Edison Academy Back to School Night Session

GovDelivery 6 days 23 hours ago

Please join us Wednesday, September 23, 2020, at 5:30 p.m. for a brief overview of Edison Academy during Back to School Night. This session will include an introduction to our academy programs, resources, and activities. We will also share videos from our instructors so you can hear from your child's teacher. You can access the session by opening this link in a Chrome browser. If you have any questions please contact Dr. Ketchledge at wsketchledge@fcps.edu. We look forward to meeting you tomorrow evening at 5:30 p.m. Thank you.

 

How To Access Edison Academy Courses

GovDelivery 3 weeks 5 days ago

Good afternoon,

Edison Academy is using Schoology for our virtual classes and course content this year. Students must go through Schoology in order to access their live classes. Please visit our website and this step-by-step instruction guide to access academy classes. We also have links to parent and student resources, technology assistance, and how to contact us at Edison Academy if you have any questions or concerns. We can't wait to see all of our students in our virtual class sessions starting this Tuesday, September 8th!

Whitney Ketchledge
Academy Administrator
wsketchledge@fcps.edu

Helpful Links:

Schoology Student Login Page

FCPS Schoology Resources

Student Schoology Resources

Parents Schoology Guide

Tech Support

Edison Academy Welcome and Virtual Orientation 9/3/2020

GovDelivery 4 weeks ago

Hello to all our 2020-2021 Edison Academy students and families.  We are excited to welcome you to a new school year!

Our Academy instructors have been very busy planning for a robust virtual opening. We are so excited about what this new year will bring.  While we all want to be back in our school buildings, and until it is safe to do so, we assure you that your children will be receiving high quality virtual instruction.

Edison Academy Career Experience Specialist - I am pleased to introduce you to Ms. Genie Williford, our Career Experience Specialist. Ms. Williford (ecwilliford@fcps.edu) can answer any of your questions that have to do with our internships, job shadows and other career related experiences, many of which will be virtual as we begin the new school year.

Edison Academy Counselor - I would also like to introduce Ms. Cassandra Deedy (cjdeedy@fcps.edu), who serves as our Academy Counselor.  Do not hesitate to reach out to Ms. Deedy with any questions concerning schedules or any other Academy questions.

Edison Academy Attendance - Please remember that Edison Academy operates as a separate school for your child. If your child is going to absent from class, or if there is any critical information that you think we should know, please contact Edison Academy along with your child's base school. Parents can email attendance to edisonacademy.attendance@fcps.edu or you can reach the academy office at (703)924-8100 or the attendance line at (703)-924-8137.

New Learning Management System - This year Edison Academy will be using Schoology as our new learning management system.  This will be taking the place of Blackboard and Google Classroom.  All students will login to Schoology and then join their Academy class session.  This will ensure the security of our virtual class meetings. Please have your child log into Schoology prior to the first day of school to make sure they can get in and see their academy course. Students must go through Schoology in order to access their synchronous (live) class sessions. If you need more information and resources about Schoology please visit our website.

Edison Academy Virtual Orientation 9/3/2020 at 10:30 a.m. - Students will have the opportunity to log into classes on September 3rd from 10:30 – 11:00 a.m. to briefly make sure they can access their academy course and meet teachers.  Please refer to an email from your child's academy teacher for directions on how to join this virtual orientation session. 

Need Assistance? If your child has trouble joining the virtual orientation or academy class sessions please contact Edison Academy Administrator, Whitney Ketchledge, (wsketchledge@fcps.edu). You can reach out to anyone in the academy office and your child's academy teacher for assistance at any time during the year.

We are here to help and we are excited to make this year a great experience for your child!

We look forward to a wonderful year ahead and can't wait to start school on September 8th!

 

Sincerely,

Whitney Ketchledge, Ph.D.

Edison Academy Administrator

Edison Academy

GovDelivery 3 months 2 weeks ago

Greetings students, families, and friends,

 

This year certainly ended much differently than we would have all wanted or expected, but we have much to celebrate and we are so proud of all of our amazing students. Since we couldn't all be together we want to share our final celebrations of the school year in a virtual format with hopes that all of you are safe and well.

 

Our Academy Awards program celebrating our students of the year and program highlights from 2019-2020 may be found here.

 

Additionally our students of the year are highlighted in a blog on our website along with stories of success for other outstanding students and alumni.

 

Lastly, we celebrated the retirement of our Cosmetology Teacher, Mrs. Soussan Bayati, who served FCPS and our Academy for 30 years. She is completing an incredible career filled with accomplishments and she will be missed by her students and staff alike. 

 

We wish all of our graduating seniors the best of luck as they move into the next phase of their life. Please know we are always here for you and look forward to hearing about all of the amazing things you will do! We also look forward to welcoming back our returning students in the fall.

 

Should you need anything over the summer please contact, Academy Administrator, Dr. Ketchledge, wsketchledge@fcps.edu.  

 

Wishing you all a healthy and enjoyable summer with only good things to come as we look towards the fall term of 2020.

 

Sincerely,

 

The Edison Academy Team

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