Classical Academy Online (CAO) is a part of Classical Academy High School and incorporates the best of The Classical Academies independent study, workshops, and full online content. The instructional practices utilize a dynamic blended learning platform called 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 embrace project-based learning, which utilizes frequent student collaboration and 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, physical access to a subject-area credentialed teacher, as well as through web conferencing and by telephone.
Online content delivery also includes quizzes and tests to ensure mastery. Students are graded 30% on content and 70% on projects, collaboration, and exploring passions and talents. Students are able to access 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 may select their format for presentations, such as videos, games, displays, or in other creative and innovative ways. Students manage 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 Online
Classical Academy Online offers three options for students:
1) 3 Days of Workshops on Campus-Students attend core workshops on campus 3 days a week with optional office hours/appointments with teachers on Fridays from 9:00 am -12:00 pm
2) Full Online– Students access curriculum remotely and check-in with a credentialed Educational Specialist once a week.
3) 5 Day Independent Study- Students may choose their own curriculum and have access to credentialed teachers on campus Monday-Thursday.
Classical Academy Online follows a traditional high school schedule with core classes spread out over two semesters (36 weeks). As space allows, students may choose which classes they prefer to take online or have supported with a workshop. A rigorous, engaging environment is maintained in workshops through intentional student collaboration, projects, labs, and student mentorship. Online students 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 taking community college courses. All students will have direct access to subject-area credentialed teachers Tuesday- Friday.
Classical Academy Online with Workshops – 3 days on campus participating in workshops and 1 day of optional office hours with teachers on Friday between 9:00 am -12:00 pm.
Classical Academy Online is a program offered for grades 9-12. This hybrid online and blended 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 to attend traditional workshops on campus. Students have direct access to subject-area credentialed teachers Tuesday-Friday.
Full Online – Students can work remotely, accessing the Summit Learning Platform with assistance from credentialed teachers. This is the most flexible program and provides the same rigor, content, and projects as in workshops.
5-Day Independent Study –
The 5-Day Independent Study Program provides additional flexibility for students and families. Families may choose from several options, which may include choosing their own curriculum, choosing online courses, working with outside co-ops or vendors, and taking community college courses. All coursework must meet or exceed the California State Standards. Credentialed Educational Specialists (ES) are familiar with how coursework aligns with the school’s educational standards. Students will have contact with the Educational Specialist 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 their ES a minimum of 5 times per year – at the beginning of the school year and at the completion of every quarter.
To ensure appropriate placement in courses, students will take Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) placement tests for math and English language arts. MAP testing is also administered in January and in May to capture academic progress.
New Family Informational Meetings:
Parent Informational Meetings are held monthly on the first Wednesday of the month at 4:00 pm at 130 Woodward Avenue, Escondido, CA 92025