MONTGOMERY — Representatives of a planned private school met with local community members and civic leaders this week to provide details on the school.
Montgomery Preparatory Academy, scheduled to debut on Aug. 22, is expected to attract students in grades 6-12 for both onsite and virtual instruction. It will be MLMPWI’s first non-profit school, officials say. Through My Life My Power World Inc., MPA is a Cognia global corporate accredited school system, as well as having Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) accreditation, school officials said.
On March 17, the West Virginia Department of Education received a notice of intent to operate a nonpublic school in Montgomery from MLMPI (My Life My Power International) Preparatory Academy School System of Miami, Fla., according to an email from Christy Day, director of the WVDE Office of Communications. “There is no formal vetting required by state law beyond an on-site evaluation (in-person or virtual) by the accrediting organization if/when they submit for WVDE recognition of accreditation in accordance with WVBE Policy 2330,” Day wrote. “Accreditation is not required of any nonpublic school to operate as an exemption (k) or (b) school (§18-8-1).”
Daniel Puder, founder and CEO of My Life My Power® World Inc., said during a visit to Montgomery this past week he feels the school’s model is the wave of the future in education circles.
“I believe that school has two real purposes,” Puder said Tuesday. “One is learning how to learn. Everything we learn today in every single book that we read is going to be on our cellphone. You can Google everything there is.