Online Private High School Curriculum

Online education is a natural fit for today’s teens. High school students have grown up with the Internet, and they use technology to connect with each other and their interests every day. Who better to take advantage of the benefits and possibilities of an online high school program?

Pearson Online Academy’s 9–12 education features a college preparatory private school curriculum that is fine-tuned to launch each student into a successful future. While math, science, English, and social studies form the core of the high school curriculum, Pearson Online Academy also offers a wide variety of online courses that provide a solid foundation for whatever path graduates choose: attending college or starting a career.

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Online High School Courses

  • Core and Elective Courses: Our inclusive set of core high school courses covers subjects in math, science, English, and social studies. We also offer many elective courses in areas such as foreign languages, digital technology, journalism, and art history.
  • Honors and Advanced Placement® (AP®)* Courses: Our honors/AP courses are particularly beneficial for college-bound students or any ambitious student who wishes to demonstrate mastery in a specific subject area.
  • NCAA-Approved Courses: Many of our core high school courses are approved for use towards gaining initial eligibility by the NCAA Eligibility Center. View a list of currently approved courses.

For more information, read about Pearson Online Academy's academic partners.

Support and Guidance

Pearson Online Academy virtual high school students work collaboratively with their counselors and Learning Coaches to develop a personal learning plan for academic progress and postsecondary planning. Every core subject is taught by highly qualified and certified teachers with expertise in their relevant content areas.

Preparing for Graduation and Beyond

To make sure that the graduating class of seniors is well prepared for the transition out of virtual high school, Pearson Online Academy provides the following in addition to a college preparatory high school curriculum:

  • Access to full-time, certified school counselors
  • Assistance in creating a four-year academic plan
  • College and career planning, including:
    • Guidance in finding appropriate college or career opportunities
    • College application process LiveLesson® online workshops, including information on local colleges/universities
    • Financial aid and scholarship LiveLesson online workshops
    • Free access to college admissions test preparation online courses and information about test dates, locations, etc.
  • Additional clubs and activities as well as extracurricular groups such as National Honor Society and National English Honor Society

We offer in-depth support to ensure that students understand the Pearson Online Academy graduation requirements and are well prepared for life beyond high school.

View the Graduation Requirements

Interacting in a Virtual Classroom

Student interaction is a critical part of the overall educational process for international online high schools. While most of the instruction supports anytime, anywhere learning, students also participate in a live online classroom environment through LiveLesson® technology. This is also the technology students use to turn in homework assignments and securely track their own progress.*

*** 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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* 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.

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Online and in-person information sessions and events are great ways to learn more about Pearson Online Academy.

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