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Start Your Child on a Rewarding Learning Journey When we decided to add a distance learning option to our school system, we searched for the best we could find, and are pleased to have chosen Calvert Education. Calvert began providing distance learning over 100 years ago, and today their curriculum is used worldwide in virtual schools, charter schools, and homes. Calvert is dedicated to helping students realize their full potential, using a proven curriculum and expert instructional support systems designed to encourage academic excellence.

Accreditation and Alignment to Educational Standards Calvert Curriculum is accredited and approved by the Middle States Association Commission on Elementary and Secondary Schools and approved by the Maryland State Department of Education. The instructional program is based on the International Association for K–12 Online Learning (iNACOL) standards for online programs. Calvert regularly reviews all courses and introduces new materials after considering state standards and the standards established by the National Council for Teachers of Mathematics, National Council for Teachers of English, National Council for Teachers of Social Studies, and National Science Teachers Association, as well as the International Society for Technology in Education.

The Benefits You Will See from Calvert

• A balance between flexibility and structure for your family • Tuition-free access to the accredited Calvert program and support network • Step-by-step daily lesson plans • Instruction supported by highly qualified teachers • Clear academic objectives for individualized learning • An excellent balance of online and off-line learning • The Verticy Learning option, a specialized curriculum designed to help children who are struggling with reading, spelling, writing, or math for a variety of reasons including dyslexia and other learning disabilities.

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Measuring your child's progress Results Monitoring helps ensure academic success One of the most important keys to academic success is regularly monitoring your child’s performance and progress. A virtual education using the Calvert curriculum includes tools to help ensure that your child is meeting or exceeding performance expectations and mastering grade-level content. Your Supervising Teacher uses these assessment tools throughout the year to address concerns and adjust the academic program as needed.

Daily checkpoints

After finishing a lesson, your child will complete concise, objective online questions that give you instant feedback on retention of the lesson’s main ideas. Responses are automatically graded and recorded in the online Learning Management System (LMS).

Daily progress tracking

Daily attendance plays a vital role in a student’s academic achievement and success. Online features allow our school to track your child’s progress to ensure state regulatory compliance is met.

Weekly or biweekly check-ins

Some Supervising Teachers may conduct one-onone phone or webcam sessions with you and your child, helping to build a solid relationship and provide personal interaction, guidance, and feedback.

Monthly performance evaluations

A portfolio of your child’s tests will be evaluated, offering personalized feedback and guidance.

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Calvert Online Resources Learning made fun with interactive and multimedia resources Interactive learning brings ideas and concepts to life. Calvert has integrated technology with textbooks and traditional resources to provide your child with a dynamic, fun and enriching learning experience.

Britannica® School

Britannica® World Atlas

Your child has access to a wealth of information through the multimedia resources located in this ad‑free online version of Encyclopedia Britannica. Interactive and engaging graphics, audio, games, and videos accompany many topics, allowing your child to explore content according to their learning level.

The World Atlas allows your child to explore regions of the world through interactive Google Maps. Each country and major city contains additional resources where your child can read a summary, profile, or related historical highlights.

Grades K–8

Grades K–8

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Discovery Education STREAMING Videos

Game-Based Math Practice

Discovery™ Education STREAMING Grades K–8

Interactive Computer Skills Grades K–8

Calvert presents concept-specific videos from Discovery Education STREAMING. The videos will engage your child and help bring lessons alive.

BrainPOP® Grades K–8

Interactive multimedia learning is more than just fun; it increases learning. Calvert presents interactive tools featuring videos, games, and quizzes from BrainPOP. Your child will love using the online activities that are an integrated part of the Calvert experience. BrainPOP® Online Activity

Computer aptitude is a vital skill. Calvert Computer Skills are subject-integrated, animated and child-friendly to help children develop word-processing, spreadsheet, presentation software, HTML basic programming, desktop publishing, and web research skills.

Game-Based Math Practice Grades K–5

Learning math is fun with web-delivered supplemental math activities. This gamebased program uses rich, multisensory activities designed to improve learning while developing higher level problemsolving and reasoning skills.

