Virtual School Curriculum in Alabama
Alabama Connections Academy (ALCA) provides a full-time online public school program with top online and offline resources from the leading educational publishers and curriculum specialists, with the goal of delivering a comprehensive, quality K–12 education. With the finest resources at their fingertips, students are able to explore and master each of the required core subjects, including mathematics, language arts, social studies, and science.
Rigorous Online Curriculum and Students at the Forefront of Success
ALCA’s online curriculum, which is tuition-free, is an efficient and effective alternative when compared to traditional public school, as well as to other homeschool curriculums. Our program empowers students with the knowledge and thinking skills they need for higher education, work, and life. Every grade level offers structured lessons that are intermingled with self-paced learning to ensure your student reaches his or her full potential. Courses also include skill development in the important “four Cs” of today’s 21st century learning:
- Critical thinking and problem solving
- Creativity and innovation
Education experts research available texts and select the best materials for teaching from leading publishers and then use them to create lessons, units, and activities. Our Connections Academy multimedia team works very closely with these experts to create interactive tools and resources that help students better engage when it comes to learning. Teachlet® tutorials, which are some of the materials we use, and other learning games combine video, audio, and graphics to help bring our students’ ideas and concepts to life.
Elective courses are definitely key when it comes to a well-rounded online school education. At ALCA, our K–12 online elective courses cover a variety of subjects, including world languages, sign language, game design, home life, and more. Electives can be exciting and allow students to increase their skills and talents while exploring new interests.
Improving at Every Corner
At Connections Academy, our curriculum is evaluated and revised on a regular basis. This guarantees delivery of the most effective content and meets all state and national standards. As part of our continual review, students and parents are asked to rate lessons on a 5-star scale. After almost four million evaluations, Connections Academy has an average lesson rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars.
Curriculum Created for Success
A good education helps students adequately prepare for college, work, and life. And behind every good education is a strong curriculum.
Over the years, we have developed, tested, and refined the Connections Academy curriculum to ensure that it meets national and state standards as well as those set by leading educational organizations. Most importantly, our online curriculum is designed to meet the diverse needs of our students.
We have developed, tested, and refined the Connections Academy curriculum over the years to ensure our curriculum meets and even exceeds national and state standards and the standards of other leading educational organizations. More importantly, our online curriculum has been created to meet the diverse needs of our students.
Online Curriculum Experts
Online curriculum development takes a dedicated team of experts to evaluate, design, and improve. The Connections Academy team has subject matter expertise, classroom teaching experience, and advanced degrees in curriculum development, instructional design, and technology education. Our online curriculum experts are dedicated to creating a high-quality curriculum that delivers actual results.
They begin by identifying the specific skills and objectives our students need to learn. Lessons are then created to help students develop and practice those skills, as well as provide assessments to measure each student’s progress. So at Connections Academy, students actually master subjects, rather than just learn about them.
Lessons That Are Brought to Life
The curriculum development team works with in-house videographers, designers, and computer programmers to provide an online curriculum that features aspects of life in multidimensional ways.
Our team also reviews and selects the best possible texts and instructional materials from leading publishers to cultivate quality lessons, units, and activities that are delivered directly to our students’ homes.
The resulting curriculum helps students grow when it comes to individual study, as well as gain confidence when collaborating with classmates. This teaches students to think independently while feeling comfortable working within a team.
Proven Online Courses
The ALCA curriculum includes required core classes in science, math, language arts, and social studies for each grade. A variety of electives are also offered at each grade level, allowing students to widen their skill sets and explore new interests. Our electives include subjects such as music, sign language, world languages, game design, digital arts, and more. We also offer gifted and talented, honors, and Advanced Placement®* courses.
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