Thank you for your interest in our elementary program. While many online programs provide a basic core educational experience at a low cost, CMA School of Arts and Sciences provides an enriching experience for students through a personalized approach starting as early as Kindergarten.
Subject areas include language arts, math, science, social studies, the arts, technology, and health and fitness. A world languages enrichment program is also available at a special rate for full-time CMA School of Arts and Sciences students. Our Diamond and Platinum level enrollment options provide the best educational approach for elementary aged students through a blended learning approach where students can use web-based along with print-based materials in their early educational years. We've chosen many favorite homeschool materials for use along with or in place of our online courses. Mix and match, pick and choose based on your child's learning styles, interests, and diagnostic assessments in math, reading and language arts. Elementary students are also encouraged to engage in PE on a continuous basis.
You can view our current elementary school catalog for a description of each course.
Personalized Education Coach
Each student has a dedicated Personalized Education Coach. Personalized Education Coaches are certified teachers who take care of the "big picture" for each student by serving as a guide, advocate, and primary point of contact. Students can choose to keep the same Personalized Education Coach year after year. A student's Personalized Education Coach works in partnership with the parents to oversee the student's progress, make sure certain requirements are met, and help tailor the program to meet the student's learning styles, personal interests, and goals.
CMA School of Arts and Sciences elementary program is a team effort that includes parental involvement. The younger the student, the more involved the parent will need to be. As students advance in their technological skills and ability to work independently with their Personalized Education Coach's guidance and oversight, the parent is able to step back more if he or she so chooses. However, parents are always encouraged to take an active role in their children's program, and CMA School of Arts and Sciences takes steps to establish communication and means for parents to remain aware and active all the way to graduation day.
Diamond and Platinum Level Benefits - Blended Learning For Elementary Level Students
While even the youngest students engage in online learning experiences, most elementary students also have offline learning experiences. Young students need to develop fine motor skills, so crafts and learning activities involving scissor-use, coloring, pasting, and other hands-on activities are incorporated into lessons. Also, younger students need to develop handwriting skills. Reading is regularly assigned whether it is independent reading or assigned across the curriculum covering multiple subjects/courses. Parents and Personalized Education Coaches work together to ensure that each student has a developmentally-appropriate program whether it be online, print-based, or blended. Both Diamond and Platinum levels offer students greater personalized support and attention. Our new Diamond Level boasts the highest level of personalized attention, and as such, is often recommended for our younger students, or students who require a deeper level of guidance and one-on-one interaction. Platinum level students are able to work through courses at an advanced page with the ability to take more than the traditional six full-year courses within a calendar year
For our print-based and blended curriculum options, see our Elementary School Curriculum Catalog for a description of materials available for each subject. Once enrolled, our Personalized Education Coach will discuss which print-based options are suited best for your child based on assessment results.