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  • By Lisa Brody

Roeper offering advanced online classes

The Roeper School in Birmingham has kicked off its participation in the Malone Schools Online Network (MSON), which provides a variety of academically challenging courses to students beyond what would normally be available to them in interactive seminars.

Roeper has become one of 22 member schools, and the only one in Michigan, to participate in Malone, they said, as they kicked off their participation this fall with the network. “Roeper high school students can now delve deeper into their passions or explore a new field of inquiry through advanced online classes that supplement the school’s already challenging curriculum,” said Kari Papadapoulos, director of communications and marketing for The Roeper School. “Online classes, such as American Voice, American Speech: Word as Action from Anne Bradstreet to Donald Trump, Data Structures and Design Patterns, Comparative Ecosystems, and Advanced Applied Math Through Finance, take place in a digital classroom with state-of-the-art video conferencing technology in the new Naas Learning Commons at the Birmingham Campus. Students participate during the school day in interactive seminars in real time with students from other Malone Schools throughout the country.”

Malone offers 29 courses, including organic chemistry, ancient greek, and philosophy in pop culture, taught by experts in their field. Roeper permits juniors and seniors who demonstrate independence, intellectual curiosity and commitment to take the courses in a virtual discussion seminar setting.

“MSON courses provide opportunities for students to discover and explore their passion with others who are similarly motivated, in practically any subject area beyond the AP level." said Jason McIntosh, Roeper’s dean of Middle and Upper School Admissions and academic liaison to MSON.

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