Calvert Mastery Series: Spelling Grades 3–7

Incorporating dynamic activities while using “smart” technology to create individualized learning, Calvert’s Online Spelling program encourages the mastery of spelling skills.

e-Textbooks

Publisher-provided electronic versions of selected textbooks contain additional resources, such as video clips, autograded practice tests, quizzes, and valuable support material.

Calvert Instructional Videos Grades 5–8

Calvert’s math, grammar, composition, and history instructional videos are engaging and interactive. These tutorial videos are aligned to lesson objectives and help with retention.

Curriculum Checkpoints Grades K–8

Online, concise, objective assessments at the end of every lesson are automatically graded to give you instant feedback regarding your child’s mastery of the lesson’s concepts.

Instructional Composition Video

Calvert Online Spelling Program

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Pre-Kindergarten

Learning through work and play

Our exciting Pre-Kindergarten curriculum is designed to balance work and play using guided, fun developmental activities as you begin the educational experience together. We provide hands-on activities and manipulatives that help focus your child’s readiness skills and prepare her for an academic Kindergarten.

INSIDE YOUR BOX

• Lesson Manual • Open Eyes • Read-to-Me Storybook • Road to Reading Activity Book • Path to Math Activity Book • Favorite Nursery Songs • Favorite Nursery Songs CD • Kindergarten Fun Activity Book • Stories & Poems • Supplies

ONLINE RESOURCES

• Encyclopedia Britannica • World Atlas 

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Math

In preparation for Kindergarten, Math activities begin with an appreciation for simple measurements and patterns, with the recognition and writing of numbers 1–10.

Calvert Language Arts

Paving the way for reading, Calvert’s vocabulary-building activities and exercises are designed to stimulate visual and auditory discrimination. Your child will also learn to associate ideas, build logical sequences, and strengthen comprehension and memory skills.

Discussion

Discussions about community, family, home, helping, how other people live, and politeness help prepare your child to interact well with others.

Games and Play

Hands-on activities, manipulatives, dramatizations, imitations, and mimicry focus your child’s readiness skills to prepare for an academic Kindergarten.

Music

Your child will learn, sing, and enjoy favorite nursery songs.

Things To Do

Learning by doing is an important part of this program. Coloring, drawing, cutting, tracing, baking, pipe-cleaner construction, and even making musical instruments are activities that engage and help reinforce motor control.

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Kindergarten Math

Students explore Math by learning about fractions, money, shapes, time, and simple addition and subtraction.

Language Arts

This phonics-based approach uses colorful, read-aloud phonics storybooks and poetry to introduce and reinforce short vowel and consonant sounds, sequencing, auditory and visual discrimination, classifying and rhyming.

Science

Students study topics such as the seasons, weather, the human body, plants and space.

Hands-on, active learning

Social Studies

Students discuss community, transportation, and significant people and events.

Technology

Word processing and graphics applications are introduced.

Music

Students learn traditional children’s songs and finger plays.

Art

Students paint, draw with crayons and chalk, and complete craft activities to foster creativity and develop fine-motor skills.

INSIDE YOUR BOX

• Lesson Manual • Teacher Aids • Letters & Words • 19 Early Phonics Storybooks • The Music Break CDs (2) • Calvert Math Lesson Manual • Calvert Math Textbook • Calvert Math Workbook • Activity Pages • Poems & Prose • Little Big Books – Set of 20 • Read Aloud Books – Set of 10 • Word and Picture Book • Phonics Library • Practice Book, Volume 1 & 2 • Supplies 

ONLINE RESOURCES

• Online Lesson Manual • Game-based Math Practice • Interactive Computer Lessons • Curriculum Checkpoints • Britannica® School Atlas • World BrainPOP Online Interactive Activities • Discovery Education STREAMING • Calvert Parent Community • Course content subject to change.

Children enjoy a full-day program featuring a phonics-based learning approach that gives them a solid foundation for reading. Handson, interactive activities make learning fun as students are introduced to Technology, Science, handwriting and the fundamentals of music.

