Each student in our online elementary school program is assigned a Personal Education Coach (PEC) upon enrollment. The PEC works with you and your student on personalizing your experience with CMASAS. They are your student's coach, guide, and advocate. Students can choose to stay with the same PEC for multiple years or make a change if they need to. In this video, Assistant Director of Instruction and PEC Brittanie Bates talks about her role with students and families.
During elementary school (grades K-5), the Personalized Education Coach and Course Instructor are one in the same for core courses and most electives. Having the PEC also be the student's course instructor allows for the PEC to form a strong bond with a student and truly understand each student as a learner and individual.
For students who elect to take a foreign language, they will have a foreign language instructor.
Elementary students enrolled with CMASAS study all four-core subjects (language arts, science, social studies, and math) and two elective courses. Elective courses can include art, physical education, foreign languages, coding and computational thinking, and technical literacy. Given that we are a school that personalizes the student experience, students also have the option of using outside hobbies to fulfill elective credit with Personalize Education Coach oversight. Your student will have structure, freedom, and flexibility as they work toward completing grade level requirements.
When enrolling your student in our elementary school, you are becoming part of the educational team here at CMASAS. Students will work with you, their PEC and Course Instructors to learn course material and complete projects. The younger the student, the more involvement a parent will have in their child's daily educational activities. PECs will provide guidance, oversight, and support to both the student and parent as they navigate online learning.
The personalized nature of our school requires parents to help keep students engaged with the material and allows for parents to help the student have the educational experience they feel their student needs to be successful. Parents, students, and the PEC work together to outline a schedule and plan for each student. This plan and schedule are items that are adjusted as the student, parent and/or PEC work together.