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Virtual School Curriculum in Ohio

Great River Connections Academy (GRCA) provides a full-time online public school program with top online and offline resources from leading educational publishers and curriculum specialists to deliver comprehensive, high-quality K–12 online school courses. With the best resources at their fingertips, GRCA 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 Ohio online high school, middle school and elementary courses are a 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, structured lessons are blended with self-paced learning to ensure that each student reaches his or her full potential. These courses also develop skills in the important “four Cs” of 21st century learning:

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

Only the Finest Materials

Online curriculum experts review and select the best texts and teaching materials 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.

Exhilarating Electives

Electives are a key part of the well-rounded online school curriculum at Great River Connections Academy. These stimulating K–12 online school 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.

Improving at Every Corner

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.

Virtual Curriculum Experts

We have a team of experts dedicated to the design, evaluation, and improvement of our free online school curriculum. 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 don’t just learn a subject—they master it.

Lessons That Are Brought to Life

Our online curriculum development team works with our talented in-house videographers, graphic designers, and computer programmers to bring the curriculum to life in a multidimensional way.

Our team also reviews and selects the best possible texts and instructional materials from leading publishers to cultivate quality lessons, units, and activities that are delivered directly to our students’ homes.

These professionals also review and select the best texts and instructional materials from leading publishers to weave into units, lessons, and activities. Then, we deliver these high-quality resources right to each student’s home.

The resulting curriculum engages students in individual study as well as collaboration with their classmates. As a result, students learn to think independently and to work together.

Proven Online Courses

The Great River Connections Academy curriculum includes core courses in math, science, language arts/English, and social studies for every grade. Electives are also offered at every grade level, allowing students at our virtual school in Ohio 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®* classes for our Ohio online high school courses.

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