Elementary, middle and high school learner responsibilities

Parents who are starting to explore the possibility of a public cyber charter education for their child might have questions like:

  • “How many hours a day will my child spend on the computer?”
  • “How will CCA gauge my child’s understanding of the material?”
  • “Will I be able to keep up with my child’s progress?”

By defining the specific roles learners, parents and teachers play, CCA can foster a supportive learning environment that brings the entire family together to form a strong educational partnership.

Elementary school

Providing support for young learners

CCA learners in grades K-5 need a great deal of support from their learning coach, teachers and family members. The roles are defined to make sure elementary learners gain the fundamental academic skills necessary for future success.

Learning coaches and teachers help elementary school learners to:

  • Create a flexible schedule.
  • Spend at least 25 hours a week learning.
  • Perform most schoolwork offline by reading, writing and completing assignments.
  • Spend 15 percent to 30 percent of the school day at the computer.

Middle school

Allowing learners to become more independent

CCA learners in grades 6-8 become more independent in their studies by taking more personal responsibility for their learning.

Learning coaches and teachers help middle school learners to:

  • Follow a schedule that fits a learner's individual needs.
  • Spend at least 28 hours a week on their studies.
  • Combine online and traditional schoolwork in their classes.
  • Spend 50 percent to 75 percent of a school day on the computer to attend virtual lessons or complete assignments.

High school

Learners take charge of their education

CCA learners in grades 9-12 have more control of their schedule and activities. They work with learning coaches and teachers to set educational and personal goals to help prepare for life after high school.

Learning coaches work with high school learners while they:

  • Spend at least 30 hours a week on schoolwork.
  • Learn primarily online through independent learning and virtual classes.
  • Spend 80 percent to 90 percent of the school day on the computer.