5 Ways to Keep Students Learning This Summer with Edmentum Courseware and EdOptions Academy

5 Ways to Keep Students Learning This Summer with Edmentum Courseware and EdOptions Academy

The much-anticipated summer break is almost upon us. And, while most students will be attempting to forget about school, summer is the most opportune time to earn credits that are needed to catch up, explore something new, or even plan for the fall. So, what’s the difference between Edmentum Courseware and EdOptions Academy?

With Edmentum Courseware, students can explore a digital curriculum that is both challenging and offers many options for learning and can be experienced in a traditional brick and mortar classroom or a blended learning environment. EdOptions Academy provides the flexibility to fit learning into busy summer schedules with a fully accredited virtual school experience with anytime, anywhere access to mobile-friendly, engaging curriculum. Let’s dig into five ways to support summer as well as fall planning for your students:

  1. Advanced Courses – Prep for AP Bio, check!

Getting ahead during the summer months is one of the most advantageous ways to accelerate learning. In addition, taking an advanced course during the summer months is helpful because students often take fewer classes, which helps with their workload.

  1. Health & Fitness Courses – Explore real-world, applicable skills

Edmentum’s Health and Fitness Library courses powered by Carone Learning can help provide students with powerful summer learning experiences. Students can acquire important real-world skills, including CPR, personal and household safety, and effective study methods. These are skills that students can use right away, and for some students, the courses may even fulfill graduation requirements.

  1. Foreign Languages – Go from “hello” to “hola” in three months

Perhaps a student is interested in a language not currently offered at your school. Chinese, French, German, Latin, and Spanish language courses are available through EdOptions Academy. 

  1. CTE – Professional Photography, sign me up!

Career and technical education courses provide a plethora of enrichment options for students to explore. With diverse offerings such as Game Development and Introduction to Fashion Design, courses can help students prepare for postsecondary education or careers. In fact, according to ACTE, 91 percent of high school graduates who earned two to three CTE credits enrolled in college.

  1. Life Skills – Learn how to get personal finances in check

Yes, the goal of summer school has traditionally been to simply improve academic skills, but summer school also offers the opportunity for such a broader and richer spectrum of activities that can motivate and engage students. Also, students will be simultaneously improving personal skills.

Interested in learning more about how Edmentum’s digital curriculum can help your school or district keep students engaged in learning throughout the summer? Check out our full course catalog, and get started today!