A 21st Century K–12 Online College Preparatory Curriculum Designed For Success

Pearson Online Academy’s online curriculum is a highly effective alternative to a traditional private or international homeschooling programs. It's designed to help students gain the knowledge and thinking skills they'll need for life, work, and higher education. At each grade level, structured lessons are blended with self-paced learning to help each student succeed. These courses also help to develop the important "four Cs" of 21st century learning:

  • Critical thinking and problem solving
  • Communication
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Collaboration
High school student attending private online school

Online Curriculum Development Experts

With classroom teaching experience, subject matter expertise, and advanced degrees in instructional design, curriculum development, and technology education, the curriculum team is dedicated to developing a high-quality online curriculum that delivers real results and prepares students for college.

They identify the skills and objectives students need to learn, and then create lessons and assessments to help students practice and develop those skills. That way, Pearson Online Academy students don't just learn a subject like in traditional home school programs online—they master it.

Bringing Lessons to Life

Our curriculum development team works with our talented in-house videographers, graphic designers, and computer programmers to bring the curriculum to life in a multidimensional way. They also review and select the best texts and instructional materials from leading publishers to weave into units, lessons, and activities. For example, Teachlet® tutorials and learning games combine graphics, video, and audio to bring ideas and concepts to life.

The resulting curriculum engages students in individual study as well as collaboration with their classmates, different from international homeschooling. As a result, students learn to think independently and work together.

The World is Your Classroom at Pearson Online Academy
Pearson Online Academy’s virtual classroom experience enables students to take their learning on the go and complete lessons anywhere there’s internet access. Online education feels limitless when the world is your classroom. Learn more about the endless opportunities to help your student thrive at Pearson Online Academy.

Exciting Courses and Electives

Aside from core courses in math, science, language arts/English, and social studies for every grade, we also offer gifted and talented, honors, and Advanced Placement®* courses.

Electives are offered at every grade level as well, allowing students to broaden their skills and explore new interests. Our electives cover a wide range of subjects such as world languages, music, game design, digital arts, sign language, and more.

Choose the Online School Option to Fit Your Student’s Needs

Unlike traditional homeschool programs online, Pearson Online Academy has a teacher-led, student-focused, and flexible learning program to fit your student’s needs or interests. Understanding the evolving roles that students, parents, and teachers each play in our virtual school program will help you get all the answers you need.

  • Full-time K–12 programs provide a comprehensive private school experience—including clubs and activities, academic/career counseling, a wide range of electives, and more.
  • Individual course solutions help students get ahead, catch up, or explore new subjects through hundreds of online K–12 courses.
  • Summer school options empower K–8 students to explore their interests, and enable high school students to recover credits for graduation or accelerate their studies with original credit courses.

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

Note: Participation in our online environment requires appropriate computer equipment and Internet access. Before continuing with the enrollment process, please review the technology requirements.

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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