Summer School Program
ED Anywhere provides several alternative education options:

Distance Learning

ED Anywhere, LLC offers summer school for distance leaning students. To register students will need contact us at 703-433-0805 or please click here for the enrollment forms.

Classes are provided with the following format

All lectures are provided online in text format. Students can use "Text Assis"t (students will have to purchase this program in order to down load the player on computer) to play lectures should they want to hear the lectures rather than read them.

Submissions (or homework assignments) can be done onsite as well as at home. Security features are built into the software to detect and prevent cheating. Should the student create a security violation, it will be investigated and processed. Cheating will not be tolerated and will result in a failed grade for the semester and possible dismissal from ED Anywhere. All hours logged on to the ED Anywhere s classes are achieved and can and will be referenced regularly for authenticity of the student completing submissions. There are also several other security measure that are active but are not mentioned.

Students needing additional help in a subject area, such as understanding the lectures, questions regarding the text book or clarification with submissions, will schedule meetings with the instructor during the morning sessions. Instructors will provide guidance, instruction and structure for students at ED Anywhere.

Students will be required to provide handwritten notes prior to taking any exams. These notes should correspond to homework assignments and text material. Should student not provide the notes then they will not be allowed to take requested exams.

Students are required to have a photo ID with them and provide such ID prior to the taking of any exams. All exams will be proctored by ED Anywhere staff.

Students will need to purchase a lab kit in order to complete science labs. Labs have been created so that they are safe when all safety procedure have been followed and should be conducted under the supervision of ED Anywhere or a supervising adult.

It will take an average student 140 hours to complete a class. This will include writing notes, readings, lectures, homework assignments, and the taking of exams. Some students experiencing more difficulty with a subject may require more time. The hours indicated does not include additional instruction or tutoring time with an instructor. Students will also have access to teacher during after hours by using the e-mail feature provided on their ED Anywhere account.

The weight of each class is as follows: Submissions, Attendance & Handwritten Notes = 33.33% of grade, Midterm exam = 33.33% of grade, and Final exam = 33.33% of grade.

Two-thirds of the student's grade will be weighted on the midterm and final exams. Midterm exams consist of 30 questions related to the previous nine submissions. First semester final and comprehensive finals consist of 60 questions. Test questions consist of matching, true or false, short answers, multiple choice, and/or essay style questions. Exams will be online or paper based. All exams will be proctored by ED Anywhere staff.

All teachers are master's level or higher, Virginia certified/licensed K12 teachers. Some have certifications in special education, ED or LD. Staff have been approved for instruction in the following areas: Math/Science, English, and Social Studies/History.

Course Descriptions


English

English 7

Integrates the study of writing and literature through the examination of a variety of genres. Students will identify the elements of composition in the reading selections to understand their function and effect on the reader. Practice is provided in narrative and expository writing. Topics include comparison and contrast, persuasive, and cause and effect essays, as well as descriptive and figurative language. Lessons are supplemented with vocabulary development, grammar and syntax exercises, along with an introduction to verbal phrases, and research tools.
(36 submissions, 4 exams)

Reading 7

Improves students comprehension skills and introduces the elements of literature. Exercises accompanying reading selections develop habits of careful reading and analysis of both prose and poetry. Students define and learn to recognize and employ literary devices such as metaphors, similes, alliteration, dialogue, point of view, and personification. They are taught to distinguish between fact and opinion in non-fiction. The course provides opportunities for students to improve their own writing and to expand vocabulary.
(36 submissions, 4 exams)

English 8

Extends the skills developed in English 7 through detailed study of parts of sentences and paragraphs to understand their importance to good writing. Students will also acquire study skills such as time management and test-taking strategies. Other topics include punctuation, word choice, syntax, varying sentence structure, subordination and coordination, detail and elaboration, effective use of reference materials, and proofreading.
(36 submissions, 4 exams)

Reading 8

Reinforces and expands the reading skills developed in Reading 7. Emphasis in this course is on critical thinking and understanding the relationships that exist between people, ideas, and events. Readings are excerpts and short selections of fiction and non-fiction, including biographies, autobiographies, and personal essays. The more complex literary devices, such as irony, exaggeration and understatement, allusion, tone, and style are studied. Students continue vocabulary building with special attention to distinguishing between connotation and denotation.
(36 submissions, 4 exams)

