Fusion Academy opens campus in Scottsdale


Fusion Academy, a one-to-one school providing a personalized learning experience for students grades 6-12, will open its first Arizona campus in Scottsdale this fall.

Joining Fusion’s growing network of over 60 one-to-one private school campuses across the country, Fusion Academy Scottsdale will be at 8700 Gainey Center Drive, according to a press release.

Fusion Academy Scottsdale, a nationally accredited private school, customizes every aspect of the educational experience for students in middle and high school.

The school’s warm and engaging environment serves as an excellent option for families in the area seeking additional emotional, social and academic support for their child.

The school is beneficial for students who desire a more challenging learning pace, and those for whom traditional schooling is not the best option, a release claims.

Patrick Thompson will lead Fusion Academy Scottsdale as the head of school. Prior to joining Fusion, Mr. Thompson served as the director of recruitment for Grand Canyon University, where he headed recruitment for nearly 30 high schools in central California.

Mr. Thompson has a bachelor’s degree in Spanish from Arizona State University and a master’s degree in international relations with an emphasis in nonprofit management and teaching English as a second language from Alliant International University in San Diego.

“Students and families are seeking educational options that prepare them for college, career and life readiness,” Mr. Thompson said in a prepared statement.

“As an educator and a servant, I look forward to fostering strong relationships with families to support their child’s individual learning needs, passions, interests, personality and learning style. Expanding into the Arizona market speaks to the impact individualized learning can make and the local parent demand.”

Fusion offers customized scheduling to accommodate the ever-changing demands outside of the classroom. At Fusion, homework is completed with help and supervision from a teacher in the Homework Café on campus so that students no longer have to worry about hours of school work once they get home.

This enables students to spend quality time with family and friends or pursue competitive talents and philanthropic initiatives.

Mackenzie Douglass will serve as the director or admissions and outreach for the Scottsdale campus. Ms. Douglas earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in human development from California State University in 2010.

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