Online Private Elementary School Curriculum

Young minds require a solid foundation of knowledge to support future learning. In grades K–5, our accredited online and private elementary curriculum helps lower school students learn the basics, acquire study skills, and develop a love of learning that will last a lifetime. Elementary school students at Pearson Online Academy focus on the core subjects in the private elementary schools' curriculum: reading, writing, science, math, and social studies.*

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The Gifted and Talented Program

The gifted and talented program for elementary school students is available for students who qualify, beginning in third grade. When appropriate, advanced younger students may have the opportunity to enroll in these courses or work at a higher grade level.

“Best of Class” Materials

Our private elementary school curriculum brings together "best of class" materials from leading educational publishers and other content providers. We provide all the texts, lesson plans, and materials digitally—everything you need for a high-quality learning experience at home. Explore our private school curriculum examples below to see what online learning may look like for your student.

Curriculum Content

Course Electives and Activities

Pearson Online Academy understands the importance of offering online private elementary school course electives and activities to give young students a well-rounded educational experience. Electives cover a wide range of topics from learning a world language to mastering the skills of daily living to appreciating the arts. Our many activities and clubs also provide opportunities for students to learn by doing.

Online Elementary School Support and Structure

In grades K–5, we recommend that a caring adult provide a lot of support at home and in the online classroom for the online student. Roles and activities are carefully structured to ensure that students develop a love of learning, and gain the reading, writing, and mathematics skills essential to their future success in virtual school.

Hours Spent Learning A minimum of 30 hours per week.
Hours Spent on the Computer About 75–80 percent of the school day. Classes blend both online and off-line work.
Level of Scheduling Flexibility A prescribed schedule is provided. Students work with teachers as needed to create alternate schedules that accommodate their individual needs.
Number of Teachers Students have one primary teacher. A school counselor is also available.

 

 

 

* To verify learning, teachers conduct curriculum-based assessments by phone for all core courses. This assessment must be completed prior to the end date of each course and is required for a student to receive course credit. Students who do not complete the curriculum-based assessment call will not earn course credit.


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