During the last 50 years, the world has changed dramatically–the classroom has not. Many educational institutions still rely on teacher-led instruction directed at the masses with little consideration of individual student’s needs and goals. At Accelerator School, we know there’s a better way.
We have combined advances in technology, evidence-based learning, and feedback from leaders in the workforce as well as parents and students to create an environment that prepares students to be truly successful; success that can be seen, measured, and felt through high school, college, and beyond while balancing academics and personal interests.
The Edgenuity curriculum is accredited by Cognia, Inc., formerly known as AdvancED. Cognia is responsible for the accreditation of over 36,000 educational institutions in 85 countries. As well, for students interested in attending North American-based post-secondary institutions, Edgenuity offers an NCAA-approved course of study to ensure collegiate athlete eligibility.
Online courses include a teacher who tracks student progress and is available for real-time interaction, video lectures, readings, writing assignments, projects, quizzes, tests, and exams that ensure a content-rich education. As well, Accelerator School provides a classroom setting in which collaboration with peers and regular discussions with the Academic Coordinator allow students to be actively engaged and accountable for their learning. It’s neither a traditional classroom nor is it strictly an independent online learning environment; it’s the best of both worlds.
Students enroll in mathematics, language arts, social studies, science, and foreign language classes. We offer standard, honors, and Advanced Placement (AP) courses to challenge students at their level. Each course is assigned an online teacher and Edgenuity on-demand live help is available 15 hours a day. As well, Accelerator School provides an Academic Coordinator who is in the classroom daily with students assisting as necessary. Students are accountable for their individualized learning plans and well supported in their educational journey.
Along with the core courses, there are a variety of electives offered relating to art, engineering, technology, sports, business, and other areas of interest. Our curriculum also offers preparation courses for standardized tests such as the ACT and SAT.
With the help of their Education Coordinator, students select courses that interest them and build a solid foundation for their future based on their post-secondary school plans.
For Accelerator School students based in the U.S., time is devoted to building skills related to entrepreneurial thinking and design, web development and analytics, “soft skills,” presentation techniques, authentic networking, entertaining and building brands, and other future-ready ingenuity that makes Accelerator School students exceptional.
For students taking part in an Accelerator School international program, 21st Century Skills emphasize honing language abilities, learning to adapt to and be successful in new environments, building independence, increasing international career prospects, and developing a global mindset.