National University Academy Extends Educational Access to Students, Teachers from Eagles Peak Charter School

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – National University Academy, a tuition-free, K-12 public charter school open to 9th through 12th graders in San Diego County, has extended educational access to hundreds of students and teachers from the Career Paths program at Eagles Peak Charter School, Dr. Jerry C. Lee, Chancellor of the National University System, announced today.

National University Academy, which is chartered by the Lakeside Union School District, is part of the Division of Pre-College Programs under the National University System.

“By joining National University Academy, the students and teachers from the Career Paths program who would otherwise be disrupted at the end of the school year will now be provided with a stable academic environment for the duration of their high school program,” said Dr. Lee. “Welcoming the students from the Career Paths program is a natural extension of the Academy’s charter since both programs follow an independent study model. We are proud to welcome the students, teachers, and parents from the Career Paths program to National University Academy.”

In an effort to provide a secure learning environment which maintained the students’ academic continuity, several outreach efforts were made by Eagles Peak administrators to National University Academy to open its enrollment process. In a letter to the Academy, Eagles Peak interim Executive Director Dr. Art Townley stated “students and staff will benefit from the stability, status, and expertise of the National University System.”

With Dr. Townley’s endorsement, the Eagles Peak Board unanimously supported the Academy’s willingness to embrace the Career Paths students and staff. As a result, the Academy will provide the students with the ability to continue in their programs without a change of location and in most cases, without a change of teachers. The Career Paths students will begin their studies at National University Academy on February 9, 2009.

National University Academy opened in September 2008 and offers programs to 9th through 12th graders at several locations in San Diego County. Under its charter, National University Academy is able to serve San Diego and contiguous counties.

For more information about the National University Academy and the National University System, please contact David Neville at (858) 642-8163 or via email at [email protected].

About National University Academy
National University Academy is a tuition-free, K-12 public charter school open to 9th through 12th graders in San Diego County. National University Academy provides an innovative learning environment to a diverse population of secondary school students who have a career interest in the health professions. National University Academy blends a unique combination of virtual and site-based coursework to provide a comprehensive program that creates multiple pathways to postsecondary and career success. National University Academy is part of the Division of Pre-College Programs under the National University System. Ms. Nancy Rohland-Heinrich is the Vice Chancellor of the Division of Pre-College Programs. Mr. Bernie Hanlon is the Director of National University Academy.

About the National University System
The National University System was established to meet the emerging challenges and demands of education in the 21st century. The System is uniquely aligned to connect a diverse population of students to a network of innovative educational programs that are relevant to their lives, careers, and the marketplace and are delivered in a format that respects competing life priorities. Dr. Jerry C. Lee has served as the System’s Chancellor since it was founded in 2001. The affiliates of the National University System are National University; National Polytechnic College of Science; National University International; the Division of Pre-College Programs, which includes National University Virtual High School and National University Academy; Spectrum Pacific Learning Company LLC; and WestMed College.

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