Pearson Online Academy Partners with Port Discovery Children’s Museum To Offer Online Learning for Families

Partnership provides families with access to award-winning virtual learning experiences in art, language, and more.

Columbia, MD (October 29, 2020)—Pearson Online Academy, a U.S.-based accredited virtual private school, is partnering with Port Discovery Children’s Museum to provide families with discounted access to award-winning virtual learning experiences exploring art, music, language, and more.

As part of this partnership, families who enroll for Pearson Online Academy courses through Port Discovery Children’s Museum will receive an exclusive $25 discount off of each course. In addition, Port Discovery Children’s Museum will receive a donation for each course purchased via the Museum.

The online courses offered via the partnership between Pearson Online Academy and Port Discovery Children’s Museum provide expanded educational support for families, providing access to engaging and exciting content in art, music, language, home life and more. Each course provides several weeks of learning and can be completed at the convenience of each individual family. These offerings build upon Port Discovery’s existing library of At-Home Play activities and other Virtual Learning Opportunities.

In addition to the engaging array of fun virtual learning activities Port Discovery has already developed for children and families to do together during the COVID-19 lockdown period, together with Pearson Online Academy, it has expanded its educational support role for Maryland families by offering online courses – such as music, art and foreign languages – as part of a strengthened at-home offering.

“It’s our goal to ensure children’s education is accessible, no matter what the circumstances are in the world. Pearson Online Academy is an established, longstanding online school, with a curriculum carefully designed to ensure our students receive the highest quality education possible from home,” shared Mickey Revenaugh, Director of New School Models for Pearson and co-founder of Connections Academy online schools. “To be able to partner with such a long-standing and impactful Maryland institution is a privilege and we look forward to supporting students alongside the Port Discovery Children’s Museum as they continue to inspire curiosity from a safe distance.”

Pearson Online Academy offers a flexible learning environment for all types of learners: children with a dynamic schedule, students who are ahead or behind in the classroom, others who learn at a different pace from their peers or want a more individualized approach to learning. In addition to the rigorous core curriculum, the global online school offers diverse and popular courses including foreign languages, STEM courses and web design. Certified teachers work one-on-one with students to develop customized learning programs that allow students to excel at their strengths and make time to pursue their dreams and interests.

“Children, families, teachers and schools need access and support for play and learning more than ever before,” said Bryn Parchman, President & CEO of Port Discovery Children’s Museum. “We’re thrilled to partner with Pearson Online Academy to strengthen our already robust virtual learning activities and connect families to even more high-quality, engaging virtual learning opportunities, all designed to keep children engaged and exciting about learning. Additionally, we couldn’t be prouder to partner with another Baltimore-born and nationally recognized organization who believes in and provides innovative learning for all children.”

Families can purchase the specially priced Pearson Online Academy courses through the Port Discovery website at Enrollment begins this Fall.

About Pearson Online Academy

Pearson Online Academy, formerly International Connections Academy (iNaCA), is an accredited, online private school serving students in grades K-12 throughout the United States and abroad. Recognizing individualized instruction as the key to student academic and personal success, Pearson Online Academy’s highly trained, certified teachers offer instruction tailored to each student's strengths and challenges using an award-winning computer-based curriculum, real-time instruction, and time-tested course materials from leading publishers. Pearson Online Academy currently serves students in 66 different countries around the world and is part of the global learning company Pearson. For more information, visit

About Port Discovery Children’s Museum

As the premier children’s museum in the mid-Atlantic, Port Discovery Children’s Museum educates children and inspires life-long curiosity. Our play-to-learn philosophy opens the door for children to discover and explore the world around them and to lead smarter, healthier, more engaged lives. The Museum, a 501(c)(3) non-profit institution, offers three floors of educational, interactive exhibits and programs and is ranked among the Top Children’s Museums in the United States. To learn more, visit

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