English I (1 Credit)-Nineth Grade English Class

Introduces the elements of writing demonstrated in poems, short stories, plays and essays. Grammar skills are enhanced by the study of sentence structure and style and by student composition of paragraphs and short essays. Topics include narration, exposition, description, argumentation, punctuation, usage, spelling, and sentence and paragraph structure.
(36 submissions, 4 exams)

English II (1 Credit)-Tenth Grade English Class

Focuses on using personal experiences, opinions, and interests as a foundation for writing. Skills acquired in English I are reinforced and polished. Literary models are provided to demonstrate paragraph unity and a more sophisticated word choice. A research paper is required for completion of course. Topics include grammar, sentence and paragraph structure, organizing compositions, and the research paper.
(36 submissions, 4 exams, I paper)

American Literature/English III (1 Credit)-Eleventh Grade English Class

Surveys American authors and the historical development of literature in America. The course illustrates how the events in history and the cultural heritage of the times influenced the work of authors. The ability to analyze literary works is stressed. Topics include Puritanism, Deism, Neoclassicism, Romanticism, Transcendentalism, Realism, and Naturalism.
(36 submissions, 4 exams)

English Literature/English IV (1 Credit)-Twelfth Grade English Class

Studies British literature in order of the historical time periods and shows the influence of cultural and historical change on the authors  themes. Composition skills are expanded with an emphasis on analyzing literary works. Topics include Chaucer and the Middle Ages, Shakespeare, the Cavalier Poets, and the Romantic, Victorian and Modern eras.
(30 submissions, 4 exams)

Structure of Writing (½ Credit)

Focuses on the fundamentals of grammar and usage to strengthen writing skills. Journal assignments and expository and narrative writing are required. Topics include vocabulary; spelling; coordination and subordination; simple, compound, and complex sentences; and the construction of clearly written paragraphs and essays.
(17 submissions, 2 exams)


Mathematics

Math 7

Explores basic math concepts and their applications. Students will increase their skill with decimals, fractions, percents, and ratios. The course provides tools for problem solving and includes an introduction to algebra and geometry. Among the topics studied are discrete math and probability, surface area, equations, statistics, and data analysis.
(36 submissions, 4 exams)

Business Math (1 Credit)

Focuses on reviewing and applying arithmetic skills utilized at home and in business. Students learn how to budget, spend, invest, and make everyday financial decisions. Topics include budgeting, computing income and property taxes, investing in the stock market, finding interest rates, analyzing statistics, and balancing financial accounts.
(36 submissions, 4 exams)

Pre-Algebra (1 Credit)

Sharpens students arithmetic skills and illustrates abstract concepts by introducing linear equations, number patterns, the order of operations, linear inequalities, fractions, exponents, and factoring. Some basic components of geometry are discussed.
(36 submissions, 4 exams)

Algebra I (1 Credit)

Leads the student through elementary algebra using the Saxon method. Students learn how to add, subtract, multiply and divide monomials. Other areas of discussion include integral equations, factoring, fractions, simultaneous equations, quadratic equations, the theory of exponents, and graphing.
(36 submissions, 4 exams)

Algebra I, Part I (1 Credit)

Covers the material of the first semester of Algebra I over a full year (or a 36-lesson) time frame. This course is intended to assist those students who require additional time or practice to grasp algebraic concepts.
(16 submissions, 4 exams)

Algebra I, Part II (1 Credit)

Covers the material of the second semester of Algebra I over a full year (or a 32-lesson) time frame. This course is intended to assist those students who require additional time or practice to grasp algebraic concepts.
(32 submissions, 4 exams)

Geometry (1 Credit)

Introduces the principal concepts of geometric terms and processes, as well as problem solving and logic. Topics discussed are lines, planes, triangles, circles, theorems, constructions, the measurement of solid figures, coordinates, and proofs.
(36 submissions, 4 exams)

Algebra II (1 Credit)

Extends the algebraic functions learned in Algebra I by bringing in concepts of linear, quadratic, and simultaneous equations; laws of exponents; progression; binomial theorems; and logarithms. Prerequisite  Successful completion of Algebra I and at least one semester of Geometry
(36 submissions, 4 exams)


Sciences

Physical Science (1 Credit)