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Grade 1

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Discovering the joy of reading and writing

INSIDE YOUR BOX

Lesson Manual Here We Go! Let’s Be Friends Surprises Treasures Wonders Red Robin, Fly Up! Reading Work Pages Reading Word Cards Calvert Speller Phonics Library Explore Your World I Maps, Globes, Graphs: Level A Stories and Longer Verses Writing Fun Math Lesson Manual Math in Focus Textbook (A+B) Math in Focus Workbook (A+B) Science: A Closer Look Activity Pages Tests Science Kit Supplies ONLINE RESOURCES

• Online Lesson Manual • Game-based Math Practice • Interactive Computer Lessons • Curriculum Checkpoints School • Britannica® World Atlas • BrainPOP Online Interactive Activities • Discovery Education STREAMING • e-Textbooks • Answer Keys for Daily Work • ®

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Calvert’s spelling and reading are integrated with each other so your child learns and retains phonics basics and the building blocks of language.

Math

Students work with two- and three-digit numbers, skipcounting, measurements, addition and subtraction, telling time, and graphs.

Language Arts

Through activities that develop phonemic awareness, phonics, comprehension, vocabulary, and fluency skills, students build on printing skills and begin to use the distinctive Calvert script. The formal spelling program overlaps with phonics instruction in reading. Students learn to compose sentences on a given topic, lines of poetry, and thank-you notes.

Science

An exploration of living things, Earth, weather, matter, motion, and energy excites the imagination.

Social Studies

Students are inspired by biographies of famous explorers, political figures, inventors, and American leaders. They explore the five themes of geography and learn basic map skills.

Technology

Computer studies include word processing, computer navigation, graphics skills, and visual mapping basics. Course

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Grade 2 Math

Students perform complex addition and subtraction, manipulate and measure geometric figures, develop skills with money and measurement, represent data, and work with numbers through the thousands.

Language Arts

Phonics storybooks and reading anthologies reinforce word analysis techniques and develop comprehension skills. Simultaneously, students begin writing dictated words and sentences, learn punctuation and spelling rules, and start to express ideas in original compositions.

Science

Integration and application across content areas

Social Studies

Biographies of old-world figures, inventors, and leaders in American life expand an understanding of the world.

Geography

Students learn about exact and relative location, boundaries, and regions while continuing to build basic map skills.

Technology

Typing, spreadsheets, internet, and e-mail skills are used.

Art

Students develop skills in drawing and studying famous paintings. Course content subject to change.

Students study heat, light, forces, the properties of rocks, the heart and lungs, plants, animals, and habitats.

Students create a postcard from a character in one story to send to a character in another story. They illustrate the postcard and include flora and fauna seen in the setting, which connects to the study of plants and animals in their Science Lessons.

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INSIDE YOUR BOX

• Lesson Manual • Adventures • Delights • Phonics Library • Reading Workbook • Rhymes and Verses • Explore Your World II • Maps, Globes, Graphs: Level B • Calvert Writer with Spelling • Math Lesson Manual • Math in Focus Textbook (A+B) • Math in Focus Workbook (A+B) • Science: A Closer Look • Activity Pages • Art Pictures • Tests • Science Kit • Supplies 

ONLINE RESOURCES

• Online Lesson Manual • Game-based Math Practice • Interactive Computer Lessons • Curriculum Checkpoints School • Britannica® World Atlas • BrainPOP Online Interactive Activities • Discovery Education STREAMING • Answer Keys for Daily Work • ®

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Grade 3 INSIDE YOUR BOX

• Lesson Manual • Smiling Hill Farm • Tales from Far and Near, Tales of Long Ago • Rewards • Horizons • A Child’s Study of Famous Americans Gods of Greece • Let’s Read a Poem • Everyday Spelling • Reading Work Pages • Reading Word Cards • Writing and Grammar Workbook • Maps, Globes, Graphs: Level C • Scott Foresman Communities • Math Lesson Manual • Math in Focus Textbook (A+B) • Math in Focus Workbook (A+B) • Science: A Closer Look • Art Cards • Tests • Activity Pages • Science Kit • Supplies •

