Free K-5 Online Learning Coursework From Thales Academy Available To All Franklin Area Families During Coronavirus School Closures
April 15, 2020 | Franklin, TN—Thales Academy, a college preparatory network of Pre-K-12 independent schools, is offering free online learning coursework to Franklin area families for students in Kindergarten through fifth grade during the current government-mandated shutdown of schools.
“Our mission at Thales Academy has always been to provide the highest quality education at the lowest possible cost for as many children as possible,” says Bob Luddy, founder of Thales Academy. “We hope by offering remote learning free of charge that Franklin area families can help their children continue to grow academically during this time and experience our strong Thales Academy curriculum firsthand.”
“Thales Academy students at our various existing campuses in North Carolina returned to their fourth quarter classes this week via remote learning,” says Rachael Bradley, Administrator, Thales Academy Franklin. “My second grade son is benefiting from this online coursework despite our recent move to Franklin, and I realized it would be a great service to Franklin area families to offer our strong educational platform to other residents while our local schools are closed.”
Bradley adds, “We are offering this remote learning free of charge to all interested families. You do not have to commit to enrolling at our new Thales Academy Franklin campus to take advantage of this free educational offering, but we hope some of you will be so happy with our Thales Academy coursework that you will choose to join us at our new campus when we open this July.” Families interested in the free K-5 remote learning opportunity should contact Rachael Bradley at: rachael.bradley@thalesacademy.
In addition to the free remote learning option offered this spring, to help offset the economic effects of the statewide closures, Thales Academy has also reduced tuition at its Thales Academy Franklin campus to $5,300 per year (or $5,000 annually if paid in full upfront). Thales Academy Franklin’s campus will initially offer grades K-3 for the 2020-2021 school year, with more grades to come in future years.
Thales Academy currently operates eight campuses in the Raleigh and Charlotte, North Carolina areas, instructing over 3,000 students. The school will open its Franklin campus as well as a Glen Allen, VA campus in July 2020, and continues to add campuses as demand for its successful school model grows. Hallmarks of Thales Academy include: rigorous, college-prep academics that emphasize learning to mastery; character formation; real world skills development; personalized attention and affordable tuition with no extra fees or fundraising.
Due to the stay-at-home mandate issued by Governor Lee, in-person information sessions and tours for Thales Academy Franklin have been replaced with virtual options for the duration of the order. Virtual information sessions are being offered periodically and are posted on the Thales Academy Franklin Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/
About Thales Academy
Thales Academy is a Pre-K-12 college preparatory network of schools that assists parents in cultivating virtuous, critical thinking, compassionate individuals. Thales Academy fosters high standards of accountability, academic achievement, and civic responsibility through the use of a rigorous curriculum, character development, and technical and non-cognitive skills development. Thales Academy seeks to deliver the highest quality education at the lowest cost to parents and the community. Students are well-prepared for success in college and beyond, consistently outranking nationwide peers on objective, standardized tests and mastering skills that last a lifetime. For more information and to apply for admission online, visit www.thalesacademy.org.