Iowa Online School Curriculum
A fully accredited online school program*, Iowa Connections Academy (IACA) offers a combination of the best resources from top-rated educational publishers and our own curriculum specialists, both online and offline. Together, we’ve created a high-quality education available to all students in grades K–12. Our program covers all of the core subjects, helping our students to master the required concepts and information in mathematics, science, social studies, and language arts.
A 21st Century Online Curriculum for 21st Century Success
Designed to help students gain the skills and knowledge they need for their future endeavors, our online school curriculum is an excellent alternative to traditional public school and homeschool. With our program, parents can be confident that students are learning lessons appropriate to their grade level, with the advantage of a positive environment in which each student can work at the pace that works best and reach his or her full potential. Part of this includes learning the important “four C’s”:
- Creativity and innovation
- Critical thinking and problem solving
Only the Finest Materials
At Iowa Connections Academy, our curriculum is developed by experts to ensure only the best materials and texts are chosen for learning. Working closely with our multimedia team, these curriculum experts have put together the resources and tools necessary to get kids interested in learning and make school fun. With a combination of learning games and Teachlet tutorials, we can bring these concepts and ideas to life.
Perhaps equally as important as the core subjects are electives, which is why at Iowa Connections Academy, we offer online elective courses for all grade levels in a variety of subjects. From game design to sign language, and from home life to world languages, our students are able to broaden their horizons and explore what interests them most.
To ensure we’re delivering students lessons and content that is effective and aligns with state and national standards, we evaluate our curriculum regularly and revise as necessary. We ask students and families to rate each lesson, and we’ve found that out of nearly four million evaluations, our lessons receive an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars.
Curriculum Built for Success
The foundation of a strong future and good education is a strong curriculum. At Connections Academy, we’ve spent years refining our curriculum to make sure it not only meets state and national standards but also continues to meet the diverse needs of our students.
Online Curriculum Development Experts
With a team comprised of experts who have advanced degrees in instructional design, curriculum development, teaching experience, technology education, and K–12 subject matter expertise, our curriculum team is dedicated to the evaluation, design, and improvement of our online school curriculum.
At Connections Academy, our experts begin by identifying the skills, objectives, and core material students should learn in each course to develop the necessary skills for each grade level. We then use assessments within the program to measure progress as students move through the curriculum. This method allows our students not only to learn each subject but also master it.
Bringing Virtual Lessons to Life
By adding graphic designers, computer programmers, and in-house videographers into the mix, we’re able to develop a multidimensional curriculum that really brings learning to life.
Our team of professionals uses materials and texts to help weave together lessons, activities, and units and then delivers them directly to the home of each student, engaging students in a way that allows them to study individually or collaborate with classmates. This method helps students learn to think and work both independently and in a group.
Hundreds of Proven Online Courses
In addition to offering courses in core subjects like language arts, social studies, math, and science, along with a variety of elective courses, we also offer honors and APⓇ courses, as well as gifted and talented courses, accommodating the specific needs of each child so they can thrive.
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