e4usa June 2024 Newsletter

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Topics of Interest for Readers

All Readers:

  • Read how an e4usa classroom helped a student with disabilities return to class!
  • Read about another story of an e4usa classroom providing real-world solutions to help another student! 
  • Read about the Excite Award won by an e4usa teacher!
  • Review e4usa's college credit offerings!


e4usa Classroom Helps Student with Disabilities Return to Class!

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e4usa teacher Michael Piccione and his students at Chantilly Academy (VA) worked together with the students in their Physical and Occupational Therapy (PT/OT) classroom to create a mobile, adjustable, and customizable medical bed. The bed will allow a local eight grade student, Liam Bruen, to return to school rather than continue receiving their current homebound instruction. Great work to this e4usa classroom!

Read more about the project here!

e4usa Classroom Provides Real-World Solution

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In the above photo, Stella Stakolosa scores with an adaptive lacrosse stick engineered by College Park Academy e4usa students under the guidance of teacher Brendan McCarthy (left).

"Brendan McCarthy’s class at College Park Academy is a shining example of how e4usa fosters inclusive design and practical problem-solving. The project not only provided a tangible solution for Stella but also instilled in the students a sense of purpose and accomplishment."

Read the full story here!


e4usa Teacher Receives Excite Award from Lemelson-MIT Program

e4usa Teacher Carsten Bisner at DC International School (DC) recently won an Excite Award for a project created with their e4usa class. The project was a Wind turbine/Solar to charge electric vehicles (or any other EV like Bikes or Scooters). Bisner will be using the award and professional development at MIT to help finalize the prototype! Congrats to Carsten Bisner and his classroom!

Don’t Forget e4usa Offers College Credit!

21 institutions in 13 states now offer pathways for students to receive college credit and placement for completing e4usa in high school. This includes three new institutions offering credit for prior learning: Chandler Gilbert Community College (AZ), West Virginia University (WV), University of Maryland, Baltimore County (MD)! Read more about the different universities and their college credit offerings, on our website!

Read about our prospectus here!

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