Courses are structured around objectives, content, and
assessments and follow an objective based learning structure, which are clearly identi fied at the beginning of the course.
Built on educational research to identify the “Big Ideas”
of a subject area as well as the concepts that are stumbling blocks for many
Easy-to-navigate online content, including summaries and
reviews, with more time and effort spent on the hardest, most important topics
Engaging interactive content to illustrate and explain
difficult concepts to students with different learning styles.
Directed online learning will be supplemented and enhanced with
off-line activities and assignments, charter school instructional staff/student
discussion boards, project-based learning assignments and opportunities for
The Academy of Arts and Sciences provides students with the
supplemental materials needed to complete the core courses independently.
Students without home computer access can access the curriculum at any one of
the AAS site locations.
The Academy of Arts and
Sciences will be offering on-site electives in the Field of Arts & Sciences
based on student interest at each site. Additional online electives are
available for high school students. Students can also submit a plan for a Creative
Elective that allows them to craft a course that pertains to their personal
Students in grades 6-12 can chooses 5 languages offered by
Middlebury Interactive Languages: German, Latin, Chinese, Spanish or French
Middlebury Languages is a recognized international leader in
language pedagogy with over 100 years of academic excellence and research-based,
proven language learning methodology. Middlebury is aligned to ACTFL Standards
& Common Core Standards and uses Articulated Sequence of Instruction, where
each level building on the previous course.