Curriculum Design
 
Exploratorium Academy provides instruction in the core subjects and electives required for a Alabama High School Diploma; covering the same material as the curriculum followed by Alabama Public Schools (download state graduation requirements here). This provides preparation for the business world as well as testing for college admissions, and transition to college if desired. However, the material is organized differently to make it easier for the student to learn, retain, and use. Odyssey Compass Learning Series is our perferred On-Line Curriculum Program. This program is Nationally Aligned towards Educational Standards in all 50 States. Furthermore is State Aligned and Recognized as an Approved Curriculum Program.
 
Courses of Study (Alabama Department of Education) weblink:
 
All Course Descriptions are directly from the Alabama Department of Education. Our on-line curriculum program is coorelated to Alabama Standards. Students from all 50 States can be linked to instructional strands which are content specific to their State.
 
 
 
 
 
Odyssey Compass Learning Course Descriptions / Scope and Sequence are available upon request.-
For the Student 

Exploratorium Academy is a Private Distance Learning High School with a unique class design. Instruction is provided in a manner that allows the student-learner the opportunity to focus their time on their educational needs, giving them the time needed to succeed. Students take advantage of a 24 hour 7 days a week learning cycle. Each student has the opportunity to learning from any location in the United States via our on-line curriculum and access to the Internet.
 

 Accreditation & Memberships:
 
        Exploratorium Academy is accredited by:
 
         The National Private Schools Accreditation Alliance - NPSAA
       Class XI Distance Learning K-12 Educational Service Center.
       w/both Regional and  National  Recognition.
 
 
        Exploratorium Academy holds a:
          Alabama Department of Education Private School's Certificate of Registration.  
        See Alabama Department of Education Directory 2010/2011.               
 
        USDLA - United States Distance Learning Association (Member)
        Effective 2011-2012
 
          High School Code:
          011-898
        Please use this code when registering for the ACT/SAT.
         
 

    Mastery Learning
At Exploratorium Academy the driving force imbedded in our instructional delivery derives from our efforts to provide a quality Education through our Accountability that is fostered by our Leadership. Students are given the best of instruction in a controlled yet small learning environment. Academic excellence is achieved through mastery teaching and learning practices. Students are ability clustered in a manner in which they learn from other students taking similar content/disciplines. Students are assigned to learning clusters consisting of 12-16 students; all assigned to one teacher/case manager. Learning clusters are designed to control and guide the student’s learning abilities by challenging their potential with rigorous discussions, analytical reading and writing exercise, and modern/current learning activities and related resources. The State of Alabama’s Department of Education provides the core academic learning modules and course objectives that guide our instructional practices. In addition Odyssey Compass Learning - Online Resources provides our curriculum based program of instruction.

Students at Exploratorium Academy have an opportunity to continue their education through our year round program(s) which includes Modified Web Based Tutorials and Complete On-Line K-12 School Learning Resources. We offer a Fall, Winter, and Summer Semester.  During the summer semester students have the option to enroll in our comprehensive summer program (when offered). This program is designed for students in grades 7-12 who have the scholastic ability to maintain participation in a high-paced (On-line) comprehensive program.

 

 

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