All daily lessons are delivered online via our secure school site. Students login to the computer each day to their Homeroom, which stores all of their classes and lessons. They go into the Classroom (course) that they would like to work in, and then click on the lessons they need to complete. Lessons are written to the student (not the parent, or class, etc.) and contain about 45 minutes of work. Lessons are comprised of content readings, engaging activities, colorful graphics, animated materials, and the infusion of multimedia, such as digitized sound and videos.
Families are in charge of their own daily schedule. Students can do all their work at one time, or can space it throughout the day. Some students enjoy working on one subject each day, while others enjoy moving though all of their subjects every day. The MorningStar Academy has a mixture of online and offline assignments. Middle and high school students typically spend 2-4 hours online per day and elementary students spend about 1/2 of that time. The student’s schedule can be easily adjusted to accommodate family matters, extracurricular activities and unexpected events such as illness, still leaving plenty of time for the student to complete all courses within the 10 month period of September to June.
Distance education is quickly transforming education as we know it!!