Our school is a vibrant online community of families who value the flexibility of participating in an academic program online with all coursework customized to meet the needs of individual students. Your student’s academic coach will help you to select a customized set of courses and schedule so your student can advance at his/her own pace. Academic coaches meet with their students weekly to review progress, teach study skills and provide academic counseling.
Stanza is a mastery-based program, which means that students receive credit for demonstrating knowledge of the required material. They may test out of units they have mastered or slow down to spend more time on new or difficult material. Stanza does not issue grades of “D” or “F.” Credit is provided for courses in which students receive an A, B, C or “Pass.” Otherwise, they receive an “Incomplete” and continue to work with their teachers and tutors until mastery is achieved.
One of the advantages of Stanza is the freedom students have to work at their own levels, no matter their age. Middle-school students who want to progress faster than is typical in math, for example, have the option of taking courses at the high school or college level.