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Welcome to CMASAS

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.

Christa McAuliffe

CMASAS Difference

Extensive Electives

Extensive list of high school electives for students with varying interests.

Mastery

Mastery based assignments and assessments.

Instructors

Instructor response within 24 hours and mostly same day (includes grading, assignment feedback and response to email/phone communications).

1 To 1

1:1 student teacher interaction.

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.

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.

Reviews

Rachel - Current CMASAS Student

Having gone to Christa McAuliffe School of Arts and Sciences before, I know that they're really good about helping the students and caring for their educational needs. But after two years at that...delightful place, this amazes me. At my other online school, you weren't even allowed to skip a lab if you already understood the concept, and now here I am at a different school where they're willing to alter the entire course to make it more practical-science-y. I can't even express how much I love this!! Putting the passion and love back into learning!

CMASAS Student

One thing I have to say about CMASAS is that there is a great deal of student/teacher interaction. I attended another online school my freshman year of high school and I rarely had my questions answered within an acceptable time frame.

CMASAS Student

CMASAS DEFINITELY lives up to the goals they claim. Many of the classes definitely can be challenging, through-provoking, and inspiring. The only time a class is going to be easy is if someone already has the knowledge of it, but needs to go through that class to get to the more advanced level. Of course, that's where the personalized classes come in!

Pricing to Fit Your Needs

Silver Level

Starting from
$2495
Per Semester
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Our Most Affordable Full-time Option
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Includes Yearly Course Plan
Customized Course Pacing

Gold Level

Starting from
$2995
Per Semester
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Our Most Popular Option
Personalized Education Coach Support
Access to Social Clubs & Full Course Catalog
Honors Courses and Lab Kits Included

Platinum Level

Starting from
$6495
Per Year
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Our Premier Option
All Gold Level features
Unltd Course Completion within 365 Days
Work at an Advanced Pace

 

Diamond Level

Starting from
$9995
Per Year
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PEC to Student ratio 10:1
Up to 10 Instructor Support
Daily meetings with PEC

 

Individual Courses

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$375
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Personalized Instructional Support
Customized Course Pacing
Up to 180 days to complete Semester Course

Latest Blog Posts

<div class='homepage-block-latest-news'>An Anti-Hero of One’s Own</div>

An Anti-Hero of One’s Own

May 26, 2017

What is an anti-hero?

Many assume the anti-hero is the villain, the antagonist. However, this isn’t necessarily the case. Several famous authors have brilliantly portrayed an anti-hero as their main protagonist: a person who is indisputably flawed, selfish, and possibly even resorts to horrific acts to fight a personal vendetta. Depicting an anti-hero often goes with a similar storyline. Tim Adams, in his TED-ed talk, “An Anti-Hero of One’s Own,” delves into the way writers can use the anti-hero to tell a particular story.

In his talk, Adams explains: “The anti-hero initially conforms, accepting the established views: a typical, unquestioning member of society. The anti-hero struggles to conform, all the while, starting to object, perhaps finding other outsiders which whom to voice his questions, and naively, unwisely, sharing those questions with an authority figure. The anti-hero openly challenges society, and tries to fight against the lies and tactics used to oppress the populus.”

However, unlike the stories we’ve come to known of our beloved heroes, the anti-hero may or may not succeed in his/her quest. She may be slain, or brainwashed once again to remain a mindless drone, complacently embedded in the society she once fought so hard to correct. Or, she may fail due to her own ineptitude to slay personal monsters, such as jealousy, fear of mortality, or self-doubt. Authors can use anti-heros to send a message about something they view is broken in society.

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<div class='homepage-block-latest-news'>Does Grammar Matter?</div>

Does Grammar Matter?

May 24, 2017

“You mean, MAY I go to the bathroom.”

“Arrrgh, you know what I meant,” you cry, fingers curling half-moons into clenched fists. “Why does it matter?”

Today, we’d like to explore just that: does grammar matter? The intriguing TED-ed talk by Andreea S. Calude entitled “Does Grammar Matter” delves into the question every young student has asked at one point or another.

Grammar is described as “a set of patterns for how words are put together to form phrases or clauses, whether spoken or in writing.”

So if we’re asking if grammar matters, we’re essentially asking if it’s important for everyone to use the same patterns and rules. There are two camps to fall into here: Descriptivism and Prescriptivism. Prescriptivists think language should follow a consistent set of rules, while Descriptivists “see variation and adaptation as a natural and necessary part of language.”

Let’s give this some context. For a large part of our history, language was primarily spoken. That’s why we have things like old wives tales and folk songs with a thousand different variations-- they were spread by mouth over generations. However, as the world became more interconnected, it became important to be able to share written information with others in a format everyone would be able to understand, regardless of the dialect or spoken customs of their region. They needed to “ensure that people in other parts of a realm could understand one another.”

Thus came the notion of “proper” language, which was essentially the language spoken by the people in power at the time.

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<div class='homepage-block-latest-news'>The Power of a Great Introduction </div>

The Power of a Great Introduction

May 21, 2017

“All this happened. More or less.”

Vonnegut grabs you from the very first glance of Slaughterhouse Five. The lines are simple, the prose inelegant, and yet, you know you’re about to hear a spectacular tale so unbelievable, the author has to start by insisting it did, indeed, happen.

Caroline Mohr’s beautifully animated TED-ed talk entitled “The Power of a Great Introduction” takes us through the nuances of how to hook your reader from the very first paragraph.

There are four main parts of any essay:

Part One: Introduction

Part Two: Thesis

Part Three: Analysis

Part Four: Conclusion

It would seem obvious that if the first part of the essay is the introduction, that’s the place to start, right? Mohr says differently: “Here’s a tip for writing a great introduction: write it last, and write your thesis first.”

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