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Core courses are standards-based courses in which students work independently and sequentially through the courses guided by both system- and teacher-generated feedback and grading. Teachers monitor student performance and differentiate instruction to support student learning.
Core courses are ideal for first-time instruction, situations in which "time in course" is important, and for the fulfillment of NCAA rules and regulations.
Foundations courses are standards-based, courses adjusted to give students greater support on core concepts and provide additional practice and review.
In addition to Grade 9–12 Foundations courses, Essential Math courses are offered in Grades 3–8 to provide students with added support in prerequisite concepts and skills.
Advanced courses are comprised of Advanced Placement (AP®), Honors, and Gifted and Talented courses.
- AP courses include college-level work to help students prepare for the Advanced Placement exam and earn college credit.
- Honors courses in Grades 9–12 provide students with rigorous assignments for enrichment and honors credits. Teachers engage students in discussion and facilitate independent exploratory projects.
- Gifted and Talented courses in Grades 3–8 provide students with above-grade-level content, project-based portfolios, and assignments with increased cognitive rigor.
Elective courses are sequential, standards-based courses that provide students with opportunities to extend their learning in areas of interest or focus. Elective offerings span multiple subject areas, such as the arts, STEM, world languages, and Career Technology Education (CTE). CTE electives may focus on a variety of career clusters and/or pathways.
Credit Recovery Courses
Credit recovery courses are standards-based courses designed to support students in the mastery of essential objectives and the recovery of required credits.
Students begin each full-length course with a pre-test to check for mastery of previously presented skills and objectives. Based on pre-test results, students then proceed on a personalized, prescriptive lesson pathway as they progress through the course. Teachers monitor students’ progress through the student-directed courses, which require little to no teacher feedback or grading.
Pearson Connexus can also deliver some Credit Recovery courses through a flex pathway, allowing teachers to direct students to lessons non-sequentially. These courses are ideal for self-paced remediation and supplemental online curriculum for teachers who want to fold blended learning into their courses.