Colorado Online Education Curriculum

Colorado Connections Academy's fully accredited virtual school engages young minds to learn. Our curriculum combines the best online and offline resources from top educational publishers and specialists to deliver a comprehensive, high-quality K–12* online education. Colorado Connections Academy students explore and master all required core subjects through their study of language arts, math, science, and social studies.

* Colorado Connections Academy @ Durango will add one grade per year, ultimately serving students in grades K–12.

How Online Education is an Alternative to Traditional Public School

If you’re looking for an alternative to traditional public school or are unsure if you can pull off a homeschool curriculum on your own, online public school gives you the best of both worlds. Our Colorado online school curriculum is a highly effective alternative to a traditional public or homeschool curriculum. It’s designed to help students gain the knowledge and thinking skills they’ll need for life, work, and higher education. At each grade level, students work on structured lessons that are blended with self-paced learning, ensuring they reach their full potential. These online courses also develop skills in the important “four Cs” of 21st century learning:

  • Critical thinking and problem solving
  • Communication
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Collaboration

The Colorado Connections Academy curriculum includes core courses in math, science, language arts/English, and social studies for every grade. Elective classes are also offered at every grade level, allowing students at our online school in Colorado to broaden their skills and explore new interests. Our electives cover a wide range of subjects such as world languages, music, game design, digital arts, sign language, and more. We also offer Gifted and Talented, Honors, and Advanced Placement®* courses.

Online Public School Educational Materials

The Colorado online school multimedia team works closely with these experts to create interactive tools and resources that get students involved in learning. Teachlet® tutorials and learning games combine graphics, video, and audio to bring ideas and concepts to life.

Types of Electives for K-12 Online Students

Electives are a key part of the well-rounded online school curriculum at Colorado Connections Academy. These stimulating K–12 online classes cover a wide range of subjects such as world languages, game design, home life, sign language, and more. Electives allow students to broaden their skills and explore new interests and talents.

What Are We Doing to Continuously Improve Connections Academy Curriculum?

At Connections Academy, the curriculum is evaluated and revised regularly. This ensures that it delivers the most effective content and aligns with state and national standards. As part of this ongoing review, students and parents are asked to rate each lesson on a five-star scale. After nearly four million evaluations, Connections Academy has received an average lesson rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars.

Developing Curriculum for Learning from Home

Our online curriculum is designed to meet the diverse needs of our elementary, middle, and high school students. We give students a comprehensive, award-winning online curriculum that sparks their imaginations and keeps them engaged in learning from home.

We’re committed to continuous improvement, reviewing and revising our curriculum regularly.

Our team of experts are dedicated to the design, evaluation, and improvement of our free online education. With classroom teaching experience, subject matter expertise, and advanced degrees in instructional design, K-12 curriculum development, and technology education, the team is dedicated to developing a high-quality online curriculum that delivers real results.

They start by identifying the skills and objectives students need to learn to graduate high school. Then they create lessons to help students practice and develop those skills, also providing assessments to measure student progress along the way. That way, Colorado Connections Academy students in Colorado don’t just learn a subject—they master it.

Online Curriculum Development Experts

We have a team of experts dedicated to the design, evaluation, and improvement of our free online education. With classroom teaching experience, subject matter expertise, and advanced degrees in instructional design, curriculum development, and technology education, the team is dedicated to developing a high-quality online curriculum that delivers real results.

They start by identifying the skills and objectives students need to learn. Then they create lessons to help students practice and develop those skills, also providing assessments to measure student progress along the way. That way, Connections Academy students in Colorado don’t just learn a subject—they master it.

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* AP® and Advanced Placement® are registered trademarks of the College Board. Used with permission.

 

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