning works, meet teachers and familiarize themselves with the schools’ award-winning curriculum.

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BAKER COLLEGE LAUNCHES NEW WATER QUALITY MANAGEMENT PROGRAM

BAKER COLLEGE LAUNCHES NEW WATER QUALITY MANAGEMENT PROGRAM

MUSKEGON, Mich. – Muskegon-area residents interested in careers managing one of the world’s most precious resources—water—now have the opportunity to begin classes in Muskegon for the water quality management associate degree that is offered through Baker College of Cadillac.

Students will attend Baker College of Muskegon for three quarters, then transfer to the Cadillac campus for program-specific courses and the two required internships. Both campuses offer student housing. The first cohort begins fall quarter, with registration through Friday, Oct. 3.

“This is a great opportunity for students interested in careers in the areas of clean water distribution and wastewater sanitation but wish to stay close to home during a portion of their education,” said Lee Coggin, J.D., Baker College of Muskegon president. “This west-Michigan program will work well for a person who cares about the environment and has good science aptitude.”

MCC Selects Former Muskegon Chronicle Building for Downtown Site

MCC Selects Former Muskegon Chronicle Building for Downtown Site
source: Muskegon Community College website

Muskegon Community College has signed a purchase agreement with The Herald Publishing Co. LLC and the owners of the former Muskegon Chronicle building, 981 Third St., to buy the building and an adjacent parking lot.

The announcement was made during a special meeting of the MCC Board of Trustees on Thursday, Sept. 11.

The identification of a downtown campus is a component of the College’s 2010-15 Facility Master Plan and is one of four projects approved by the voters in the November 2013 election.

“The Board of Trustees has evaluated several locations for the Downtown campus,” said MCC Board of Trustees Chair Donald Crandall. “After much discussion, the Board feels that the Chronicle Building best fits our needs for housing the Applied Technology and Entrepreneurial Studies programs and, at this time, will have the greatest impact on downtown development.”

Schools with Unique and Flexible Learning Models Host Information Sessions

The new school year has arrived and some families may still be undecided on the best education option for their child.