COVID-19 has impacted families differently, with many families not certain that in-person learning is the best choice for their children at this time. Hearing the need to support families with their educational choices, the Office of the Superintendent~Catholic School Support Services will be launching a Diocesan-wide distance learning Catholic academy. Saint Thomas Aquinas Distance Learning Program will serve as a full-time distance learning option for students in Kindergarten through Grade 8. The distance learning Catholic academy is intended to support the Catholic Academies and Parish Schools within the Diocese of Brooklyn and enable families to remain enrolled at Saint Mark Catholic Academy, but receive their instruction remotely.
Some quick information regarding the Saint Thomas Aquinas Distance Learning Program:
- All students who participate in the Saint Thomas Aquinas Distance Learning Catholic Academy must be enrolled at Saint Mark Catholic Academy to participate. Keep in mind, you’re not enrolling your child in a “new school.” Rather, this is a partnership between Saint Mark Catholic Academy and the Saint Thomas Aquinas Distance Learning Program
- There is no additional cost; you continue to pay your monthly tuition rate to Saint Mark.
- Saint Mark faculty will not be staffing the online academy. The Diocese of Brooklyn is hiring qualified teachers to provide online distance learning. They are also hiring a principal to oversee and manage the program.
- At the conclusion of the first trimester (early December) parents will have the option to return to in-person instruction at Saint Mark Catholic Academy. We are not “giving away” anyone’s seat.
The following is a link to the St. Thomas Aquinas Distance Learning Program website: https://stthomasaquinasbq.org/
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To indicate your intention to participate in the Saint Thomas Aquinas Distance Learning Program, please click on the following link: Please click here to indicate your intent to participate in the St. Thomas Aquinas Distance Learning Program
To contact the administration of the St. Thomas Aquinas Distance Learning Program, please email email@example.com.