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
The following courses are new for the 2017-18 school year (and join 21 existing courses). In addition to an increased focus on Computer Science, the new course slate features several interdisciplinary courses. Check them out below! Building Utopia CS: Beyond the Graphical User Interface Data Structures and Design Patterns American Voice, American Speech: Word as... View Article
February 16, 2017
Claire Goldsmith’s chapter “Student Life” in the book Perspectives from the Disciplines: Stanford Online High School, features significant discussion of MSON in terms of its ability to create true classroom community through synchronous, online seminars.
December 16, 2016
In Spring, 2016 MSON received a half-million dollar grant from the Malone Family Foundation, $300,000 of which serves as the program’s endowment and $200,000 of which as an Innovation Fund. The Innovation Fund allows MSON to experiment with new programs and initiatives without impacting core program operations. In 2017, MSON used these funds to launch... View Article
July 16, 2016
Physics teacher Benjamin Taylor moved the camera toward a circular magnet as his students from five states used video conference software to watch the magnet pick up iron. "What makes magnetism weird?" he said...
April 20, 2016
Just as the Mississippi Department of Education and Madison County Schools are leading the way in online classrooms, Northside private schools are…
June 23, 2015
In recent years, a big buzzword in education has been "gifted students." The term sometimes draws accusations of elitism, conjuring images…
January 21, 2015