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

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