Online Curriculum

Quality Curriculum is KEY to Success

The curriculum used for Intersect Virtual School has been specifically designed for use in online instruction and time-tested for over a decade. Our curriculum is aligned to Michigan content standards and lays the groundwork for future academic success by:

  • Building a solid foundation in reading, writing, and mathematics
  • Developing lifelong learners with analytical skills
  • Encouraging exploration, critical thinking, and problem-solving

Technology Makes It Possible

Intersect Virtual School uses Connexus®, a proprietary technology built specifically for online instruction in grades K-12, which allows us to bring the classroom to any student via an internet connection.

Under the direction of our teachers, students access and complete coursework online, as well as submit some assignments via email. Students, teachers, and family members communicate through our own secure email system, on dedicated message boards, or by telephone. Our online grade book allows students and parents/guardians to track their progress at any time of day or night. Families can also monitor all students within the household easily from the system home page. 

Online Student Experience with Connexus and LiveLesson®

ConnexusConnexus is the online engine that makes learning at Intersect Virtual School possible. At home or wherever the Internet is accessible, this user-friendly online education management system connects students with their lessons, teachers, and a wide range of educational resources.
 
See for yourself how Intersect Virtual School brings the classroom to you! Watch how students learn from home by linking to teachers, lessons, and classmates using Pearson's Connexus. With this powerful online system, world-class curriculum, and caring teachers, we tailor learning to each child’s needs, talents, interests, and learning style.
 
LiveLesson®

LiveLesson is a virtual classroom where students may interact with their teacher as a lesson is being taught. These lessons occur weekly to help with the content being covered in a course. 

LiveLesson Session

Online Courses

Intersect Virtual School's online program is a challenging, standards-based alternative to a brick-and-mortar school curriculum or a home school curriculum. We offer a wide variety of free online courses that provide a solid foundation for whatever path our graduates choose: attending college or starting a career. We combine the latest advancements in online instruction with the best curriculum resources.

  • Core and Elective Courses: Core courses cover subjects in math, science, language arts, and social studies. There are also many elective courses in areas such as foreign languages, digital technology, journalism, and art history.
  • Honors and AP® Courses: Honors/AP courses are particularly beneficial for college-bound students, or any ambitious student who wishes to demonstrate mastery in a specific subject area.
  • College Courses: Students in Michigan may be able to take college courses while still in high school, simultaneously earning high school and college credit.
  • NCAA® Approved Courses: Many core high school courses are approved by the NCAA Eligibility Center. 
  • Interactive Lessons: Weekly LiveLesson® sessions simulate a classroom in a virtual setting. Click here to learn more about LiveLesson sessions!

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List of NCAA Approved Courses

Pearson

The following courses, organized by subject area, have been approved by the NCAA Eligibility Center for use towards initial eligibility when delivered by Connections Education, Connections Academy, or Pearson Online and Blended Learning (formerly Connections Learning) teachers using the Connexus platform. The approved content is the Connections Education version of the course. Note that not all courses may be available at all locations, and there may be slight variations between your state’s course naming convention and the name of the course listed on the NCAA Eligibility Center High School Portal.

English Courses

  • 9 English
  • 10 English
  • 11 English
  • 12 Honors English
  • 9 Honors English
  • 10 Honors English 1
  • 1 Honors English
  • 12 Journalism
  • Speech and Debate
  • AP English Language & Composition
  • AP English Literature & Composition
Available in Limited Locations:
  • American Lit and Comp
  • British Lit & Comp
  • Dual Credit Honors English 11
  • Dual Credit Honors English 12
  • Honors American Lit and Comp
  • Honors British Lit & Comp
  • Honors World Literature
  • Pre-AP English 1
  • Pre-AP English 2
  • World Literature

Social Studies Courses

  • American Government (year-long)
  • Economics
  • Geography and Society
  • Honors American Government
  • Honors US History
  • Honors World History
  • US History
  • Psychology
  • World Geography
  • World History
  • AP Human Geography
  • AP Macroeconomics
  • AP Microeconomics
  • AP Psychology
  • AP US Government
  • AP US History
Available in Limited Locations:
  • Arizona Government
  • Arizona United States History
  • Business Law
  • Civics
  • Criminal Investigation
  • Cultural Geography
  • Dual Credit US History
  • Introduction to Homeland Security
  • Introduction to Law
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Modern World History
  • Pre-AP World History
  • Texas World History
  • US Government (semester long)

Math Courses

  • Algebra 1
  • Algebra 2
  • Calculus
  • Geometry
  • Honors Algebra 1
  • Honors Algebra 2
  • Honors Geometry
  • Honors Precalculus
  • Precalculus
  • Statistics
  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Calculus BC
  • AP Statistics
Available in Limited Locations:
  • Advanced Algebra with Financial Applications
  • Advanced Quantitative Reasoning CCGPS Advanced Algebra
  • CCGPS Analytic Geometry
  • CCGPS Coordinate Algebra
  • Dual Credit Honors Algebra 2
  • Dual Credit Precalculus
  • Dual Credit Trigonometry
  • Linear Systems and Statistics
  • Pre-AP Algebra 1
  • Pre-AP Algebra 2
  • Pre-AP Geometry
  • Pre-AP Precalculus
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • Secondary Math I
  • Secondary Math II
  • Secondary Math III
  • Trigonometry

Natural/Physical Science Courses

An asterisk (*) denotes a course with a lab requirement.

  • Biology*
  • Chemistry*
  • Earth Science*
  • Earth Space Science*
  • Environmental Science*
  • Honors Biology*
  • Honors Chemistry*
  • Honors Earth Science*
  • Honors Earth Space Science*
  • Honors Marine Science
  • Honors Physical Science*
  • Marine Science
  • Physical Science*
  • Physics*
  • AP Biology*
  • AP Environmental Science*
Available in Limited Locations:
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Environmental Systems
  • Integrated Chemistry and Physics* Introduction to Astronomy
  • Pre-AP Biology*
  • Pre-AP Chemistry*
  • Texas Biology*
  • Texas Chemistry*
  • Texas Honors Biology*
  • Texas Honors Chemistry*

Additional Courses

  • Chinese I
  • Chinese II
  • Chinese III
  • French I
  • French II
  • French III
  • French IV
  • German I
  • German II
  • German III
  • Japanese I
  • Japanese II
  • Latin I
  • Latin II
  • Latin III
  • Sign Language I
  • Sign Language II
  • Spanish I
  • Spanish II
  • Spanish III
  • Spanish IV
  • AP Spanish Language
 
Available in Limited Locations
  • American Sign Language I
  • American Sign Language II