Classical Academy Online features three high school programs that are part of Classical Academy High School. This hybrid online program incorporates the best of The Classical Academies independent study, workshops, and full online content. The online platform and instructional practices are a dynamic blended learning opportunity with Summit Learning. Summit Learning enables us to offer high-quality project-based learning and individualized mentoring to students.
When students learn through interdisciplinary projects, they have the opportunity to apply what they have learned to real-world situations and develop the skills they need for success in college and beyond. Teachers at Classical Academy Online have always embraced project-based learning. This is evidenced by frequent student collaboration, inquiry and opportunities for students to “show what they know” in a variety of formats.
Through a partnership with teachers, students, and parents, students have access to college prep (a-g) and advanced placement (AP) curriculum in a virtual and/or blended learning environment. Classical Academy Online offers three program options; Full online for students who need the most flexibility in their daily scheduling, online with collaborative workshops, and independent study. All CAO students have direct, in-person access to a subject-area credentialed teacher as well as through web conferencing and by telephone.
Personalized Learning Time
Based on grade level, students have two full days for personalized learning time. This flexible scheduling allows for one-on-one mentoring, tutoring, and personalized attention at the Escondido Cyber Cafe. While in the cafe, students can work one-on-one or in small in groups with tutors or teachers for extra instruction.
Students are graded 30% on content. That allows for 70% of the student mastery to come from projects, collaboration, and exploring their own passions and talents to show what they know. Students can access all content and playlists at any time to personalize their learning experience. Projects are guided through checkpoints that lead up to their final project and presentation. Students are allowed to choose their format for presentations, such as videos, games, displays, or other innovative ideas. Students are in control of their own grades through goal setting, meeting with credentialed teachers, and mastery of content and projects.
Classical Academy Online partners with parents to prepare students for “College, Career, and Citizenship.” Students have the flexibility to choose a program that best fits their learning style. Rigorous academic courses, including college prep (A-G) and Advanced Placement (AP), are taught by California credentialed teachers. Extracurricular activities such as field trips, sports, clubs, music, theater, robotics, and more are available.
Classical Academy partners with parents to prepare students for “College, Career, and Citizenship.” Students have the flexibility to choose a program that best fits their learning style.
Classical Academy Online – Overview
2 days of workshops on campus – Full Online – 5-Day Independent Study
Classical Academy Online will offer three options for students: 1) 2-day core workshops on campus with the option to come in an additional 2 days for personalized learning time 2) Full Online 3) 5-Day Independent Study.
Classical Academy Online will follow a traditional high school schedule with core classes spread out over two semesters (36 weeks). As space allows, students may mix and match which classes they prefer to take on campus and which they’d like to take fully online. A rigorous, engaging environment will be maintained in workshops via intentional student collaboration time, projects/labs and student mentorship. Online students will utilize the same curriculum as workshop-based students, however will have increased flexibility to complete their schoolwork at home. The 5-Day Independent Study Program provides additional flexibility for students and families. Families may choose from several options, including selecting their own curriculum, selecting online courses, working with outside co-ops or vendors, and/or taking community college courses. All students will have direct access to subject-area credentialed teachers in the Personalized Learning Time (PLT) at Classical Academy Online’s Cyber Café Tuesday-Friday.
Classical Academy Online with workshops – 2 days in workshops and 2 days of optional Personalized Learning Time at the Escondido Cyber Cafe.
Classical Academy Online is a program offered for grades 9-12. This hybrid online and workshop program incorporates the best of The Classical Academies independent study program and the Summit Learning platform. Through a partnership with teachers, students, and parents, online students have access to college prep (A-G) and advanced placement (AP) curriculum in a virtual environment, as well as the option for twice a week workshops. Students have direct access to subject-area credentialed teachers in the Cyber Cafe Tuesday-Friday.
Full Online – Students can work remotely, accessing the Summit Learning Platform and assistance from credentialed teachers. This is the most flexible program, but provides the same rigor, content, and projects as in workshops.
5-Day Independent Study – Escondido (CAO)
The 5-Day IS Program provides the additional flexibility for students and families. Families may choose from several options, which include choosing their own curriculum, choosing online courses, working with outside co-ops or vendors, and/or taking community college courses. All coursework must meet or exceed the California State Standards. Credentialed educational specialists help to guide each family and are familiar with how each course choice aligns with the school’s educational standards. Students will have contact with the Educational Specialist (ES) every 3 weeks (or at the discretion of the ES) to review and assess student progress towards learning objectives. Students and parents will conference with the ES a minimum of 5 times per year – at the start of the school year and at the end of every quarter.
To ensure appropriate placement in courses, students will take MAP placement tests for math and English Language Arts. MAP testing is also completed in January and in May to show student growth.
New Family Informational Meetings:
Parent Informational Meetings are held the first Wednesday, of every month, at 4:00 p.m.
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