ONLINE RESOURCES

• Online Lesson Manual • Game-based Math Practice • Interactive Computer Lessons • Curriculum Checkpoints School • Britannica® World Atlas • BrainPOP Online Interactive Activities • Discovery Education STREAMING • e-Textbooks • Calvert Mastery Series: • Online Spelling Program • Answer Keys for Daily Work OPTIONAL RESOURCES

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In-depth exposure to social studies and literature

Students are exposed to fairy tales and folk tales. They explore how these tales reflect the culture of origin. Students then write their own fairy tale.

Math

Students use problem-solving and visual representations to interpret data, create tables and graphing, add and subtract like and unlike fractions and mixed numbers, express decimals as fractions and mixed numbers, measure angles, and find area and perimeter.

Language Arts

Composition lessons help students further develop writing and reinforce spelling skills. Students are introduced to ancient mythology to foster literature appreciation. Smiling Hill Farm, a classic, but rare, children’s book reprinted exclusively for Calvert, is the first novel students read on their own. It is supplemented by story anthologies. Students are introduced to a more structured interactive, webbased spelling program.

Science

Life cycles, ecosystems, matter, force, motion, and astronomy, health, and mineralogy are studied.

Social Studies

Students begin a more formal study of social studies, focusing on communities.

Geography

Students learn to identify hemispheres, continents, and oceans. They gain an understanding of longitude, latitude and symbols on maps and graphs.

Technology

Spreadsheets, graphing, and presentation skills are employed throughout subjects.

Art

Students learn techniques in drawing, perspective, and color.

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Grade 4 Math

Students use problem-solving and visual representations to interpret data, create tables and graphs, add and subtract like and unlike fractions and mixed numbers, express decimals as fractions and mixed numbers, measure angles, and find area and perimeter.

Language Arts

A focus on reading strategies helps students become better readers and connect more deeply with both fiction and nonfiction. Students use the writing process to develop original compositions.

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Idea expression and scientific discovery

Science

Students study life science, physical science, and earth science.

Social Studies

Students study regions of the United States and basic geography using maps, globes and graphs.

Technology

Spreadsheets, tables, charts, and graphs are integrated throughout the curriculum.

Art

Students improve skills using lines, light sources, and motion.

INSIDE YOUR BOX

• Lesson Manual • Everyday Spelling • Grammar & Usage • Famous Legends • Identities: An Anthology • In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson • Jackie Robinson: Strong Inside and Out • Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH • Thomas Edison: The Great Inventor • Math Lesson Manual • Math in Focus Textbook (A+B) • Math in Focus Workbook (A+B) • Science: A Closer Look • Maps, Globes, Graphs: Level D • Regions • Social Studies Workbook • Tests • Activity Pages • State History Courses • Art Cards and Art Pictures • Science Kit • Supplies  ONLINE RESOURCES

• Online Lesson Manual • Game-based Math Practice • Interactive Computer Lessons • Curriculum Checkpoints School • Britannica® World Atlas • BrainPOP Online Interactive Activities • Discovery Education STREAMING • e-Textbooks • Calvert Mastery Series: • Online Spelling Program • Answer Keys for Daily Work

 ncourage your young scientist E through hands-on experiments. Calvert includes science materials with each grade, providing hard-tofind materials needed to conduct science activities. Online resources show real-world application.

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OPTIONAL RESOURCES

• Verticy program for struggling readers

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Grade 5

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In-depth review of history and classic literature

INSIDE YOUR BOX

• Core Lesson Manual • Grammar/Composition/Spelling Manual – Includes Activities and Tests • The Secret Garden • Sing Down the Moon • Number the Stars • Shiloh • The Sign of the Beaver • Call It Courage • Reading Comprehension: Level E Critical Thinking: Level E • Everyday Spelling • Grammar & Usage • Math Lesson Manual • Math in Focus Textbook (A+B) • Math in Focus Workbook (A+B) • Science: A Closer Look • American Tall Tales • Build Our Nation • Student Atlas • A Child’s History of Art: Painting • Painting Art Cards • Core Tests • Core Activity Pages • Science Kit • Supplies •

