How It Works (High School)

Our High School program (grades 9-12) provides a core curriculum of challenging college preparatory courses, Advanced Placement courses and a generous complement of electives in all departments. We are committed to offering each student a virtual school instruction that is both engaging and challenging, which we accomplish by following the Massachusetts High School Program of Studies, or MassCore. MassCore is intended to fully prepare high school graduates for college or a career and, for those pursuing post-secondary options, reduce the number of students taking remedial courses. MassCore recommends a comprehensive set of subject area courses and units as well as other learning opportunities to complete before graduating from high school.

Our High School program consists of the four core academic courses of English, Math, Science, and History. Student courses in academic areas are based on a college career plan, state/district requirements, and student interests. Similar to our Elementary/Middle School program, students are required to have a plan for exercise, fitness, or sport activities to meet the physical education requirement. All students must have a graduation course plan, outlined at the beginning of their studies, which is discussed with a guidance counselor/advisor and can be modified throughout the student’s time with our program.

Dynamic Curriculum

  • Outstanding, individualized curriculum that features multiple options—Core, Comprehensive, Honors and AP®— to meet the needs of diverse learners.
  • Robust catalog of elective courses, including World Languages, Forensics, C++ Programming, Web Design, and more.
  • The program is delivered through an easy to use, robust Online School (OLS) with the tools and technology you and your student need to manage your account, grade book, lesson plans, attendance and schedule, and to communicate with teachers.

Superb Teaching and Support

  • Each student is assigned subject-specific, state-licensed teachers who provide instruction, monitor progress, and focus on each student's individual strengths and weaknesses.
  • Advisors, counselors, coordinators, and other educational personnel—offering personalized, extensive support to students and families.
  • Customer care and technical support representatives are committed to providing timely help when you need it.

Critical Academic Services

  • Comprehensive orientation sessions get you and your student off to a successful start with OLS training, Q&A sessions, peer-mentoring, and more.
  • An Individualized Learning Plan for each student outlines academic objectives, documents strengths and challenges, and sequences the student's course work for maximum success.
  • College and Career Planning tools are available to ensure students have the resources and support they need to explore life after high school.

The Learning Coach Role

Though a high schooler becomes more independent in our program, the Learning Coach still plays an important role. Typically, the Learning Coach spends between 1 to 2 hours a day in a support role monitoring what the student is doing or has accomplished. They’ll also be responsible for overseeing their participation and progress in the program.

Similar to our Elementary/Middle School program, your student's teacher is actively involved in the instructional experience and communicates with you and your student via e-mail, telephone, and online meetings.

How do I get started?

See our How to Enroll section for more information about how to start the enrollment process.