Resources for Families

Trying to find some educational resources for your family? Visit the Resource Hub, brought to you by the Pearson-supported, K–12 virtual public school Connections Academy®, and download a daily schedule or brush up on best practices for learning from home.

Whether you’re new to distance learning or you’re back for more resources, start below.

With 20 years of experience in online learning, we’ve curated this list of tips, resources, and answers to your top FAQs. Check back often, as new resources will be added regularly.

Enrolling in Pearson Online Academy Online Learning Offerings

Pearson Online Academy understands the impact these uncertain times have on families and their students’ education and would like to offer a possible solution. Our 20 years of experience in distance learning are available through our full-time, part-time, and summer school enrollment options for the 2020-2021 school year.

To learn more about tuition rates, please speak with our admissions advisors at +1-888-260-4159  or
click one of the links below to start the enrollment process. 


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Best Practices for Learning Online: Tips for Parents


Watch this webinar to learn how to help your students learn online from home. Topics include how to set up your home for success, ways to motivate students and ensure they meet school expectations, tips for supporting multiple students in the home, and more.

Frequently Asked Questions for Families


Summer School for 2020 is now closed. You can visit the summer school page for more information.

Pearson Online Academy, is a tuition-based online private school for students in grades K-12 in the US and across the globe. As a private school, there is a cost to attend and financial assistance is available that cuts tuition in half for the duration of your schooling at Pearson Online Academy. There are no-interest payment plans.

As states throughout the country direct public schools to close to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, we will continue to follow their guidelines.

At Pearson Online Academy, students attend school from home every day and teachers can teach remotely, even when traditional schools may be closed (snow days are an example of this). Pearson Online Academy online schools should experience little disruption to the normal online school schedule.

Pearson Online Academy allows you to connect with teachers, lessons, and classmates online. Students have the flexibility to access school anywhere there is an internet connection at a time of the day when learning works best for them. In an online environment, each student's experience can be personalized. Teachers have access to real time student data allowing them to modify instruction, practice skills and offer more resources.

Although Pearson Online Academy and homeschooling have some similar attributes, Pearson Online Academy is not homeschooling. All Pearson Online Academy schools are public schools. Pearson Online Academy schools provide a defined set of curriculum materials that have been specifically aligned to local standards and use certified teachers to evaluate student performance.

Pearson Online Academy students often lead busy lives, and this online flexibility allows for learning when it works best for them. Students will need to be available for teacher-led online classroom LiveLesson® sessions but are able to choose how to arrange their free time in between. For some students, scheduling breaks in between lessons may be the answer to optimized learning. For others, leaving time for extracurricular activities is key. Check out the Pearson Online Academy Resource Hub to see some examples of sample schedules.

Just like in a bricks-and-mortar school, the most successful students have parents who are involved in their education. We recommend that a parent or other trusted adult serve as a Learning Coach to support the student’s learning. Each family does this differently, and the role largely depends on the age of the student. For instance, students in high school are encouraged to work more independently, whereas elementary-age students will need more support while completing lessons. Some of the ways families may support learning include providing daily structure, communicating with teachers, and helping students stay on track.