Tennessee Online School Curriculum
Combining the best of both online and offline resources, Tennessee Connections Academy is a full-time virtual public school program that combines materials from leading curriculum specialists and educational publishers to develop a comprehensive, high-quality program that gives K–12 students the best at-home education possible. With the help of these amazing curriculum resources, Tennessee Connections Academy students can not only explore but also master the required core subjects of mathematics, science, language arts, and social studies.
A 21st Century Online Curriculum for 21st Century Success
At Tennessee Connections Academy, tuition-free virtual school is a highly effective alternative to traditional homeschool and public school curriculum—it is designed to give students the thinking skills and knowledge they’ll need for the future, whether in their careers or in the pursuit of higher education. Lessons are structured to meet the needs of students at each grade level and allow for self-paced learning to make sure each student has the tools needed to reach his or her full potential. Courses are also designed to help each student develop skills within the “four C’s”:
- Creativity and innovation
- Critical thinking and problem solving
Only the Finest Materials
Only the best texts and teaching materials are used by our curriculum experts to create lessons, units, and activities to help students learn and grow. Working closely with these curriculum experts, Connections Academy’s multimedia team creates interactive resources and tools to engage students and keep them interested in learning. Teachlet® tutorials and learning games are an excellent resource, offering a combination of video, audio, and graphics to bring concepts and ideas from the lessons to life.
At Tennessee Connections Academy, we know how important elective courses are in developing well-rounded students, which is why we offer a variety of these courses for K–9 students. Options span across a wide range of subjects, including game design, sign language, home life, world languages, and more. Access to these electives gives students the opportunity to expand their skills while exploring new interests.
To make sure we’re delivering only the best and most effective content that aligns with not only state but also national standards, we regularly evaluate and revise our curriculum. We value student and parent input on this matter and request that they rate each lesson on a 5-star scale to help us understand what is working and what can use improvement. With nearly four million evaluations, Connections Academy’s average lesson rating is 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.