Jamie Beaton’s Online High School Gains Traction
More and more Australian students are signing up to study at Crimson Global Academy, a new private, online high school founded by New Zealander Jamie Beaton, that is offering British school-leaving qualifications to students around the world. Jordan Baker reports on the “rapid adoption” of the online high school concept for The Sydney Morning Herald.
Crimson Global Academy was founded last year by Auckland-born Beaton, 26, a Harvard graduate who modelled the idea on the Stanford Online High School for gifted students in the United States. Last month, former Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd joined former New Zealand prime minister Sir John Key on the school’s advisory board, Baker writes.
“I saw [the online high school concept] had really great potential,” said Beaton, who also runs an organisation that helps students apply for admission to British and American universities. “Outside America, it is really non-existent.”
There are now 370 students aged between 10 and 18 from more than 20 countries, including Japan and Kazakhstan, he said. New Zealand is the biggest market, followed by Australia.
Original article by Jordan Baker, The Sydney Morning Herald, July 12, 2021.