Falcon View Online School Curriculum
Falcon View Connections Academy (FVCA) is a full-time online public school that combines the best online and offline resources from leading educational publishers and curriculum specialists to deliver a comprehensive, high-quality K–12 online education. With the best resources at their fingertips, FVCA students explore and master all required core subjects: language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies.
A 21st Century Online Curriculum for 21st Century Success
Our Minnesota online school curriculum is a tuition-free, highly effective alternative to a traditional public school 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, structured lessons are blended with self-paced learning to ensure that each student reaches his or her full potential. These online courses also develop skills in the important “four Cs” of 21st century learning:
- Critical thinking and problem solving
- Creativity and innovation
Only the Finest Materials
Curriculum experts review and select the best texts and teaching from leading publishers to create units, lessons, and activities. The Connections Academy 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.
Elective courses are a key part of the well-rounded online school curriculum at Falcon View Connections Academy. These stimulating K–12 online courses 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.
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 5-star scale. After nearly four million evaluations, Connections Academy has received an average lesson rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars.
Curriculum Built for Success
Education should help prepare students for work, college, and life. And at the foundation of a good education, you’ll find 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. Teachers assemble and modify the curriculum to meet the needs of their students.
But the work doesn’t stop there. We’re committed to continuous improvement, reviewing and revising our curriculum regularly. As part of this ongoing review, we ask students and parents in the Connections Academy community to rate each lesson on a five-star scale.