Mayer Lutheran High School announces online school initiative

Officials at Mayer Lutheran High School recently announced the founding of Genesis Virtual Academy, Minnesota’s first full-service Christian online school serving grades 6-12.

Genesis Virtual Academy is enrolling students for the fall of 2012 through the web site at

Genesis Virtual Academy offers a complete, accredited middle and high school curriculum for full-time students and for those seeking to take additional high school coursework in addition their traditional school program. Genesis Virtual Academy provides instruction with a Christian world view and will emphasize positive, nurturing relationships between the student and the teacher.

"I am enthusiastic about the possibilities that Genesis Virtual Academy presents to kids here in Minnesota and around the world," shared Joel Landskroener, the Executive Director of Mayer Lutheran High School. "Christian education – anytime, anywhere – will be a hallmark of our online school. No longer will geography be a detriment to families desiring an education with a Biblical world view for their children. If they have an Internet connection, they can study at Genesis Virtual Academy.

"As a ministry of Mayer Lutheran High School, Genesis Virtual Academy will allow us to fulfill the school’s mission of preparing the next generation of Christian leaders in a new and exciting way," Landskroener added.

"Currently, our students enroll from the west metro area of the Twin Cities and study on our campus in Mayer. Now, students from anywhere in the world will experience the rich, meaningful educational opportunities that our traditional students have enjoyed throughout the past fifty years on our campus."

"The Board of Directors is fully committed to making the new online school every bit of a success as has been our traditional school in Mayer," announced Kim Bones, Board Chair. "Online Learning Director Mr. Kim Ross, former superintendent of the Minnesota Virtual Academy, has the experience and expertise to lead the initiative and he has a remarkable heart for the ministry we share. Our founders would be amazed at how things have changed over the last half century!"

The campus of Mayer Lutheran High School, a regional high school open to all students regardless of denomination or worship tradition, is located in historic Mayer, Minn., in western Carver County.

The 2011-12 school year marks its 50th year of "preparing the next generation of Christian leaders." The school can be contacted via phone at (952) 657-2251, through its website at, or on Facebook at