Frequently Asked Questions
What grades and subjects are covered by the Connections Learning Curriculum?
Connections Learning offers hundreds of courses serving grade K through 12 across all core subjects and a wide range of electives. From Algebra to Web Design, from Kindergarten Language Arts to AP English, we have the right course to match your students needs. See Our Course Listing.
What curriculum does Connections Learning provide?
Connections Learning provides lessons and other resources developed by our own curriculum specialists as well as major education publishers. The curriculum providers include McGraw-Hill®, Prentice Hall®, Houghton Mifflin® and The Calvert School® to list just a few.
Are your courses aligned with state standards?
Connections Learning courses are aligned to both Common Core and state standards. More importantly, our courses are “public-school tested,” serving more than 30,000 virtual public school students nationally who rely on our courses to achieve impressive scores on their state standardized tests.
What about accreditation– and the NCAA?
Connections Learning courses are delivered by the AdvancED-accredited National Connections Academy, which like every Connections Academy program is also regionally accredited. The majority of Connections Academy high school courses have been approved by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).
Do you serve students with IEPs?
Though the school is responsible to manage students’ Individual Educational Plans, Connections Learning participates as part of the team to provide a Personalized Learning Plan® for your students.
What courses are available for Summer School?
Connections Learning’s Online Summer School program provides the credit recovery, enrichment, and skill-maintenance courses your students need most. Check out our courses.
How long will it take for a student to complete a Credit Recovery course?
Because we provide an initial assessment and careful tailoring of curriculum, students may be able to complete a course in less than the standard semester. Completion is based on mastery rather than seat time.
What is Connections Learning’s “21st Century Skills Now” Curriculum?
Connections Learning is proud to offer the K to the 8th Power Technology Literacy Curriculum (Kto8) to help K–8 students develop the technology, literacy, and numeracy skills they need to thrive in the 21st century.
How does the Kto8 Curriculum work?
The Kto8 curriculum consists of a rich series of fun lessons that teach technology skills such as word processing, spreadsheet and Internet search while integrating core academic content. The lessons provide grade-appropriate technology projects that incorporate reading, writing, or math objectives.
How is the Kto8 curriculum used?
The Kto8 curriculum is used 1) as a supplement to core academic classroom instruction, 2) as the primary curriculum for K–8 computer lab instruction, and 3) in before-school and after-school programs
How is the Kto8 curriculum delivered?
Kto8 is a web-delivered subscription service. Teachers, students, and administrators access the Kto8 system via Internet-connected computers (PCs and Macs) using popular web browsers (Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Safari). Students can access their assigned lessons from the computer lab, mobile carts, classroom computers, or from home. Teachers can assign lessons and review student progress from any Internet-connected computer.