About Pearson Online Academy Online Private School

International Connections Academy is now Pearson Online Academy. With the support of Pearson, the world’s learning company, we will continue to guide our students in their pursuit of excellence. As a well -respected leader in virtual education, Pearson will help expand our school’s exceptional reputation.

Pearson Online Academy is an accredited K–12 online private school brought to you by the leaders in virtual learning. Our students receive an affordable high-quality education from anywhere with the flexibility to pursue other opportunities and interests while attending school. We prepare students for futures in higher education with advanced coursework like Advanced Placement® that colleges and universities look for on applications.


The Pearson Online School Experience

Pearson Online Academy brings the high-quality experience of private school education to a user-friendly online environment. The students, parents, and teachers who make up our international school community share a passion for learning and the drive to pursue success. Supported by Pearson, the world’s learning company, our full-time virtual school, individual courses, and summer school programs help students everywhere explore their interests and prepare for the future. Our flexible online school experience inspires excellence and 95% of our parents recommend Pearson Online Academy to other families (2020 Parent Satisfaction Survey).

Below are a few of the driving forces behind our proven approach to learning:

Outstanding College Preparatory Curriculum

Through our nationally accredited curriculum and personalized approach, our students earn a high-quality private school education online. Our virtual school courses meet or exceed U.S. standards. We use the best e-textbooks, materials, and resources available to keep students engaged in new and creative ways. Students can choose courses that are aligned with their interests. Ninety-six percent of parents agree that our program’s curriculum is high quality (2020 Parent Satisfaction Survey).

One of our main goals is preparing our students for success in higher education and beyond through a rigorous college-prep curriculum. Students receive guidance and encouragement to pursue advanced coursework including accelerated learning, gifted programming, and our exclusive College Acceleration Program where they can earn college credits to reduce future college tuition costs. With a high college acceptance rate, our graduates go on to thrive in higher education.

As a part of our respected curriculum, we are proud to offer:

Gifted and Talented Programs
Honors Classes
Advanced Placement®*
College Acceleration Program
Career Technical Education


Exceptional Teachers with Parent-Supported Achievement

We believe that all K-12 students can benefit from individual attention and one-on-one support. Our teachers are passionate, certified, and specially trained to excel in online teaching. Teachers from all across the United States are drawn to our virtual school because they care about their students and are passionate about our educational model for excellence. In every grade, our teachers work closely with every student to verify subject mastery, accelerate learning when possible, and provide students with ample opportunities to excel.

Our parents value the opportunity to stay involved in their child’s learning and take an active role in collaboration with teachers. As Learning Coaches, parents have the opportunity to remain engaged in their children’s daily education, while our experienced teachers lead classes. Parents love how easy it is to stay in communication with teachers, schedule lessons, and access grades to keep their child on track. In fact, 93% of parents say that our technology improves the learning experience. (2020 PSS)

Socialization, Community, and Friendships

Learning online doesn’t mean learning alone. Even in a virtual setting, students meet regularly in online LiveLesson® sessions and have opportunities to share ideas, compare experiences, and have fun learning together. Our nearly 25 clubs and activities encourage students to pursue their interests, sharpen their skills, and meet new friends. And the flexibility of the program enables virtual private students to pursue and explore other extracurricular activities in their own communities.



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



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