PASCAL Program: 100% Online
100% Online Programming Grades K-12Top of Page
100% online program from Grades K-5
The new online program available for the 2021-2022 school year for grades K-5 will be taught by through an online program with teacher support. The program is designed to help ensure students get regular interaction with their teachers virtually. Curriculum will be focused on MN standards for each grade along with a strong focus on developing social emotional and interpersonal skills in a virtual setting. There will be opportunities developed for students to engage with other CVA students throughout the program. A parent or learning coach at home is essential for our young learners to be successful in our 100% online program.
PASCAL: Our 100% online program for Grades 6-12
PASCAL (Program for Accelerated Studies Using Computer-Assisted Learning) is a 100% online program for Grades 6 through 12. Younger students study Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, Math, including Pre-Algebra and Algebra and Fine Arts online. High School students have wider choices sufficient to meet all of Minnesota's graduation requirements. Each subject is supported by a highly qualified licensed teacher and aligned to MN standards. The PASCAL program provides flexibility and accountability to meet a range of student needs.
There is no specific start/stop time or schedule that students are required to follow. Scheduled teacher connections will be available to students along with office hours to support student success. Elementary students should expect to have more scheduled connections to support their online learning experience. Classes are designed so that if middle school students do 4-5 hours of work 4-5 days a week, they will finish their four core classes (Language Arts, Science, Math and Social Studies) in a regular school year. High School students should expect a more rigorous work load of the core classes plus a variety of electives.
Curriculum & Teacher SupportTop of Page
Primary learning comes from the online computer program itself in the form of readings, videos, interactive activities, online worksheets, projects, quizzes and tests. Readings are embedded in the online courses, and science experiments are all done with supplies easily gathered from around the house. More sophisticated experiments are done through simulations or are demonstrated by video.
Teachers answer questions when desired or needed, grade all written activities and work with students to design individual projects. Students and teachers communicate via email, Google Meet and other online tools to keep students motivated and learning. PASCAL students may also join Study Center on Thursday and Friday to get direct teacher support and engage social interactions with their peers.
PASCAL students are always invited to participate in CVA's field trips, extra-curricular activities, and on-campus events. They can be as much a part of our community as they wish!
For more information on PASCAL, contact Robyn Consoer, PASCAL Coordinator.