Provides an overview of the physical sciences, such as chemistry and physics, and natural resources, energy use, and the environment. Students are introduced to the standards of measurement (the SI system) and the natural laws that form the building blocks of all sciences.
(25 submissions, 4 exams)

Earth Science (1 Credit)

Surveys basic physical sciences such as geology, biology, meteorology, oceanography, astronomy, botany, and physics and their impact on the earth and its processes. Students are guided to a better understanding of how the earth and the universe are structured.
(34 submissions, 4 exams)

Biology (1 Credit)

Introduces students to the five kingdoms of living organisms and identifies their structure, function, classification, and inter-relationships, as well as their relationship to the environment. Additional topics of discussion include cellular reproduction and respiration, energy and metabolism, photosynthesis, human physiology, ecosystems, and vertebrates and invertebrates.
(36 submissions, 3 labs, 4 exams)

Chemistry (1 Credit)

Covers chemical theory, descriptive chemistry, and the changes in matter and its properties. Students learn how to classify the different states of matter as well as how atoms and compounds are structured. Additional areas of discussion include chemical energetics, measurements, bonding, stoichiometry, ionization, hydrocarbons, oxidation and reduction. Simple lab experiments are required.
(36 submissions, 13 labs, 4 exams)

Physics (1 Credit)

Introduces students to the physics of motion, properties of matter, force, heat, vector, light, and sound. Students learn the history of physics from the discoveries of Galileo and Newton to modern-day physicists. The course focuses more on explanation than calculation and will prepare the student for introductory quantitative physics at the college level. Additional areas of discussion include gases and liquids, atoms, electricity, magnetism, and nuclear physics.
(24 submissions, 4 exams)

Health (½ Credit)

Teaches human anatomy and physiology and increases student awareness of healthy lifestyle choices and the importance of physical fitness. Topics discussed include nutrition; fitness fundamentals; mental and emotional well-being; the effects of drugs, alcohol, and tobacco; the environment; and public health and infectious diseases, as well as safety, accident prevention, and first aid.
(8 submissions, 2 exams)


Social Studies

Geography (1 Credit)

Introduces terminology used in both physical and human geography and teaches students about different countries in the world, their languages, religions, political systems and economics. Landforms of mountains and major rivers will be dis-cussed. Topics include the countries of North America, Latin America, Asia, Antarctica, Europe, Africa, and the Pacific.
(36 submissions, 4 exams)

World History (1 Credit)

Provides a thorough overview of the world s history from pre-historic times to the present. The focus is on major events, including the growth of political powers, social and economic developments, and the rise of civilization. The course identifies the inventions, historical figures, and ideas of the past which influence the present and future. Topics include the ancient world, the development of major religions, the Renaissance and Reformation, and the World Wars.
(35 submissions, 4 exams)

American History (1 Credit)

Examines the founding and development of the United States from the start of European exploration and settling of the original colonies to how they grew and became a powerful united nation. Other topics of study include the development of economics, politics, society, and the culture of America. Topics focus on the Europeans in North America, the Revolutionary War, Manifest Destiny, the Civil War, the Industrial Revolution, the United States in the 20th Century, and the influence of immigration on American society and culture.
(36 lessons, 16 submissions, 4 exams)

American Government (1 Credit)

Introduces students to a comprehensive survey of the operation and development of federal, state, county and city governments. The course examines all aspects of government: its statute making, diplomacy, labor policies, public finance, and the contrasts between national, state and local levels of government. Topics emphasize the branches of government, the checks and balance system of the national government, the separation of power, and the role of the government in promoting the interests of the people and involving itself in current topics. Other areas of discussion include the constituition; civil rights and equality; the legislative, judicial and executive branches; the Federal Reserve System, and foreign policy.
(26 lessons, 8 submissions, 4 exams)

Economics (1 Credit)

Introduces students to how decisions are made in the four areas of production. Topics include saving, spending, and borrowing; the law of supply and demand, the Federal Reserve System; sources of money supply; and how the government plays a unique role in an open market economy.
(20 submissions, 4 exams)

Art History (1 Credit)

Introduces painting, sculpture, and architecture from ancient times to the 20th Century. By studying various forms of art from the historical periods, students develop an eye for technique. Topics include Greek and Roman art, Renaissance painting and sculpture, Baroque and Neoclassical art, Impressionism, Expressionism, and abstract art.
(32 submissions, 4 exams)



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