Families who seek an alternative educational experience in an online school environment often have questions such as:
- What is cyber school like?
- How many hours a day will my child spend on the computer?
- How will teachers gauge my child’s understanding of the material?
With CCA’s emphasis on family involvement, you will never have to wonder about the answers to these questions.
We recognize parents know what’s best for their children, so we approach each child’s education as a family centered effort by engaging students, parents and teachers throughout the learning process.
One of the biggest misconceptions about online schooling is that students will spend hours in front of a computer screen. This is not true at CCA.
Our students receive a comprehensive online education through the use of Live Lessons, recorded lessons, workbook projects, conservatory programs and more.
We recognize students come to us with varying degrees of academic ability and interests, so we offer tutoring sessions for students who need extra help, accelerated courses for students who want to work ahead, and accommodations via individualized education plans (IEPs) for our special education and English as a second language students.
As a parent/guardian of a CCA student, you will serve as the learning coach working closely with your child’s teachers to develop a personalized education plan, track progress and monitor workload.
Your role as a learning coach will change as your child moves through CCA’s elementary, middle and high school programs. Learn more about what you can expect to contribute to your child’s education.
CCA students 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 schoolday at the computer
CCA students 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 schoolday on the computer to attend virtual lessons and complete assignments
High school students 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 prepare for life after high school.
Learning coaches work with high school learners while they:
- Spend at least 28 hours a week on schoolwork
- Learn primarily online through independent learning and virtual classes
- Spend 80 percent to 90 percent of the schoolday on the computer