ONLINE RESOURCES

• Online Lesson Manual • Game-based Math Practice • Interactive Computer Lessons Curriculum Checkpoints • Britannica® School • World Atlas • BrainPOP Online Interactive Activities • Discovery Education STREAMING • e-Textbooks • Calvert Instructional Videos • Calvert Mastery Series: • Online Spelling Program • Answer Keys for Daily Work

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Your child learns and processes information, then uses presentation software to share newfound knowledge. Calvert students develop age‑appropriate computer skills and apply those skills in various subjects.

Math

Students use problem-solving and visual representations to multiply and divide fractions, simplify algebraic expressions, represent ratios in fraction form, multiply and divide decimals, and classify polygons.

Language Arts

Students explore connections among American history, literature, and geography by reading classic historical novels such as Sing Down the Moon and Sign of the Beaver. Students also continue their studies in grammar and learn how to write different kinds of compositions.

Science

Animal and plant kingdoms, weather, ecosystems, physics of matter, forces, and energy are explored.

History

Students continue to learn about American history, from colonial times through the twenty-first century.

Geography

Students study the regions of the United States, the countries of Latin America, and Canada.

Technology

Research and basic HTML skills are introduced.

Art

Students learn different art techniques including contour, naturalism, and linear perspectives.

Art History

Using A Child’s History of Art: Painting by Virgil Hillyer, students study paintings from ancient Egypt through the modern art movement.

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Grade 6 Math

Students draw on problem-solving skills and prior knowledge to develop an understanding of ratios and proportions, summarize data distributions, compare numbers with percents and ratios, write and evaluate algebraic expressions, and express and compute rates.

Language Arts

Students develop skills of literary analysis while enjoying poetry, drama, novels, and nonfiction. Grammar study is intensified as students learn how to diagram sentences. Composition skills are honed through various assignments, including a research report.

Science

Earth science, the environment, weather and climate, and chemical properties and interactions are studied.

An emphasis on independent learning History & Geography

Students are awed by the past through the study of world history and geography. Students explore ancient civilizations from early humans through the Renaissance.

Technology

Web research and creating digital presentations are critical skills used for study across subjects.

Art

Students study Egyptian line drawing, soft-dough sculpture, relief sculpture, and symmetry design. Lessons are coordinated with Art History study.

Art History

A Child’s History of Art: Sculpture offers the study of great sculpture from ancient times to the present. Course content subject to change.

When students study Russia, they are introduced to Leo Tolstoy and how his writing reflects not only the culture of Russia but explores universal qualities such as helpfulness, compassion, mercy, and justice.

INSIDE YOUR BOX

• Core Lesson Manual • Grammar/Composition/Spelling – Includes Activities and Tests • Theras and His Town • The Phantom Tollbooth • Explorations: An Anthology • City: A Story of Roman Planning and Construction • The Master Puppeteer • One Hundred Years of Poetry for Children • Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story • Esperanza Rising • Everyday Spelling • Elements of Language • Math Lesson Manual • Math in Focus Textbook (A+B) • Inside Earth • Chemical Building Blocks • Chemical Interactions • Earth’s Waters • Weather and Climate Civilizations: Through the Renaissance • Ancient A Child’s of Art: Sculpture • SculptureHistory Art Cards • Core Tests • Core Activity Pages • Science Kit • Supplies • ONLINE RESOURCES

• Online Lesson Manual • Interactive Computer Lessons • Curriculum Checkpoints School • Britannica® World Atlas • BrainPOP Online Interactive Activities • Discovery Education STREAMING • Calvert Instructional Videos • Calvert Mastery Series: Online Spelling Program • Answer Keys for Daily Work • e-Textbooks • Learning Strategies • How to Diagram a Sentence •

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• Verticy program for struggling readers Course content subject to change.

