Edusentro | Crimson Education’s Online High School to Commence Operations in Singapore | Global education start-up and Singapore’s leading university admissions support organization, Crimson Education, announced today the rollout of its online high school, the Crimson Global Academy (CGA), in Singapore and selected ASEAN countries.
CGA, which commenced operations in New Zealand at the beginning of the year, is now accepting applications from students residing in Singapore and ASEAN for the new academic term starting 28 April 2020.
Students aged 14 years and older will be able to study IGCSE (equivalent to the GCE “O” Levels) and International A-Level subjects from the safety and comfort of their own homes, under the guidance of teachers with an average experience of over 20 years in schools around the world.
“CGA was established to enable students to customize a learning curriculum best suited to their strengths, with students being enrolled in classes based on their ability and regardless of age. Plans to rollout CGA in ASEAN were already in place but given the turn of events arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided to accelerate the commencement of CGA in the region. CGA aims to support students in their learning journey should they face any disruptions from the COVID-19 pandemic, from social distancing measures to tuition center and school closures,” said Mr. Jamie Beaton, CEO, and co-founder of Crimson Education.
Students in Singapore and selected ASEAN countries will be able to study English Literature, Mathematics, Further Pure Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and History, with more subjects to be made available in August later this year.
From providing students with a platform for uninterrupted learning during suspensions or closures to enabling highly academic and motivated students to take on more challenging subjects that may not be offered at their brick and mortar schools and offering a structured education resource for home-schooling families to achieve their full potential, the flexibility of the CGA curriculum makes it a highly attractive option for a range of students and parents.
This focus on academic flexibility is in line with the Ministry of Education’s announcement last year that Singapore will move away from secondary school streaming in favor of subject-based banding by 2024, enabling a personalized educational experience for every student.
Advisory members of the CGA board include Tomohiro Hoshi, head of Stanford University’s Stanford Online High School in California, and former New Zealand Prime Minister the Rt Hon Sir John Key.
Executive Principal of Crimson Global Academy, Sir John Morris, says the high caliber of teachers have each come from traditional brick and mortar schools and have embraced technology to provide an effective blend of self-driven and guided learning with live, registered and resident teachers.
“Our fast and thoughtful adoption of technology has enabled our teachers to prepare work schemes and lessons for quality synchronous teaching online.”
“The effectiveness of this style of learning is aided by live classes, chat rooms, and multiple apps, which help learners to stay in touch with their teacher and fellow students. Feedback can be given instantly so progress is immediate. It’s a highly interactive way of learning.”
“As well as live teaching, students also have additional tutoring in their chosen subjects, and brief, teacher-produced videos on specific topics add another dimension to the students’ learning,” Mr. Morris said.
Understanding the vital importance of extracurriculars and leadership pursuits as well as social interaction and peer engagement, CGA will also be offering students access to highly engaging passion-specific extracurricular opportunities (including the Duke of Edinburgh Program), mentorship programs with graduates from world-leading universities (including Ivy League schools, Oxford and Cambridge) and school social events that will involve traditional leadership positions, house camaraderie and school celebrations.
The school and its qualified teachers and instructors will provide a challenging curriculum in an array of high school subjects alongside comprehensive tutoring support in US and UK university standardized tests and examinations.
“Our mission has always been to build the world’s leaders of tomorrow, and we have always supported many talented and hardworking young students in reaching their education goals. We are excited to step into the online high school space in Singapore and build the education system of the future,” added Mr. Beaton.
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Profiles of Jamie Beaton, Co-founder and CEO, Crimson Education and John Morris, Executive Principal, Crimson Global Academy in Annex A.