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The Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers. Below are the courses we provide that encompass the Common Core State Standards.

The different types of each course are listed below. If there is an active link, that course and type is available for enrollment currently. The other courses and types are in progress and we will be updating this list as they become available.



Math Courses

Types of Courses

Paper course

Online course

Teacher-Led course
ALG 051 —Algebra 1, Part 1 (Grades 8–12) Paper course Online course Teacher-Led course
ALG 053—Algebra 1, Part 2 (Grades 8–12) Paper course Online course  
ALG 055—Algebra 2, Part 1 Paper course Online course  
ALG 057—Algebra 2, Part 2 Paper course Online course  
GEOM 041—Plane Geometry 1 Paper course Online course  
GEOM 043—Plane Geometry 2 Paper course Online course  
MATH 051—Secondary Mathematics I, Part 1   Online course  
MATH 052—Secondary Mathematics I, Part 2   Online course  
MATH 053—Secondary Mathematics II, Part 1   Online course  
MATH 054—Secondary Mathematics II, Part 2   Online course  



English Courses

Types of Courses

Paper course

Online course

Teacher-Led course
ENGL 041—Ninth-Grade English 1 Paper course Online course Teacher-Led course
ENGL 043—Ninth-Grade English 2 Paper course Online course Teacher-Led course
ENGL 045—Tenth-Grade English 1 Paper course Online course  
ENGL 047—Tenth-Grade English 2 Paper course Online course Teacher-Led course
ENGL 051—Eleventh-Grade English 1 Paper course Online course  
ENGL 053—Eleventh-Grade English 2 Paper course Online course Teacher-Led course
ENGL 055—Twelfth-Grade English 1 Paper course Online course  
ENGL 057—Twelfth-Grade English 2 Paper course Online course  


INTEGRATED AND TRADITIONAL MATH COURSES

Our math courses will now be delivered in two models: a traditional model (still called ALG 051, 053, 055, 057; GEOM 041, 043) and an integrated model (called MATH 051, 052, 053, 054, with 055 and 056 to come). The integrated model teaches the same concepts, just in a different sequence. Both sequences are logical and both are equally effective; the only difference is the sequence and that different states require different sequences.

Students in states requiring the integrated model should take the MATH series. Students in states using the traditional model should take the ALG and GEOM series. In the traditional series, ALG 051 and 053 should be taken first. Students then can choose to take either ALG 055 and 057 or GEOM 041 and 043 in whichever order suits them. Those in the integrated model should progress sequentially in number order. If you are unsure as to which model your state is using, contact your school district or state education department.

In addition to the changes described above, a number of other improvements have been made to our math courses. First, the instructional graphics have been updated for mathematical accuracy and stylistic consistency. Second, the Math Labs have been converted from CD-ROM to online labs. Third, mid-course and end-of-course review assignments have been added to each course to measure retention and give extra attention to certain problem types.

To learn more about the Common Core Mathematics standards, follow this link.

ENGLISH COURSES

Our new series of high school English courses retains all the learning activities and objectives found in the original courses, but now includes more writing, reading and public speaking activities and assignments. These courses meet most state standards as well as the new standards from the Common Core State Standards Initiative. To learn more about the Common Core English Language Arts standards, follow this link.