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Conecuh Co.'s Genesis Innovative School Recognized for "Transforming Education"

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Officials at a school in south Alabama are being recognized for their work in transforming education.

The Genesis Innovative School in Conecuh County’s public school system has been named one of seven schools across the country that are launching creative and innovative programs to better meet students’ needs – that according to the digital education company Fuel Education.

Genesis is a fully virtual public school, with coursework available online 24/7. Students are located all across the state.

Mary Ann Danford is the principal of Genesis Innovative School. She says the students get a great education along with lots of flexibility.

“All of our classes are taught by Alabama certified, highly qualified teachers. And so they are getting a high quality, Alabama standards-based education.”

Danford says Genesis is fully accredited by the state and classes align with Alabama’s curriculum. Students also participate in all state assessments, at testing centers across the state. Danford says between 95 and 97% of the student body resides outside Conecuh County.

Fuel Education provides much of Genesis Innovative School's curriculum.

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