It happens.

You look over at your child and guess what he’s doing?

Yep, on the phone. Probably when he is supposed to be doing something else.

Engaging a teen in today’s world when there are so many other ways to be entertained is no easy task.

And then when you are supposed to help them focus on something that’s not usually well-loved—like, say, homework—your job becomes particularly difficult.

Should we really blame the child, though, when the curriculum is outdated, or filled with text-heavy PDFs? Really, that’s not an issue of an ‘attention-spanless’ generation, that’s simply boring. Period.

Whether it’s online, homeschool or a flex education, students can receive an engaging curriculum.

That’s why we’ve vetted thoroughly to find the best curriculum offerings.

Among our curriculum offerings is StrongMind. Available to our 6–12th grade students, here’s what you can expect.

Award-winning multimedia designed for digital natives

As the parent, you know all too well that students are not going to spend the necessary time in their studies if they’re not enjoying it.

That’s why we provide a curriculum that’s been newly re-designed for today’s learners. Courses are not just aligned and A–G approved, they’re actually backward designed.

In other words, the curriculum developers (who are former educators themselves) didn’t just edit some content to so it passes the standards test. They actually scrapped everything, looked at the standards first, and developed new content around it.

More importantly, courses are packed with award-winning multimedia.

There are animated videos, real-life videos, graphic novels and interactive content throughout to help the students grasp concepts in a way they’ll actually enjoy.

This method of engaging the learner with interactive multimedia courses is proven. In fact, a recent study from StrongMind is showing percentage increases in grades among students using this curriculum.

Flipped Classroom for better personalized support

It’s kind of a funny term. But essentially, flipped classroom means working the opposite way of a traditional class.

In the brick-and-mortar traditional setting, a teacher usually presents the topic in class, then assigns homework.

Our students start with the homework first. Here’s why:

When students log in, read material and watch videos, it helps them start to understand concepts. Then they go through workbooks, aka homework.

Our system gathers data from the workbooks and sends it to the teacher. The teacher then analyzes and determines strengths and weak spots where their students need extra help.

That way, once it’s time for the instructors to teach, they don’t go in blind. They know exactly what areas to focus on because they’re better equipped with data.

Speaking of personalized support….

Each academy at Elite is coupled with certified teachers and educators. They are solely dedicated to helping our students succeed. Teachers are available via emails, messages and live online sessions to answer questions individually on homework.

Whether it’s homeschool with Elite educators, a flex education where there’s face-to-face instruction or online school, the added personalized support is the same.

About educational funding

Should you decide to enroll in Elite Virtual Flex, or Elite Homeschool academies, you can receive educational funds. This gives families the freedom to select the curriculum and enrichment options from Elite’s high quality vendors and partners that best suit their child’s specific needs, interests and goals.

Students must use initial funding toward core curriculum and any related materials and necessary tutoring. As long as a student is making academic progress any remaining funds can then be directed to enrichment opportunities, like:

Funds are granted per student, per school year. Both virtual and homeschool students receive funding. Learn more here.

If you’d like to learn more about the curriculum available to TK–5 graders, head here.