Students in grades 6th – 8th access the general education core curriculum, Adobe Creative Cloud, NWEA MAP assessments, foreign language courses, and more! The general education core curriculum includes an array of teaching videos, readings, and assessments. Along with our general core, students will have a full suite of courses, electives, foreign languages, and specialized STEM activities. Certified teachers are assigned to each general education course, and students can message the teacher with questions directly within the course pages!
Teacher support and live help
Our teachers and tutors hold live office hours for student support Monday – Thursday. Students can also message teachers directly within the online curriculum on the exact page that they need help with! Teachers respond to messages on the same school day! Our team also helps to guide student academic development by providing ‘checks for understanding’ throughout the school year; the checks are mini-assessments which the student complete via web conference or phone with our teachers and tutors.
Wondering about the workload for online school? Students typically work on the general education core and enrichment courses for 3-5 hours daily for 4 days per week, and take a 5th day for offline learning activities which may include service learning/volunteering, physical education and sports, music, cooking and nutrition, art, and more. Flexible scheduling allows the student to progress through the courses at an individual pace. General education courses include Math, Science, English Language Arts, and History/Social Studies.
Students benefit from a wide range of electives to choose from—they are sure to find specialty electives to help develop their STEM passions! Our electives are an eclectic mix of general elective courses, foreign language enrichment courses, and specialized STEM learning opportunities. From animation and graphic design to zoology and Mandarin Chinese, your favorite electives are just a click away! All private school students receive a student user account for Adobe Creative Cloud!
World language electives for Dolphin STEM Academy private school students are based on the top 3 business world languages. Other than English, these are:
- Mandarin Chinese
- Arabic (Modern Standard)
In addition to electives, students can participate in a wide range of clubs. Blog and fine tune graphic design and animation skills with our digital media production club. Gain leadership experience as a member of the student council. Showcase your intellectual skills in our Honor Society. Compete in our various STEM competitions–globally and locally!
Our goal is to help prepare every Dolphin STEM Academy student to achieve their dreams and live their passion! Join our Middle School program!