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Connections Academy Sample Lessons

Connections Academy provides a strong curriculum and flexible online learning environment to promote the success of your student. Lessons and subject matter serve a specific purpose for personal growth goals appropriate for where your student is in their learning career. To learn more about the types of online courses Connections Academy can provide your student, preview the sample lessons below.

Elementary School

In grades K–5, Connections Academy helps young students learn the basics, acquire study skills, and develop a love of learning that will last a lifetime.

Elementary students are introduced to the building blocks for success in school—reading, writing, and mathematics. Teachers weave in science, social studies, technology, art, and physical fitness to provide a well-rounded core curriculum. They supply students with hands-on instructional resources including virtual tools, kits, and workbooks. To encourage further exploration, the Connections Academy online school program offers exciting electives, activities, and clubs. Students can take world language courses, learn basic music concepts, conduct home experiments, and much more.

Sample Online Lessons for Middle School Students

In grades 6–8, students sharpen their language arts, math, and critical thinking skills through a blend of online and offline work. They also deepen their understanding of history and science. Through exciting electives, students learn new skills, find art in everyday life, and explore new technologies. They can also join clubs that enrich them in new ways, like learning about robotics or writing for the school newspaper. Gifted students can even start earning high school credits early.*

* Not available in all schools. Requires the school counselor’s approval.

Sample Online Lessons for High School Students

Connections Academy’s 9–12 education features a core curriculum including math, science, English, and social studies. Electives in varied topics such as digital photography, marine science, game design, and world languages encourage students to explore and grow to become well-rounded individuals. Honors and Advanced Placement® (AP®)* courses provide the challenge needed for college preparation. In some states, early college credit is available. Students can also prepare for the future by joining college and career prep clubs.

* AP® and Advanced Placement® are registered trademarks of the College Board. Used with permission.