Independent Study Gives Academy Seniors a Taste of College (via New Milford Patch)

New Milford High School senior Academy students take college courses as part of their independent study through OpenCourseWare.

By Ann Piccirillo

The best way to describe New Milford High School’s Academy is to quote from the book “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho:

“When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”

In the case of these students, the administration and educators are working hard to expose as much of the universe as possible to them to help them achieve an understanding of the life that awaits them after graduation.

For Academy seniors, what awaits them after graduation is college. And Principal Eric Sheninger was looking for a way to give them a real taste of the academic rigors of college when from a Twitter follower he discovered OpenCourseWare.

OpenCourseWare, originally initiated by MIT and the Hewlett Foundation, is a free and open digital publication of course lessons created at universities, presented by professors who teach the course, and published free on the Internet.

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