Proven Online Private School Success

Pearson Online Academy graduates and parents agree that our form of online private schooling provides a quality education for students of all ages. In fact, thousands have gone on to graduate with a Pearson Online Academy diploma. We’re proud to offer an affordable, high-quality education that helps every student reach their full potential. Our award-winning teaching staff is committed to helping each student find success. And results are measured not only by academic achievement, but also by how students and their families thrive in an environment that promotes not only college and career readiness, but also personal growth and satisfaction.

An online high school student graduating and celebrating with her family

Parental Praise: Pearson Online Academy Reviews

Pearson Online Academy is dedicated to listening to families. One of the ways we hear from them is with our annual parent survey. This year, once again, parents who completed online school reviews gave Pearson Online Academy high marks for helping students succeed academically and emotionally.

Pearson Online Academy
2023 Parent Satisfaction Survey Results


of parents are satisfied with the program.


of parents are satisfied with the helpfulness of Pearson Online Academy teachers.


of parents agree that the curriculum is high quality.


of parents agree that Pearson Online Academy is preparing their child for college and/or career success.


of parents agree their child is making good progress.

What Our Parents Say

Student Achievements: College Acceptance Rates

We prepare Pearson Online Academy students for the rigors of higher education with a college preparatory curriculum, including many honors and Advanced Placement® (AP®)* courses; highly qualified teachers, who are experts in their field of instruction and online learning; and school counselors, who advise students on their options and coach them through the college admissions process.

Our Pearson online college prep program has proven to garner our graduates high college acceptance rates throughout the United States and around the world. Including:

  • American University of Paris
  • Ateneo de Manila University
  • Baylor University
  • Berklee College of Music
  • California State University
  • Clemson University
  • Columbia University
  • Flagler College
  • Groningen University
  • Indiana University Bloomington
  • John Carroll University
  • Loyola University
  • Michigan Technological University
  • New York Film Academy
  • Old Dominion University
  • Pace University
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Sam Houston State University
  • Savannah College of Arts and Design
  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
  • St. Augustine University
  • Stamford International University
  • Stony Brook University
  • Texas A & M
  • Tulane University
  • University of Argentina
  • University of British Columbia-Vancouver
  • University of California Davis
  • University of Florida
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Northern Colorado
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Tennessee-Knoxville
  • University of Texas Austin
  • Vanderbilt University 
  • Walla Walla University
  • West Virginia University

Meet some of our many outstanding students to see what they accomplish when given the flexibility to explore new interests, broaden their skills, and achieve their goals.

AP® Computer Science Female Diversity Award

Pearson Online Academy has earned the College Board's AP® Computer Science Female Diversity Award for expanding young women's access to AP Computer Science A (CSA). This award acknowledges 1,020 schools for their work toward equal gender representation during the 2020-21 school year. Pearson Online Academy is one of only 199 schools to be recognized for achieving this important result in AP CSA.

EdTech Digest Awards

Connections Education has been recognized as a finalist for two EdTech Digest awards in 2018:

  • National Global Leader—Mickey Revenaugh
  • Language Arts Solution Cool Tool—Elementary Language Arts

The Software Information Industry Association CODiE Awards

The CODiE Awards celebrate outstanding achievement across the software, digital information, and education technology industries. Nominated ed-tech products underwent an intensive review by educator judges from around the world. From online and project-centered learning to student information systems and professional development for educators, the finalists illustrate the company’s commitment to providing innovative solutions that support personalized learning.

Elementary School Language Arts Sequence recognized as a SIIA CODiE Award Winner in the Best Reading/Writing/Literature Instructional Solution category in 2018


ComputED Gazette’s Education Software Review Awards (EDDIE Awards)

The EDDIE Awards honor innovative programs that improve both classroom curriculum and teacher productivity. Some selection criteria include academic content, technical merit, and management system. Winners are selected from titles submitted by publishers around the world.

  • Connections Education has been recognized with four EDDIE Awards during 2017 ComputEd Gazette’s 21st Annual Education Software Review.
  • Learning Coach Central
  • American Government
  • Social Studies 8
  • WebQuest

ComputED Gazette’s Best Educational Software Awards (BESSIE Awards)

The BESSIE Awards recognize innovative and content-rich programs and websites that provide parents and teachers with technology to foster educational excellence.

  • Connections Education Wins Three BESSIE Awards for Best Educational Software in 2018:
  • Best Early Elementary Spelling Skills Website - Connect-a-Majig®
  • Best Upper Elementary Math Course Sequence Website - Learning Buddies
  • Best Teacher Instructional Support Website - Teacher Central

“Tech & Learning” Award of Excellence

  • 2015 Winner, Best Upgraded Product—Connexus® Education Management System
  • 2012 Winner, Math Teachlet® Tutorials— Algebra and Geometry
  • 2012 Winner, State Signature Courses

Association of Educational Publishers (AEP) Distinguished

Achievement Award

  • 2012 Finalist, K–5 Language Arts Whole Curriculum

National Honor Society

  • Member Since 2011

College Preparatory Curriculum at Pearson Online Academy

Take a look below at some of the ways Pearson Online Academy prepares students for the rigors of higher education through a college preparatory curriculum.

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