Curriculum- Choosing a Path
Granite Mountain Charter School strives to meet the educational needs of the whole child. Families work together every learning period with their credentialed teacher to create a learning path that best fits their learning style and homeschooling needs. Our Trailblazers can choose from a wide variety of textbook, online, and hybrid curriculum choices.
Our curriculum choices include:
Assessment and LEarning in Knowledge Spaces (ALEKS) is a web-based, artificially intelligent assessment and learning system for mathematics courses. ALEKS uses adaptive questioning to quickly and accurately determine exactly what a student knows and does not know in a course. ALEKS then instructs the student on the topics he or she is most ready to learn. As a student works through a course, ALEKS periodically reassesses the student to ensure that topics learned are also retained. ALEKS courses are very complete in their topic coverage and ALEKS avoids multiple-choice questions.
Bridge Way AcademyBridgeway offers Online, Live Online or Textbook Courses. Fun topics, enthusiastic instructors, and engaging classes keep kids excited about learning while expert instructors give parents and teachers the opportunity to step back and enjoy watching them thrive.
Edgenuity offers online instruction for middle and high school students. Families can find a full suite of core curriculum, AP®, honors, and elective courses to help their students thrive in academics.
Lincoln Empowered is a hybrid complete curriculum option for TK-8th grade students. It offers updated thematic units in the subjects of Math, Science, Reading, Writing, and Social Studies. Lincoln Empowered combines multimedia with comprehensive hands-on kits with learning materials and activities, online and offline lesson delivery with live videos from teachers (recorded live). Art, Music or PE Electives are also available.
Odysseyware offers online instruction for students. They offer a comprehensive course catalog and students have access to more than 300 standards-aligned courses and instructional materials in core subjects, electives, and CTE courses.
Acellus offers rigorous, engaging, and self-paced online courses presented by experienced teachers in a format that students can access from a computer, phone, or tablet whenever they wish. In addition to video instruction, questions, and periodic exams, most courses contain a number of special lessons. Special lessons are offline lessons designed to build depth into the course with additional instruction for at home labs, composition activities, projects, and debate topics. Parents, Homeschool Teachers, and students can see the student’s progress at any time, check the days worked as well as the time students have spent in each course, daily, monthly, and year to date.
EdOptions Academy by Edmentum
Edmentum is a highly interactive, media rich content that engages students. Self-paced middle and high school offerings that are supported with live Edmentum teachers that are accessible daily from 6am-3pm. They offer full CTE pathways, the ability to modify instruction to assist with accomodation, and a range of a-g and NCAA courses.
Houghton Mifflin is good for families who desire a traditional textbook format similar to curriculum used in a regular classroom setting.
Flexible curriculum options allow you to personalize instruction based on your child’s learning preferences.
Shmoop is an engaging online curriculum with the teenager in mind. With the use of witty video lessons and ties to pop culture, this curriculum appeals to the teenage audience. With an array of core and elective courses, students can access many a-g courses with this engaging platform.
IXL is a complete, standards based curriculum in 4 core subjects and diagnostic tool for grades TK-12. Students begin with an assessment which pinpoints learning gaps and develops a plan which guides future lessons. Each lesson focuses on a specific skill or standard with an example and several practice questions to ensure mastery.
Brain Pop is an amazing resource for all subjects! It has videos, games, worksheets, writing prompts, lesson extension activities, and more. Search any topic of study and find a variety of options easily. There are three levels included- BrainPOP Jr. for grades TK-3, BrainPOP for Grades 4 and up, and BrainPOP ELL for English Language Learners.
Motivate and monitor students’ progress in independent reading with Accelerated Reader. Students choose books to read on their own and then take a quiz on AR to show what they know! AR will even give students suggestions based on their reading level and interests. Includes reporting tools.
Imagine having access to a vast library right from the comfort of your own home! That is what myON offers families. myON Reader gives pre-K–12 students access to thousands of enhanced digital titles—fiction, nonfiction, graphic novels, and more—at a wide range of reading levels, in English and Spanish! Includes multimedia resources, including audio books.
ABC Mouse is a full online curriculum for grades TK-2nd. The Step-by-Step Learning Path presents the full ABCmouse.com curriculum in a carefully designed program of more than 850 lessons in ten levels. As your child completes each lesson, he or she is guided to the next one and is motivated to continue learning by ABCmouse.com's Tickets and Rewards System.
ExL- Experiential Learning
ExL is a comprehensive full curriculum package that includes Virtual Live Online classes, a video lesson library, teacher-led thematic unit scope and sequences, thematic park days tied to weekly lessons, and thematic field trip opportunities. This is a wonderful well-rounded program that is completely developed and run by Granite Mountain staff.
Learning a language with Duolingo is fun and addictive. Students can earn points for correct answers, race against the clock, and level up. It has bite-sized lessons that are effective.