Opening in Fall 2019, the Academy will offer a curriculum that fosters critical and analytical thinking and problem-solving skills.
The Academy will initially serve Coyle and Cassidy School in Taunton and Bishop Connolly in Fall River in their home locations, said Superintendent Steve Perla. The Stonehill College event is aimed at informing parents of the benefits the Academy will provide to students in the two initial affiliate schools: Coyle and Cassidy Middle and High Schools, and Bishop Connolly High School.
Partnerships with higher education, foundations, and corporations will help the Academy enrich its offerings in advanced science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) opportunities.
Initial partners providing critical support to ensure the success of the Academy include: the University of Notre Dame, Boston College, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), Stonehill College, and Regis College.
The innovative and effective instructional practices of the Academy will help prepare students to meet the educational and workforce needs of the 21st century in an intentionally Christ-centered atmosphere. It will offer support for faculty members to shift their instruction from traditional approaches to ones that emphasize personalized learning and project-based instruction across the curriculum.