Academic Curriculum

Elementary School, Grade K-5

The early years are a time for exploration, emotional growth, physical development, and fun. In elementary school, we nurture the natural love of learning with caring teachers and stimulating curriculum. Our project-based elementary curriculum, which is available to all students in kindergarten through 5th grade, integrates classic literary themes across all subject areas. Beginning in the 4th grade, students can begin taking text-based courses, and in 5th grade, students have the additional option of online courses. We also offer a variety of virtual clubs for our Kindergarten through 6th grade students. This opportunity gives them a chance to share interests and interact with classmates once a month with a teacher providing an exciting learning experience sharing their passion for the club’s theme.  Students emerge from the K–5 program with the foundation necessary to handle more challenging middle school work.

Middle School, Grade 6-8

ClubMed-2737As students progress into their middle school years, our college prep program builds self-esteem and lays the groundwork for high school. Students in 6th through 8th grades can select project-based, text-based, or online courses or may choose a combination of curriculum options as needed to create an optimal learning experience. In addition, we offer opportunities for students to participate in our Gifted & Talented Academy starting in 6th grade. Beginning in 7th grade, students are eligible to join our online social network. The middle school counselor plays a key role in keeping students focused and on track, supporting academic success.

High School, Grades 9-12

ClubMed-2566Student-teacher interaction makes our courses dramatically different from other high school options. Students participate in a consistent dialogue with their teachers about coursework.  Our teachers grade each assignment individually and provide specific feedback and insights into how students can improve their work.

Our mastery-based learning model allows teachers to make corrections and suggestions to students during the lessons and to ask for revisions, so that students may improve their understanding of subject matter. Our approach to education is dynamic, including innovative learning activities, multiple authentic assessment opportunities, and standards-based proficiency testing.