Elementary Students (K-5)
No elementary program is meant to be a stand-alone program. These young children need guidance from a learning coach. As their parent, you are in the best position to provide the support that they will need. Watch the short video below to learn what you should expect as a learning coach.
If you enroll your student in the Academy as a full-time student, you should expect to spend time on each core subject area daily. Then, the child has additional electives that he/she will complete 2 to 3 times a week. The chart below provides a guideline for how much time to spend each day; however, you know your child best, so you can set a time that is appropriate for them to complete the tasks assigned each day.
|Language Arts||60 to 75 minutes daily|
|Math||45 to 60 minutes daily|
|Social Studies||30 to 45 minutes daily|
|Sciences||30 to 45 minutes daily|
|Other (Art, Music)||30 to 45 minutes, 2 to 3 times a week|
As your student progresses from Kindergarten up through fifth grade, your involvement will decrease as your child becomes more self-sufficient. Once your child gets into the sixth grade, they will be expected to do much on their own.
Secondary Students (6-12)
As a parent of a secondary student, you can expect to be involved less than you would for younger students, although you are still an integral part of their education. Accelerate Academy will refer to you as the learning coach. You will be your child's first line of contact about many things. A learning coach is someone who:
- Provides support to the student in using online systems
- Monitors the student's pace and progress in the course(s)
- Motivates the student to move toward successfully completing the course(s)
- Enhances the online courses with help or learning extensions
- Escalates problems or questions to the teacher or Accelerate Academy administration
- Embraces the challenges and benefits of technology
Don't fret, though, your child will still be assigned a teacher for each course he/she is enrolled in. The teacher will:
- Know the subject they teach and is an expert in course content
- Help the student when he/she struggles with particular content
- Grade and provide feedback for all submitted work
- Help you, the learning coach, motivate and challenge the student towards excellence