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Virtual Learning

Horizon Charter Schools offers a variety of online resources to support your student's learning.

Students can make use of a number of virtual learning opportunities to enrich their educational experiences. Online programs at most age and skill levels are available to support students' academic interests.

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High school students are offered personalized weekly virtual instruction for core courses or oversight by their Supervising Teacher. VLI offers many resources including recorded virtual classes, web sites and tips for learning material to aid students in academic success. This includes online math tutoring. Classes offered:

  • Pre Algebra, Algebra 1 & 2, Geometry
  • English 9, 10, 11, 12
  • US History, World History, Econ, Government,
  • Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Physical Science

For a schedule of tentative fall classes click here».

APEX Online Learning

Apex Learning is the leading digital curriculum provider of blended and virtual learning standards-based online high school courses that help schools successfully engage all students in rigorous coursework. that prepares them for high school graduation, college, and beyond. To learn more about the program and to review courses visit the web page.

We offer APEX courses taught by our own instructors. These courses are:

  • Algebra 1 & 2, Geometry
  • English 9, 10, 11, 12
  • US History, World History, Econ, Government,
  • Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Physical Science

As a student at HCS, your teacher can also sign you up for a variety of APEX Online classes that cover the remaining Core courses, AP level courses, foreign language courses and various electives. For a complete list go to http://www.apexlearning.com/Catalog.htm?id_catalog=5


http://www.aleks.com/k12/tour - to take a tour
Aleks is an online math tutoring program that is available to your student 24/7.
Features of ALEKS include:

  • Topics are available in both English and Spanish.
  • ALEKS avoids multiple-choice questions. All questions are algorithmically generated and require a "free response."
  • Whenever the student re-enters the system after a break, she automatically returns to the place she was last working. This is true even if the departure was caused by unexpected loss of connectivity on the Internet or a PC crash.
  • ALEKS offers a comprehensive message center that allows the student to communicate with her instructor about the content using subject-appropriate notation.

Accelerated Reader and Math

Accelerated Reader and Accelerated Math are data driven programs that work with students' individual needs in the areas of Reading and Math. It provides daily formative assessment and periodic progress-monitoring technology to enhance core curriculum, support differentiated instruction, and personalize practice in reading, writing and math. These programs are teacher monitored but student driven.

Atomic Learning

Atomic Learning is a important resource in our dedication to providing the highest quality education to students. In addition to being a resource for our staff and students, our subscription to Atomic Learning is also available to all families! Our subscription to Atomic Learning includes nearly 50,000 step-by-step tutorials on common software, workshops and technology integration projects on emerging topics, such as blogging and Internet Safety.

A Time For Writing

Time 4 Writing is an online writing program. Certified teachers provide one-on-one instruction and assign weekly topics through an easy-to-use online system. Students simply log in and work through the interactive lessons and writing assignments at their own pace. Then, their personal writing teacher, acting as an online writing tutor, reviews each assignment and provides personalized feedback the day after it is submitted. They offer courses for beginning writers all the way up to SAT writing courses for high school students.


BrainPOP creates animated, curriculum-based content that engages students, supports educators, and bolsters achievement. Our award-winning online educational resources include BrainPO Jr. (K-3), BrainPOP, BrainPOP Español, and BrainPOP ESL. In June 2011 GameUp™ was launched. It is a collection of top free online game titles that tie right in to curriculum.

BrainPop Educators

This features free lesson plans, video tutorials, professional development tools, graphic organizers, best practices, groups and forums, and much more.

Buckle Down Online

At Buckle down online, student books and online products are designed to move students to proficiency with targeted, student-friendly content and easy-to-grasp lessons that help children reach mastery and feel confident in their skills. Buckle Down Online™, the new web-based program, is designed to continuously measure student performance through state-specific skills practice customized for individual students. With 24/7 access, Buckle Down Online assists educators in making decisions by assessing student proficiency, monitoring progress with instant feedback, and providing resources for remediation. The practice tests and review questions match the style of the official state exams, allowing students to become comfortable with the high-stakes test format.

Discovery Streaming

Discovery Education offers a breadth and depth of digital media content that is immersive, engaging and brings the world into the classroom to give every student a chance to experience fascinating people, places, and events. All content is aligned to state standards, can be aligned to custom curriculum, and supports a variety of instruction.


The Education Program for Gifted Youth (EPGY) at Stanford University is a continuing project dedicated to developing and offering multimedia computer-based distance-learning courses. Combining technical and instructional expertise, EPGY provides high-ability students of all ages with an individualized educational experience, optimized in both pace and content. Through EPGY, students have access to courses in a variety of subjects at levels ranging from kindergarten through advanced-undergraduate. Since its inception over 50,000 students from 35 countries have taken courses from EPGY.


Read Naturally has launched Read Live, a comprehensive set of research-based programs that assesses reading and engages students with a motivating curriculum that supports fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, and phonics. With Read Live, educators can easily differentiate instruction to meet the needs of a wide range of students, from first grade to adult.

Rosetta Stone Online

Rosetta Stone features a foreign language curriculum specially designed to provide homeschool students with a rich, fully interactive and engaging language-learning experience, while giving parents the tools and resources needed to manage student progress without extensive planning or supervision. Rosetta Stone is self-paced and designed to make it easy for parents to offer language learning even if they don't understand the language their students are studying. Students are instantly captivated by Rosetta Stone so they stay engaged. Plus, with positive reinforcement and quick results, their language-learning confidence soars!

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