At Blue Ridge Academy, our academic programs are customizable to meet the needs of every learner. Credentialed teachers, parents, and students work as a team to design a personalized learning plan that will include:
- A wide variety of curriculum options are offered through a number of different platforms
- An abundance of resources, materials, and experiences to enrich the student’s learning environment
- Field trips and student activities
- Academic support for all students
With multiple curricular options available, we are confident you will find the one that fits your needs. Students have the opportunity to choose their curriculum from bundles and kits such as Timberdoodle, Bookshark, Moving Beyond the Page, and Oak Meadow. We partner with quality online providers in every area and we encourage students to think creatively with unique learning opportunities from ASU Prep Digital, Bridgeway Learning, BYU Independent Study, eDynamic Learning, Edgenuity, Edmentum EdOptions, Florida Virtual, LanguageBird, Rosetta Stone, Silicon Valley High School, UC Scout, WorldOver Maker Learning, and more. Come to Blue Ridge Academy and explore your options.
Acellus offers engaging and self-paced online courses. Pre-recorded video lessons are presented by experienced teachers in a format that students can access from a computer, phone, or tablet whenever they wish. In addition to video instruction, there are self-check questions and periodic assessments. As well, courses contain a number of Special Lessons or “offline” assignments in which the student puts their learning into practice. Special Lessons are designed to build depth into the course with additional instruction in the way of at-home science labs, writing and composition, focused projects, and critical thinking activities. Acellus Cybrschool is parent and HST-managed for all instruction and grading. When the CybrSchool option is activated, HSTs have the ability to request live sessions with the student.
Grades TK-8, online, self-paced, auto-graded, video-based, parent and HST-managed, Special Lessons
Assessment and Learning in Knowledge Spaces (ALEKS) is a web-based, artificially intelligent assessment and learning system for mathematics courses. ALEKS uses adaptive questioning to determine exactly what a student knows and does not know in a course, then instructs the student on the topics he or she is most ready to learn. As a student works through a course, ALEKS periodically reassesses the student to ensure that topics learned are also retained. Courses are very complete in their topic coverage and avoid multiple-choice questions. ALEKS math is parent and HST-managed. Content is auto-graded, but worksheets for enrichment and supplemental learning should be assigned.
3-12, online, self-paced, auto-graded, activity-based, parent and HST-managed, supplemental worksheets
Bridgeway Stepping Stone (Grades 2-5), Bridge (Grades 6-8), Elite (Grades 9-12)
Bridgeway partners with Blue Ridge Academy to offer live, virtual instruction dedicated to Blue Ridge students. These cohort classes are meant to mirror a traditional brick-and-mortar experience and are designed to help students meet the rigor of CCSS while building a community with the same classmates throughout the year. Instructors are dedicated to providing an engaging and fun learning environment. Classes meet twice each week at the same time and day throughout the school year. Attendance is mandatory. The live class instruction allows students to work on their assignments outside of the virtual classroom and the parent or Learning Coach is expected to participate in this learning.
Grades 2-12, virtual, synchronous, activity-based, instructor-led, parent or Learning Coach participation, AG, NCAA
Edgenuity courses are designed to help students meet the rigor of common core state standards. The courses offer direct instruction videos from expert teachers with multimedia and interactive learning tools. Edgenuity provides the online teacher for all instruction and grading, office hours, and overall support related to the course. Edgenuity addresses multiple learning styles and offers built-in accommodations in the way of read-aloud and translation tools, video caption and transcriptions, and multiple representations of key concepts.
Grades 6-12, online, self-paced, instructor-led, video-based, AG, AP, honor
Edmentum EdOptions Academy
EdOptions Academy courses are designed to help students meet the rigor of common core state standards (CCSS). The courses offer direct instruction videos from expert teachers with multimedia and interactive learning tools. EdOptions Academy provides the online teacher for all instruction and grading, office hours, and overall support related to the course. EdOptions addresses multiple learning styles and offers built-in accommodations in the way of read-aloud and translation tools, video caption and transcriptions, and multiple representations of key concepts.
6-12, online, self-paced, instructor-led, video-based, AG, AP, honors
Grades 7-12eDynamic Learning course libraries offer nearly 250 electives, career exploration, and career technical education (CTE) course options. Their Virtual Business simulations provide students with an immersive experience in which to learn business-related fundamentals. Content includes videos, podcasts, interactive online activities, iTunes integration, and professional graphics and animation. Works on all devices, including smartphones, laptops, or desktops.
FuelEd is a video-based interactive platform brought to you by K12 and Stride Learning Solutions. Students begin with a diagnostic for correct placement in either the On Level or Support pathway. Through regular analysis of self-check “practice” questions, students are moved between levels as the content evolves and adapts to the student’s strengths and weaknesses.
Grades 6-12, online, self-paced, instructor-led, video-based, AG, AP, honors
Students engage 1-to-1 with their experienced instructor in a virtual setting accessed through videoconferencing. Meetings are scheduled via a shared calendar and your LanguageBird instructor stays with your student for their entire course. The learning experience is personalized and immersive.
Grades 6-12, World Languages, online, Teams, immersion, 1:1 instruction, instructor-led, AG
Grades TK-8The Lincoln Empowered curriculum delivers textbook-free instruction that generates student excitement and creativity in science, language arts, math, social studies, wellness, music, and visual arts. Each thematic unit and lesson provides a variety of digital learning objects such as instructional texts, videos, games, interactive simulations, and assessments which gives students multiple ways to engage with, understand, and demonstrate mastery of the content. By breaking national and state standards into key learning objectives and presenting students with concrete learning objects, Lincoln Learning helps students to master standards in a manageable fashion. Supplemental “Show It” practice activities (worksheets) are available to print and complete. Families may purchase the teacher-add-on service or purchase it as parent-led. Course kits are available for purchase.
Grades TK-8, online, instructor-led or parent-led, activity-based, kits, Show-Its
McGraw Hill curriculum is a nationally-recognized traditional textbook program with collaborative options in various content areas. Available as a print edition or digital textbook. Teacher editions are also available.
Grades K-12, digital text, print edition, teacher edition, parent-led, bundles
Developed by Stanford University, the Redbird curriculum features the latest in adaptive instruction, gamification, and digital project-based learning. Redbird Mathematics combines more than 20 years of research from pioneers of adaptive learning with today’s most advanced education technologies. Redbird Language Arts & Writing's proven blend of instruction, interactive practice, and innovative writing analysis technology allows every writer in the classroom to soar.
Grades K-7 (math) and Grades 3-7 (language arts), online, adaptive, self-paced, auto-graded, parent and HST-managed
Blue Ridge Academy partners with WorldOver to offer a live, virtual classroom for instruction. These cohort classes are project-based, meet CCSS, and engage Learners in real-world issues through personally meaningful projects. Students identify an issue, complete research, and present an evidence-based solution. Instructors are successful in providing an engaging and fun learning environment due to their long, productive history with the homeschool population. Classes meet twice each week at the same time and day throughout the school year. Attendance is mandatory. Live cohorts focus on grades 2-12. Theme-based kits are available for TK. Supplemental enrichment classes are available for K-1.
Grades 2-12, TK kits, Grades K-1 supplemental, virtual, synchronous, project-based, instructor-led, AG, Honors