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Equipping our high school students with skills in computer science often feels as urgent and important as teaching them to write. Yet many schools, even those with computer science programs, are unsure which courses to teach, which skills to emphasize, and in what sequence. Many struggle to include a diverse cohort of students with varied... View Article

September 18, 2018

In the 2018-19 school year, MSON will offer 34 courses, eight of which are newly developed by talented faculty at our member schools. New courses represent our commitment to high-level coursework for our most advanced students, taking them beyond courses that are traditionally offered. Advanced science and math students may explore Linear Algebra and Quantum... View Article

February 13, 2018

Just call Sally Witwer a rock star. Her computer science teacher already does. The 18-year-old senior will graduate from Canterbury High School with an advanced computer technology certificate. She also recently received recognition from the National Council for Women in Technology, which offers the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing. She was named a winner in the Indiana competition and received honorable mention at the national level...

September 5, 2017

Julien Meyer of Severn School, who teaches MSON Advanced Applied Math Through Finance, and Joshua Link, of Maret School, who teaches MSON Multivariable Calculus will be presenting at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) conference in Washington, DC on April 27, 2018. Their presentation, entitled “Synchronous Online Meetings + Asynchronous Independent Learning =... View Article

September 1, 2017

In October, 2017, check out MSON’s prestation at the Online Education Symposium for Independent Schools. Claire Goldsmith will be co-presenting on “Creating Collaborations for Online and Blended Learning Across Campuses.”  

July 16, 2017

For the fifth year, members of the MSON community convened at Stanford University this June for the program’s Annual Workshop. Over four days, teachers, Academic Liaisons, and Technical Liaisons new to MSON were oriented and trained for the school year ahead, and returning members of the community joined in discussions on improving teaching, revising program... View Article

July 16, 2017

Looking ahead to the 2017-18 school year, MSON has seen an 11% enrollment increase over the prior year (as of summer, 2017) with roughly 300 unique students and 400 student semester enrollments. Highest enrolled courses are: Astronomy Multivariable Calculus Introduction to Organic Chemistry Medical Bioethics/Environmental Bioethics Applied Math through Finance CSI: MSON Positive Psychology Other... View Article

June 16, 2017

In October, 2017, Claire Goldsmith will be presenting at the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) annual Symposium. The presentation, led with Jill Abbott, Executive Director of Online Learning Initiatives, Eight Schools Association and Lori Hébert, Consultant Director of the Bay Area BlendEd Consortium is entitled ” Collaborate, Innovate, and Leverage Resources: Creating Consortia for Pioneering... View Article

May 16, 2017

In Sept., 2017, Claire Goldsmith will join two other trustees of the Enrollment Management Association for a presentation at the organization’s annual conference entitled “Innovating for Accessibility and Sustainability: New Horizons for Independent Schools.” Claire will present along with Booth Kyle, Associate Head of School & Admissions and Financial Aid Director, Lakeside School, and John Kerney,... View Article

May 15, 2017

For the first time, students at participating Malone Schools can enroll in an MSON summer course, Computer Science: Creative Game Design. Taught by Doug Bergman at Porter-Gaud School, the course allows students to turn their own creative ideas into something real on their screens. Students choose a topic that is important and interesting to them and... View Article

March 16, 2017