Washington Online School Curriculum
Washington Connections Academy is a full-time public online school for grades K–12. Utilizing materials from leading educational publishers, we offer students a comprehensive and easily accessible education. Curriculum specialists have curated meaningful current resources that help support a well-rounded education, and our state-certified teachers work alongside your student every step of the way.
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A Comprehensive, Up-to-Date Curriculum
Advancements in technology, science, and education are constantly being developed. The high-quality curriculum at Washington Connections Academy reflects the constant growth of knowledge around the world and strives to instill in students the skills they’ll need to thrive later in life. We prepare our students for life, work, and higher education and help them reach their full potential by providing the flexibility they need to work at the pace that works best for them.
Lessons for each grade integrate structured segments along with self-paced learning to help students stay on track and still have extra room to advance at their own speed. These online courses also help develop skills in the essential “four Cs” of 21st century learning:
- Critical thinking and problem solving
- Creativity and innovation
We truly want our students to succeed and constantly review and improve our curriculum to ensure that it delivers the most effective content possible. Our curriculum is also regularly reviewed to confirm that it aligns with Washington State and national standards. As part of our ongoing reviews, we also survey students and parents about our online programs and ask them to rate each lesson on a 5-star scale. After nearly 4 million evaluations, Connections Academy’s average lesson rate has reached 4.2 out of 5 stars. You can see what other parents have to say about our programs here: View Parent Satisfaction Results
Variety of Online Courses
At Washington Connections Academy, a student’s curriculum includes core classes in math, science, language arts/English, and social studies for every grade. Electives are also available for all grades, giving students the opportunity to broaden their skills and explore new interests. Students can choose electives from 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®* courses.
Who Develops Online Curriculum?
Connections Academy is dedicated to the design, evaluation, and improvement of our online public school curriculum. Our curriculum experts have classroom teaching experience, subject matter expertise, and advanced degrees in instructional design, curriculum development, and technology education.
These experts review and choose the highest-quality materials, then use them to create high-quality lessons, units, and activities. All of these resources are right at your students’ fingertips so they can focus on their studies, stay engaged, and be excited about learning. Materials come from leading educational publishers and are organized to allow students to easily access and progress through each of their courses. Our online curriculum also includes activities that allow students to collaborate with their classmates and learn to work in teams.
This outstanding team has developed a high-quality online curriculum that delivers proven results. They identify the skills and objectives students need to learn. Then they create lessons to help students practice and develop those skills and provide assessments to measure student progress along the way. In this way Washington Connections Academy students don’t just learn a subject—they master it.
Engaging Learning Tools and Multimedia
Talented in-house videographers, graphic designers, and computer programmers work with our curriculum team to bring online school to life. The Connections Academy multimedia team works alongside other educational experts to build interactive tools and meaningful resources that further engage students in their lessons. Teachlet® tutorials, interactive reviews, and learning games combine graphics, video, and audio to create an engaging learning experience