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Glenwood Academy recognized as a Common Sense Certified School

information provided by Glenwood Academy

GLENWOOD, Ill. (January 18, 2018) – Common Sense, the national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids and families thrive in a world of digital media and technology, has recognized Glenwood Academy as a Common Sense School.

“We applaud the faculty and staff of Glenwood Academy for embracing digital citizenship as an important part of their students’ education,” said Liz Kline, VP, Education Programs, Common Sense Education. “Glenwood Academy deserves high praise for giving its students the foundational skills they need to compete and succeed in the 21st-century workplace and participate ethically in society at large.”

Glenwood Academy, formerly known as Glenwood School for Boys, has been providing education and structure to kids in grades 2–8 for 130 years. Today the school is accredited by North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI), an accrediting division of AdvancED. Accreditation is granted to schools that demonstrate dedication to continuous improvement. Glenwood Academy is committed to “eradicating poverty, injustice, and inequality through the power of residential education.”

Glenwood Academy recently began using Common Sense Education’s innovative and research-based digital citizenship resources, which were created in collaboration with Dr. Howard Gardner of the GoodPlay Project at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. The resources teach students, educators, and parents tangible skills related to internet safety, protecting online reputations and personal privacy, managing online relationships, and respecting creative copyright. The free resources, available at commonsense, are currently used in more than 100,000 classrooms nationwide.

“We’re honored to be recognized as a Common Sense School,” said Dr. Colleen Carter, Vice President of Academic Affairs. “By preparing our students to use technology safely and responsibly, we are providing them unlimited opportunities to maximize and personalize their learning.”

For more information about Glenwood Academy, contact Thelma Sardin at 708-756-5104 or [email protected].


Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma
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