CMASAS - An Online Learning Community for Today's Students

Welcome to CMASAS Learning Community where students from around the world come together and Touch the Future! We are not your typical online school. We deliver what other online programs can't - a personalized learning experience tailored to each individual student!  We differentiate ourselves from other online schools by not just making the ordinary exceptional, but through our Personalized Philosophy which drives everything we do.  

CMASAS has recently been recognized as being in the top 5 of the 50 Best Online High School Diploma programs named by The Best Schools - an independent website which ranks schools on quality based on a number of criteria including accreditation, academic success rate, personal attention, and cost.

The CMASAS Difference: 

  • Students are placed into an Introduction to 21st Century Learning course upon enrollment to help prepare them for success in their online education.
  • Self-paced. Students have access to courses 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, 365 days per year. Courses end dates are determined by personalized pacing guide set up with input of student and instructor, not by arbitrary semester end dates.
  • Personalized Education. Students have the opportunity to complete assignments based on the learning style in which they learn the best. This approach takes a commitment from both the instructor and student to develop alternative assignments which cover the learning objective and concepts being taught.
  • Curriculum which is more than just reading and answering multiple choice questions, with assignments which allows students to show what they know in the learning style they prefer.
  • 1:1 student teacher interaction.
  • Instructor response within 24 hours and mostly same day (includes grading, assignment feedback and response to email/phone communications).
  • Mastery based assignments and assessments.

CMASAS has a unique Personalized Educational Philosophy that is research-based and encompasses the whole student. Our proven Personalized Education model is effective and works with students. It is flexible, yet offers a rigorous course schedule. It is adaptable depending on student needs. If you have questions or a unique situation, contact us today to see how we can create a personalized enrollment plan for you.

As the popularity of online school programs rise and increasing numbers of students choose virtual learning options, it is important for educators, parents and students to be aware of the changing landscape of educational programs and the benefits as well as dangers of online learning. 

A worthless diploma given to a student enrolled in a fake online school. Photo courtesty of The New York Times. 

At CMASAS, our highest priority is serving our current and potential students with integrity and excellence. We're also aware of the unfortunate fact that this is not the case for every virtual school system. 

Albert Einstein once said, “If you judge a fish by his ability to climb a tree, he’ll spend his whole life believing he’s an idiot.” 

For many students, this is what traditional school systems feel like.

Take for instance the young man who knows he is destined to play basketball professionally and spends every free moment training, practicing and perfecting his skills. His coach believes the young athlete is talented, his parents encourage his love for sports, and he is well on his way towards playing at a collegiate level. However, his math score is too low based on school accreditation standards, thus he will not be able to move from the 11th grade to the 12th grade. He is being held back a year. Because he struggles in one academic area, he is unable to move forward in his dreams and professional aspirations. Sadly, students all over the world experience the realities of similar stories.

Are labels useful or harmful? This is a question posed to me after a recent panel on neurodiversity. It’s a commonly-asked one and, I think, an important one.  

Having a name for an orientation, condition, or preference can give a sense that one isn’t alone. A sense of belonging.  If there is a name for it, then that could mean there are others who are similar. It can be affirming, giving a reason for certain challenges, and hopefully highlighting the benefits too.

This same label can provide something to search for on Google, to read up on in the research, or to locate meet-ups or groups with others who wear this same label. It gives a place to start.

Just as curriculum can be defined in a variety of ways, one can approach the evaluation and creation of curriculum through more than one foundational lens: philosophical, historical, psychological, and sociological. All four of these hold importance in influencing curriculum and instruction. However, it is the philosophical foundation which holds the greatest importance because it is through one’s philosophical perspectives that the historical, sociological, and psychological foundations are both perceived and applied.