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The middle school years at Pearson Online Academy are an exciting time as students become increasingly independent with their studies and begin to take more responsibility for their learning. Pearson Online Academy’s online private middle school helps students see their own potential and the many possibilities that are open to them.
International middle school lesson directions are now written directly to students as Learning Coaches move into a more supportive role. Middle school students are encouraged to take the lead in their studies and are held to high standards as they move toward their high school years.
Gifted and talented students in our full-time private middle school program need new challenges to continue
developing their strengths. Our gifted courses* for grades 6–8 strengthen
higher-level thinking skills and are taught by teachers who are experts in their field. These courses include:
“Twice-exceptional” full-time students who may be gifted in one subject but need special help in another,
work with our gifted and talented team to create customized programs to address both strengths and challenges.
Private middle school students at Pearson Online Academy become more independent and start to work directly with highly qualified subject area teachers for their courses, but they remain under the guidance of a counselor or an advisory teacher for overall support. They actively participate in teacher-led virtual instruction and review sessions via our LiveLesson® tool*, providing not only more specific instructional assistance, but also the opportunity to communicate and work with their peers across the world.
Online private middle school students vary their education with exposure to many different subjects and activities in the middle school curriculum. They choose from a wide range of elective courses and become involved in the variety of virtual clubs and activities. They can join clubs that enrich them in whole new ways such as competing in Mathematical Olympiads.
Additionally, gifted students have access to high school level courses and can begin to earn high school credit with their counselor’s approval.
* 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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