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Individualized Curriculum

Albany Online uses individualized curriculum from K¹² for grades K-5 and FuelEd for grades 6-8 and 9-12, which is based on decades of education research about how minds really work. With courses in core subjects, the curriculum was designed to let kids find the learning style that works best for them. The curriculum is wrapped in rich, engaging content that turns minds on—the minds that usually wander when traditional classes are too slow, the minds that get lost in the shuffle, the minds that need a little more time.

At Albany Online, we believe that all children deserve to learn without limits.


K-5 Curriculum

Nurturing Young Minds

At Albany Online, we nurture inquisitive minds with the K¹² approach that Big Ideas + Consecutive Down Payments + Practice = Mastery. Throughout our K-5 course offerings, you will find certain recurring themes that build on the previous grades’ teaching and weave an ever-richer tapestry of knowledge. Our individualized approach means your child can go as fast or slow as he or she needs to. And with more than 700 lessons per subject, your child can dive deeply into areas of interest.

Superior Curriculum

The curriculum was created by a team of experts at K¹², using tried-and-true educational approaches for instruction. Our courses are combined into a rich, full-time schooling option. The lesson plans for each subject are integrated, so your child may be reading literature from the same time period as the art or history lesson she is studying. What begins as a story about a king who lost his wife may end up with an examination of the architecture and history of the Taj Mahal, built as a monument to a dead queen.

Bringing Lessons to Life

Lessons come to life with a rich mixture of on and offline teaching tools, including interactive animations, award-winning printed books with beautiful illustrations and compelling text, original CDs and videos, and materials for hands-on experiments. Lessons are followed by assessments so you can be sure that your child has mastered a particular area before moving on, and built-in planning and progress tools make it easy to stay on track.

Course Descriptions

Get more specific information about how each subject and grade-level course works to ignite a passion for learning in your child.

Middle School Curriculum

Albany Online uses the FuelEd middle school curriculum to serve our students in grades 6-8. FuelEd curriculum utilizes fewer hands-on materials than the K¹² program, yet shares an extensive use of rich and engaging interactive elements, including Flash tutorials, whiteboard illustrations, practice games, and videos. Students can also engage in simulations, including virtual labs. All of these features appeal to different learning styles, particularly to visual and kinesthetic learners.

The FuelEd curriculum contains key features such as:

Avatars
These characters look like they just stepped out of a video game, helping students establish connections between academic topics and the real world.

Audio
In many courses, students can click on a headset icon and listen to the text, which provides powerful support for less confident readers.

Courses and Academic Levels
FuelEd has more than 180 middle and high school courses, and provides three academic levels: Foundations, Standard, and Advanced Placement.

Credit Recovery
FuelEd has special depth in credit recovery, which gives students the opportunity to recover credits necessary to graduate. There is also support for English Language Learners, who can have the text read aloud.

Course Descriptions

Get more specific information about how each subject and grade-level course works to ignite a passion for learning in your child.

High School Curriculum

Courses Specifically Designed for High School Students

Albany Online uses the FuelEd high school curriculum to serve our students in grades 9-12. The FuelEd online high school environment blends elegant and research-driven design, the compelling interactivity, the ease of use of both online and offline content — with key features designed to make the high school experience successful, given the far more complex high school world of content, skills, and time management.

A Robust Catalog of Courses Meets the Needs of Diverse Learners

The FuelEd High School Course Catalog is robust, offering courses in Math, Language Arts, Science, History, World Languages and many electives. Students can chart their own course, choosing from among the four levels of courses to match their aptitude and goals.

Avatars
These characters look like they just stepped out of a video game, helping students establish connections between academic topics and the real world.

Audio
In many courses, students can click on a headset icon and listen to the text, which provides powerful support for less confident readers.

Courses and Academic Levels
FuelEd has more than 180 middle and high school courses, and provides three academic levels: Foundations, Standard, and Advanced Placement.

Credit Recovery
FuelEd has special depth in credit recovery, which gives students the opportunity to recover credits necessary to graduate. There is also support for English Language Learners, who can have the text read aloud.

Course Descriptions

Get more specific information about how each subject and grade-level course works to ignite a passion for learning in your child.