Teacher’s PETS Virtual Academy’s course catalog allows you to meet each student at their point of need—from struggling or at risk of dropping out or not graduating on time to those seeking more significant academic challenges or enrichment in their learning. Our courses are based on education research designed to help teachers prepare students for academic success.
With Teacher’s PETS Virtual Academy, students can choose from up to six levels of Math, English, Science, and History courses:
- In Core courses, topics are broken into discrete modules taught in tandem with the framework students need to develop strong study skills. Rich, engaging content with interactive demonstrations and activities will help students absorb and retain information. Topics are broken into discrete modules taught in tandem with the framework students need to develop strong study skills. These courses typically end in the number “2”: examples: ENG202, HST202, SCI112.
- In Comprehensive courses, students will do more extensive writing and research projects and tackle problems that require more analytical thinking. Course projects and activities also will demand more independent thought and self-discipline than projects in core courses. Comprehensive courses are equivalent to the Standard courses we previously offered. These courses typically end in the number “3”: examples: ENG203, MTH213.
- Honors courses hold students to a greater degree of accountability and demand even greater independence and self-discipline. Students will synthesize and evaluate information and concepts from multiple sources and read texts typically assigned in college-level courses. Students also will demonstrate college-level writing in essays that require analysis of primary and secondary sources, responsible use of evidence, and complete citation of sources. Courses hold students to a greater degree of accountability and demand even greater independence and self-discipline. These courses typically end in the number “4”: examples: ENG204, MTH124.
- AP courses are college-level courses that follow the curriculum specified by the College Board. These courses are designed to prepare students for success on AP exams, providing students the opportunity to earn credit at most of the nation’s colleges and universities. These courses typically begin with the number “5”: examples: ENG500, ENG500, SCI510.
Teacher’s PETS Virtual Academy provides two levels of courses for struggling students and students who have not completed the courses required for graduation.
- Remediation courses are designed to bring students up to grade level in math and English guiding them through the skills and knowledge needed for success. Remediation courses evaluate students’ current knowledge and provide the instruction necessary to continue their studies at a high school level. These courses typically end in the number “1”: examples: ENG001, ENG011, MTH001, MTH011.
- Credit Recovery courses are designed for students who did not pass a course initially but learned enough to make a complete repetition of the course unnecessary. These courses include diagnostic unit tests that assess students’ understanding of fundamental content and direct them to review or move ahead accordingly. Fresh, engaging content delivered with new approaches helps students grasp concepts they missed the first time. These courses typically end in the number “6”: examples: ENG106, MTH116.
CAREER-FOCUSED ONLINE HIGH SCHOOL ELECTIVES
Our career-focused courses aim to help young people discover their future paths after high school. Plus, college-bound students can explore a possible post-secondary major or career interest through our career-focused courses—some of which are not offered in other schools.
These courses provide a powerful introduction to fulfilling careers in Information Technology, Government and Public Administration, Marketing, Finance, Arts and Communication, and more.
Career-focused courses include:
- Journalism *
- Environmental Science *
- Forensic Science *
- Green Design and Technology *
- Engineering Design / CAD *
- Service Learning *
- Computer Science *
- C++ Programming *
- Programming I – VB.NET *
- Programming II – Java *
- Image Design and Editing *
- Web Design *
- Game Design *
- Audio Engineering *
- Digital Arts I *
- Digital Arts II *
- Introduction to Entrepreneurship I *
- Introduction to Entrepreneurship II *
- Introduction to Marketing I *
- Introduction to Marketing II *