As in the past, your student’s weekly lesson will be available in a paper booklet. Academy students will go to their weekly class, and an educated teacher will present the lesson, as is the current practice. Enrichment at Home families will teach the lesson in their homes as they do now.
Integrated with the weekly lesson, there are practice questions for students to complete on paper and pencil to help ensure that the lesson is well understood.
To reinforce the lesson, your student will complete online content and interactive activities at A Grade Ahead Online’s website—online.agradeahead.com. Each student will have a unique log in and password to use and can complete the activities at his or her leisure. (The amount of homework is the same as it has been in the past—the equivalent of three days of homework exercises.)
Your student’s work will be automatically graded with immediate feedback. The online activities also have rationales for all questions, so students can see why they got the question wrong or right.
You can log in to check your student’s progress, look at progress reports, view the badges your student has earned, and more! Just use your student’s log in and password to access his or her dashboard.
Your child should use the monthly lesson booklet throughout the month until he or she receives a new booklet the following month. Each math and English booklet consists of four sections, one for each week of the month.
After learning the weekly lesson and completing paper and pencil worksheets, your student will log in to A Grade Ahead Online to complete three more days of online activities within the week. These activities are colorful and have fun features like drag and drop questions, matching games, as well as traditional word problems. It is best to complete these activities on either a computer or tablet. Mobile phones are not optimal and make it difficult to perform effectively.
If your child is enrolled in math and is in grades Kindergarten through Pre-Algebra I, he or she will complete numerical drills through our A Grade Ahead Online program. These drills will help your child improve his or her arithmetic skills, like addition, subtractions, multiplication, division, etc. If your student performs well on the first set of numerical drills, they will be challenged to more difficult drills, adapting to your student’s skill level.
At the end of each week, your student will take an electronic quiz to demonstrate his or her knowledge. The fourth quiz of the month will have a standardized testing format so that your student gains confidence and has practice preparing for these important tests.
A series of reports are available on your student’s A Grade Ahead Online dashboard. To access, use your student’s login and password. You will be able to drill down into all of your student’s activities to see his or her scores, the amount of time each set of activities took, how many activities were completed and more.