Michigan Online School Courses
Lighthouse Connections Academy (LCA) is an outstanding online school in Michigan utilizing a team of education, curriculum, and technology experts to combine resources from renowned educational publishers and create customizable lessons to engage students in both online and offline learning. Lighthouse Connections Academy delivers comprehensive, high-quality K–12 online school courses that provide unique opportunities for students to explore and master the online school curriculum in a way that is personalized to fit their needs.
A 21st Century Online Curriculum for 21st Century Success
Our online high school, middle school, and elementary school courses are a proven alternative to a traditional public school or homeschool curriculum. They are designed to help students obtain the core knowledge and problem-solving skills they’ll need not only for their primary education but also for higher education, career, and life as a whole. At each grade level, structured lessons are integrated with self-paced learning to help each student reach his or her full potential, developing skills in the important “four Cs” of 21st century learning:
- Critical thinking and problem solving
- Creativity and innovation
The Finest Materials
Online school curriculum experts select the best texts and materials from leading publishers to create lesson plans that can be personalized according to a student’s abilities, interests, and needs. The Connections Academy multimedia team works closely with these curriculum experts to create interactive tools and resources that allow students to play an active role in their learning process. Teachlet® tutorials and educational games combine audio, video, and graphics to illuminate ideas and bring concepts to life.
Electives are a key part of the well-rounded online school curriculum at Lighthouse Connections Academy. They allow students to enhance their skill sets and explore personal interests. Students can choose career-oriented electives such as accounting or journalism. For students interested in technology, Lighthouse Connections Academy offers electives in game design and 3-D computer modeling. These are just a small sampling of the course offerings.
Always Improving Online Curriculum
Lighthouse Connections Academy evaluates and revises courses on a regular basis to ensure that students are receiving the most effective curriculum content. Our courses align with state and national standards and are taught by expertly trained and certified teachers. An element of this ongoing review is student and parent reviews of each lesson. They are asked to rate each lesson on a five-star scale. Connections Academy has received an average lesson rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars in the nearly 4 million evaluations completed.
Michigan Online School Courses Built for Success
The foundation of a good education is a strong but adaptable curriculum. Over the years, Connections Academy has developed, reviewed, and refined the online curriculum to ensure that it meets national and state standards as well as those set by leading educational organizations. Most importantly, our online school curriculum is designed to meet the diverse needs of our students.
Online Curriculum Development Experts
Our team of experts is dedicated to the design, evaluation, and constant improvement of our free online school curriculum. This team has classroom teaching experience, subject matter mastery, and advanced degrees in instructional design, curriculum development, and technology education.
Our experts are dedicated to developing a high-quality curriculum that delivers real results. The team blends Michigan state standards and national standards with other skills they have identified as necessary for student success throughout their lives. The lessons the team creates help students practice and develop those skills, while providing assessments so that a student’s progress can be measured and celebrated as he or she succeeds. The resulting curriculum allows the student to work and think independently while practicing the skills needed to collaborate with others.
Bringing Online School Courses to Life
The Lighthouse Connections Academy online curriculum development team works with our creative expert in-house videographers, graphic designers, and computer programmers to bring the K–12 curriculum to life through multimedia resources. These professionals analyze texts and instructional materials from leading publishers and weave content into units, lessons, and activities. They choose the very best content in order to deliver high-quality resources right to each student’s home.
Hundreds of Proven Online Courses
Per the state and national standards, the Lighthouse Connections Academy curriculum covers the core courses in math, science, language arts/English, and social studies for every grade, as well as a wide variety of electives to fit differing interests. We also offer gifted and talented, honors, and Advanced Placement®* classes for our Michigan online high school students.