FOR PLANNING PURPOSES: September 13, 2021
DIOCESE OF BROOKLYN: THERE IS A REMOTE LEARNING OPTION IN NYC
Dr. Thomas Chadzutko, Superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Diocese in Brooklyn and Queens, which includes 70 schools and academies, today is reminding families and students that a remote learning elementary and middle school option is available in New York City.
St. Thomas Aquinas Online Catholic Academy is offering a fully online K-8 program as an option for those who want or need to continue in an online learning environment. The school offers the same Catholic education students are receiving in the classroom, only by means of a complete online learning environment.
“The Diocese of Brooklyn has worked hard to provide this opportunity to continue online learning for the students and families who wanted it to continue. We know there are people who remain uncomfortable with returning to in-person learning and want to continue learning online. They should have this option and St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Online Academy provides just that. As we all know, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed so much, including education. The St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Online Academy ensures our students do not miss the opportunity to learn regardless of pandemic concerns,” said Dr. Thomas Chadzutko, Superintendent of the Schools.
A majority of the more than 150 students currently enrolled in the online school are from the New York City area. St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Online Academy is chartered in New York State under the Diocese of Brooklyn’s Department of Education.
“Online learning is here now. The educational visionaries in the Diocese of Brooklyn have committed resources and are determined to make this option available,” said Stephen Haessler, Principal of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Online Academy.
Registration for the 2021-2022 academic year remains open. For more information on the St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Online Academy, or financial assistance, please visit the school‘s website at stacoa.org.