Why We Chose the Calvert Curriculum
Virtual Learning Academy Consortium (VLAC) features the world-renowned Calvert Learning curriculum
which is a high-quality, research-based, standards-aligned program of study designed to prepare your child for success in school and in life. Developed by curriculum and distance learning experts, the Calvert curriculum provides your child a challenging and integrated educational experience with emphasis on communication, critical thinking and problem-solving. Instruction is sequenced in manageable steps, reinforced by multimedia experiences to engage children with different learning styles. Both the curriculum and its presentation is refined and updated every year, to take advantage of new search, new technology and new ways to help your child succeed.
It All Works Together
To emphasize and reinforce key concepts, skills and information are integrated within topics and across subjects. For example, the readings in the literature course follow the time period being studied in history. Composition skills learned in language arts are applied when writing essays and reports in literature, history and science. Computation, data analysis, and graphing skills learned in math are applied when students develop spreadsheets to display results from a science investigation. Technology skill application is woven throughout all subjects to ensure students succeed in a 21st century digital environment. In each subject area, students build on what they already know to successfully grasp new concepts and skills