AAS utilizes K12 as our curriculum provider for the online option. Parents, known as Learning Coaches, and scholars can access the curriculum through the K12 Online Learning System (OLS). Our online curriculum fosters and develops a love of learning by providing an engaging common core, standards-based curriculum with real world connections that is flexible enough to fit all schedules. This rigorous education provides a wide variety of content regardless of ability level, and strives to ready scholars for a successful middle school experience in our 6th-8th grade program.
All of our unit lessons are followed by assessments, ensuring that each child has mastered a particular area before moving on. The online assessments are integrated with the planning and progress tools, making it easy to find the right pace by subject and to stay on track. This unique, individualized approach allows each scholar to go as fast or slow as needed as long as they follow the pacing guides, keep track of due dates, and follow instructions provided by their teachers.
In addition to the online delivery of our program, each scholar receives a physical box of materials in the mail, which includes textbooks, hands-on materials and assignments to complete. AAS has found that this combination of interactive online lessons with offline materials cater to a variety of learning styles.
Our teachers host live web-based classroom instruction called “Class Connect sessions” in which parents are encouraged to attend. Teachers also hold weekly office hours and are available to meet with scholars and learning coaches when necessary. This type of individualized assistance is what sets AAS apart from other online programs.