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Missouri Online School Curriculum

Missouri Connections Academy 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, Missouri Connections Academy 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 Missouri 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
  • Communication
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Collaboration

Hundreds of Proven Online Courses

At Missouri Connections Academy, the curriculum includes the basic core classes of language arts/English, math, social studies, and science at every grade level. We also offer a variety of electives to give students the opportunity to explore what interests them most while broadening their skills. Our electives cover a wide range of subjects, including digital arts, sign language, game design, music, world languages, and so many more. We also offer Gifted and Talented, Honors, and Advanced Placement® * courses.

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.

Exciting Electives

Elective courses are a key part of the well-rounded online school curriculum at Missouri 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.

Always Improving

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

The foundation of a good education is a strong curriculum, one that helps students prepare for college, work, and life in general. Believing this to be true, we’ve continued to develop, test, and refine the Connections Academy curriculum over the years to make sure it’s meeting all necessary standards, including those set by the state and those on the national level. Even more important, our curriculum is designed to meet the needs of our students.

Online Curriculum Development Experts

The team of experts behind the design, evaluation, and improvement of this outstanding tuition-free virtual school curriculum is made up of educators with experience teaching in the classroom, expertise on subject matter, and advanced degrees in curriculum development, technology education, and instructional design. This team is dedicated to developing a curriculum that not only is high-quality but also delivers real results.

This team starts by identifying the objectives and skills students need to learn at each grade level. They then create lessons that allow students to develop and practice these skills. The curriculum also provides assessments along the way to help measure progress. This enables our students to do more than just learn a subject—they can master it.

Bringing Lessons to Life

Working with in-house videographers, computer programmers, and graphic designers, our talented development team is able to bring our high-quality curriculum to life in a way that helps students remain interested and excited to learn. In addition, this team is constantly reviewing the best texts and instructional materials to be sure only the finest learning materials are weaved into the lessons, units, and activities in the curriculum used at Missouri Connections Academy. And the best part is, we’re able to deliver these excellent resources directly into the homes of our students.

Our curriculum allows students to engage with study material as they collaborate with classmates, which teaches them the skills they need to work together with others and to learn independent thinking.

To learn about enrollment at Missouri Connections Academy, please see the Eligibility section of the website for full details.

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