Standards-Based Seventh Grade
One of the most important aspects of seventh grade learning is academic preparation for high school level studies. The pre-teen still needs to know there are high expectations and boundaries, but also needs to be encouraged toward independence. To find the right fit, it is advisable to preview curriculums online together, or buy a trial class or single text before making a final commitment. The programs listed below share a commitment to rigorous and thoughtful teaching.
The Calvert School can be a good fit for a student who is able to produce a high volume of work and who wants to prepare for college or to acquire a strong foundation in the lists of academic skills found in state and national standards. Subjects are approached in a way that challenges students to think about the ideas, followed with enough practice to build automatic ability.
The school goes through 8th grade and offers a full spectrum of assessment and record-keeping services. Enrollment is structured for a whole year, with enrichment workshops for additional work in the basics. The enrichment workshops can be purchased separately for $99, a nice way to preview at a low cost. Seventh grade enrollment runs from $1,000 - $1,500, but you can search the site to see if there is a free virtual online academy offered through your state's charter school program. One outstanding feature is their inclusion of courses on software applications and computing.
The Global Student Network provides multimedia online education and goes through high school, with a diploma offered. Its unique approach is completely individualized customization. You can build a program class-by-class, making this school an ideal fit for a student who may work at a higher grade level in one area, such as science, and struggle in another, such as literature.
Online tools help parents keep track of progress and make sure students don't end up with educational gaps. The website has a free demo so you can look around before enrolling, and the cost is low, with unlimited courses starting at $395. Depending on the package, you can find a plan that offers assessments, a portfolio consulting service which assists families in transferring credits to other institutions, and academic counseling so you can customize the program to your own goals.