What subjects will my child study?
The base subjects taught at Agora Cyber Charter School, as in all public schools, are: English/language arts, math, science, history, and the arts. Your child will study other subjects based on grade level and state requirements, such as elective courses.
What is the partnership between parents and state-certified teachers?
We embrace a collaborative partnership between teachers and parents to empower students to reach their personal potential. Teachers give feedback on student assignments, and use multiple instructional strategies to ensure that all students achieve mastery.
How many teachers will my child have?
Students in kindergarten through the 2nd grade have one teacher. Students in grades 3 through 12 will have one teacher for each of the core instructional areas.
How does Agora meet the needs of gifted and talented students?
An instructional team uses the existing curriculum components and supplemental activities to meet gifted and talented learners in a number of ways. The students may receive:
- Placement at a higher instructional level in a course
- Faster pacing in the courses
- Individualized Learning Plan tailored to the student’s advancement
- Personal learning time
Is there a special needs program?
Yes. Approximately 20% of our students enrolled in Agora are special-education students. We work with their home school district to provide an IEP (Individual Education Plan), and follow all federal and state regulations and standards. As a public charter school, we implement Chapter 711 for special education and Chapter 15 Section 504 for protected handicapped students.
Will my child have the option of learning a world language?
A world language course is offered to all students who meet the academic criteria.
Will there be live online classes?
Yes; live online classes will be held to ensure student academic achievement. There will also be various enrichment session opportunities in all subject areas.
How much time do students spend on the computer?
The specific time spent on the computer varies based on the individual needs of the student. Each student’s strengths and weaknesses dictate the frequency of online sessions, additional programs, and remediation needed. We believe in a balanced approach toward education. In general, students are expected to spend the following amount of time doing a combination of online and offline work: Elementary: 4 - 6 hours, Middle School: 4 - 6 hours, High School: 5 - 7 hours.