Learning

Pacific Crest Online Academy offers a combination of Asynchronous Learning and Synchronous Learning to best meet the individual needs of your child.

Asynchronous Learning

This type of learning can take place at any time. Your children can work at the times that they are most alert and when best fits in their unique schedules.

Asynchronous learning consists of reading texts, watching videos, taking notes, working on projects, and a myriad of learning activities.

Teachers provide pacing charts so you and your children know if they are track to finish on time, but you have flexibility on the moment-to-moment when the learning occurs.

Synchronous Learning

This type of learning takes place at a specific time. However, instead of the 6 1/2 hours that are scheduled in a traditional brick-and-mortar school, only part of the day is scheduled and the rest of the day is flexible for you to schedule in your own individualized way.

Synchronous Learning consists of live teacher-scheduled sessions. These could include:

  • live class sessions
  • small group workshops
  • 1:1 support
  • office hours

Monitoring Progress

Students have their own learning plans, with syllabi and pacing charts specific to the courses they are taking. 

Students must make two-way contact with each of their teachers every week.

Every month, each student's progress is reviewed and determined if it is adequate to complete the course on time. If a student is not making adequate progress, then an intervention plan is developed for the student.