• New virtual school launches in SA

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New virtual school launches in SA

25 November 2016

The first virtual school in South Africa to offer both the CAPS and the British International curricula from Grade R to Grade 12, Think Digital Academy is now available as an alternative schooling system for children.

This flexible, convenient, cost effective and immediate virtual schooling system makes it possible for students to work from home or from a Think Coaching Hub at the click of a button.

Registrations for the 2017 academic programme are currently open with fees varying from R 3,500 per year for Grade R to R9,500 for Grade 12.

Students who get accepted into the school will join an online community and communicate virtually with classmates. All the student needs is a smart phone or tablet and internet connection to complete their schooling from anywhere in the world.

“Our aim is to produce young adults who are innovative, creative and independent in their thinking, who have courage, perseverance and resilience, and who believe in themselves and their potential,” says Think Digital Academy CEO Janessa Leita.

Students will be able to complete their school curriculum guided by online teachers through an engaging and interactive process where a combination of animation and video will be used as teaching tools.

Students are welcome to work ahead of the suggested schedule, however they must maintain a minimum pace to successfully complete the curriculum.

Students can simply log on to their profile at any hour of the day, work on assignments/projects and then submit their work to be marked.

Electronic feedback will be sent through to their learning coach portal.

Leita, who is also a mom to three sons, with the youngest son having been diagnosed with Tourette’s syndrome says she visited countless schools but could not find one suitable for her son.

“There was no problem with his academic ability but he was facing unrelenting bullying,” she said. “Think Digital Academy was inspired by my son’s need for a schooling alternative that met his unique needs.”

Think Digital Academy is registered with SACAI and offers both the National Senior Certificate as well as the British International curriculum.

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