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. 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.

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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 for Student Athletes

For college-bound student athletes preparing to enroll in a Division I or Division II school, Pearson Online Academy offers many NCAA-approved core high school courses. Students should work closely with a school counselor, referencing the NCAA-approved courses listed below and considering graduation requirements when planning their schedules. 

Students seeking NCAA eligibility must complete coursework consistently and discuss course progress with teachers at a minimum of four checkpoints throughout the course. In addition to taking approved courses, student athletes will need to register with the NCAA Eligibility Center to ensure they have met amateurism standards and are academically prepared for college coursework.

Note that not all courses may be available, and there may be slight variations between your state’s course naming convention and the name of the course listed on the NCAA Eligibility Center High School Portal.

Support and Guidance

Virtual private high school students work collaboratively with their counselors and Learning Coaches to develop a personal learning plan for academic progress and postsecondary planning. In grades 9–12, online students start to really take charge of their education and student responsibility by setting goals, working independently, and exploring their future career and college options.

What to Expect

Hours Spent Learning A minimum of 30 hours per week.
Hours Spent On The Computer About 80–90 percent of the school day. Students learn primarily online.
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 subject-specific teachers and a homeroom or advisory teacher who monitors and assists with the student’s performance across all subjects. A school counselor is also available.

Preparing for Graduation and Beyond

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, including:

  • 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.
    • Access to advanced learning pathways and college courses that allow students to earn college credits.
  • Additional clubs and activities as well as extracurricular groups such as National Honor Society and National English Honor Society.

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

: 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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