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. By tailoring the curriculum to advanced learners, students are able to expand their knowledge, challenge their perspective, and inspire their future.
The language arts gifted track includes educational opportunities for accelerated virtual students comprised of enrichment projects and self-guided topics. 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 and 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 GT 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 where 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 their counselor's approval.