Nurturing Young Minds
At Massachusetts Virtual Academy at Greenfield Commonwealth Virtual School (MAVA@GCVS), we nurture inquisitive minds with the K¹² approach that Big Ideas + Consecutive Down Payments + Practice = Mastery. Throughout our K-8 course offerings, you will find certain recurring themes that build on the previous grade's teaching and weave an ever-richer tapestry of knowledge. Our individualized approach means each child can go as fast or slow as is needed. And with more than 700 lessons per subject, students can dive deeply into areas of interest.
The curriculum was created by a team of experts at K¹², using tried-and-true educational approaches for instruction. Our core courses—Language Arts/English, Math, Science, History, Art, and Music—are combined into a rich full-time schooling option. The lesson plans for each subject are integrated, so your child may be reading literature from the same time period as the history lesson she is studying. What begins as a story about a king who lost his wife may end up with an examination of the architecture and history of the Taj Mahal, built as a monument to a dead queen.
Bringing Lessons to Life
Lessons come to life with a rich mixture of online and offline teaching tools, including interactive animations, award-winning printed books with beautiful illustrations and narrative, original CDs and videos, and materials for hands-on experiments. Lessons are followed by assessments so you can be sure that your child has mastered a particular area before moving on, and built-in planning and progress tools make it easy to keep on track.
K-8 Course Descriptions
Find more specific information about how each subject and grade-level course is aligned with Massachusetts frameworks, and how online schooling allows students to participate when they have the time and stamina during the day or evening.