High School Curriculum
Courses Specifically Designed for High School Students
ORVA uses the K12 high school curriculum to serve our students in grades 9–12. The K12 online high school environment blends the best features of the company's K–8 learning environment— elegant design, compelling interactivity, ease of use of both online and offline content —with key features designed to make the high school experience successful, given the far more complex high school world of content, skills, and time management.
A Catalog of Courses for Diverse Learners
The course catalog offers core and elective courses.* Math, language arts/English, science, and history courses are offered in two versions to meet the needs of diverse learners with diverse goals. Two levels of world languages are offered as well. Students can chart their own course, choosing from among two versions of courses to match their aptitude and goals.
Two Versions of Core Subjects
High school students can harness the power of individualized learning by choosing from the following two versions of math, language arts/English, science, and history courses:
- Core courses are similar to the standard courses offered by many other programs. They meet all academic requirements for each course area both for graduation as well as for potential admission into a wide range of colleges.
- Comprehensive courses are designed for students entering with a strong foundational knowledge and aptitude in the subject area being covered, as well as solid study skills.
Credit recovery courses are mastery-based and allow students to focus on the areas they need most to recover credits at an accelerated pace.
For the full list of K12 courses or to download our catalog, view the high school course list.
* The K12 high school course list and catalog include a complete list of the high school courses that K12 provides. While ORVA offers a comprehensive selection of courses for grades 9–12, not every K12 high school course is available to ORVA students. Information on specific courses of study and available electives are provided upon enrollment. For details, please speak to an enrollment consultant during the enrollment process.
Earn College Credit While in High School
Does your high school student want a head start on a college education? At ORVA, eligible secondary school students can participate in the tuition-free Expanded Options program, also known as dual enrollment. This program allows students to take courses that will fulfill high school graduation requirements through a local community college while earning both high school and college credit.
Participating students must initiate the process by enrolling with the community college. Students may be required to speak with a placement counselor and take the college entrance exam. Students are required to take classes that will fulfill high school graduation requirements and are classes that ORVA is unable to offer them.
High school is a time to prepare for your future; your new beginning. At ORVA, we celebrate when students reach their goals—and earning a diploma is a big deal! Even though we’re an online school, we make sure to recognize this special milestone. Watch our video to see how we celebrated K12-powered 2020 graduates.