The Commonwealth Charter Academy (CCA) Gifted and Talented (G&T) Program is designed to meet cyber school students’ advanced education needs by providing personalized learning plans that enable growth and success in grades K-8.
Higher-level-thinking studies in the G&T program dig deeper into the interests of each student and provide the learning plan best suited for each child. Because the curriculum is tailored to advanced learners, students can expand their knowledge, challenge their perspectives and inspire their futures.
The language arts gifted track includes educational opportunities for accelerated virtual students composed of enrichment projects and self-guided topics. The literature part of the syllabus focuses on Common Core topics with diverse viewpoint opportunities, allowing each cyber school student to engage in challenging and meaningful discourse.
Similar to language arts, the science honors courses include mandatory LiveLesson discussions that stimulate development. Gifted science classes provide opportunities for online education students to intensively explore each lesson with extended lesson labs. The new social studies honors track will be available starting in the 2018-19 school year.
CCA’s G&T teachers provide process monitoring throughout the courses, as well as end-of-year assessments. A spring-semester cross-curricular project is a feature of the program in which cyber school students use what they’ve learned in multiple subjects to develop a major project that extends their learning.
The K-8 honors program seeks to foster the academic enrichment and personal development of learners at a comfortable pace. Gifted online learners are encouraged to work above grade level with a rigorous curriculum that challenges and promotes the academic growth of each student. Advanced courses are available pending a counselor's approval.