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Grade 7

ONLINE RESOURCES

• Online Lesson Manual • Interactive Computer Lessons • Curriculum Checkpoints School • Britannica® World Atlas • BrainPOP Online Interactive Activities • Discovery Education STREAMING • Calvert Instructional Videos • Calvert Mastery Series: • Online Spelling Program • Answer Keys for Daily Work • e-Textbooks • Learning Strategies • How to Diagram a Sentence

Inspired and integrated art and history

INSIDE YOUR BOX

• Core Lesson Manual • Grammar/Composition/Spelling Manual – Includes Activities and Tests • Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry • The Door in the Wall • Out of the Dust • Across America on an Emigrant Train • A Single Shard • Classic Poems to Read Aloud • Everyday Spelling • Elements of Language • Math Lesson Manual • Math in Focus Textbook (A+B) • From Bacteria to Plants • Animals • Human Biology and Health • Motion, Forces, and Energy • Sound and Light • Across the Centuries • Europe and Russia • A Child’s History of Art: Architecture • Architecture Art Cards • Core Tests • Core Activity Pages • Science Kit • Supplies 

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• Verticy Learning program for struggling readers

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Students are immersed in a world of art and architecture as history and art converge. A rich palette of resources including picture cards, online resources, and hands-on art activities combine for a whirlwind virtual tour of the world’s most impressive structures.

Math

Students develop an understanding of proportional relationships, add and subtract integers, perform operations with rational and irrational numbers, simplify algebraic expression, approximate probability and relative frequency, and construct different geometric figures.

Language Arts

Students continue to build strong grammar and composition skills through descriptive narrative, expository writing, and poetry. Students enjoy novels, poems, and works of nonfiction.

Science

Life and physical sciences, characteristics of living things, and sound, light, motion, forces, and energy provide understanding of how things work.

History

Students are captivated by the past as they study the fall of Rome through the Enlightenment.

Geography

Students explore the essential elements, themes, and branches of geography while studying the Earth’s climate, environment, resources, global populations, cultures, government, and economics, with a particular focus on Europe and Russia.

Technology

More sophisticated topics such as networks, web research and validation, desktop publishing, and databases are introduced.

Art

Students apply concepts from Art History, including creating trilithons and step pyramids and designing various buildings.

Art History

A Child’s History of Art: Architecture is explored with applied lessons designing structures. Course content subject to change.

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Grade 8 Math

History

Students develop a deep understanding of algebra through statistical applications and representing and comparing functions. Students will also add and subtract using scientific notation, use exponential notation, graph linear equations, analyze data, and apply geometric transformations.

Students study American History from the discovery of America to modern America.

Geography

Students review geographic themes, such as spatial growth, demographic patterns, and climatic issues, in the historical context of the U.S.

Language Arts

Narrative poetry and prose correspond to American History. Students are immersed in the country’s intellectual, physical, and political identities. Vocabulary, grammar skills, and reading comprehension are built through poetry reading, speeches, sonnets, plays, and award-winning novels.

Science

High school preparation and confidence building

Technology

Students master presentation skills, desktop publishing, spreadsheets, and HTML.

Learning Strategies

Students also master study skills, organizing, test taking, note‑taking, and research needed for high school. Course content subject to change.

Physical, life, and earth sciences such as electricity, magnetism, the structure of plant and animal cells, genetics, space, topography, and erosion are studied.

Students study American History and read American historical novels as well as speeches by historically significant American figures. For a History assignment, students use writing skills to write a speech to address a constitutional problem.

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• Core Lesson Manual Grammar/Composition/Spelling • Manual – Includes Activities and Tests The True • The PearlConfessions of Charlotte Doyle • The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman • Reflections: An Anthology • Stories in Verse • Elements of Language • The Growing Vocabulary • Math Lesson Manual • Math in Focus Textbook (A+B) • Cells and Heredity • Earth’s Changing Surface • Astronomy • Electricity and Magnetism • Environmental Science • America: History of Our Nation • History and Geography Workbook • Atlas of United States History • Core Activity Pages • Core Tests • Learning Strategies • Science Kit • Supplies • ONLINE RESOURCES

• Online Lesson Manual • Interactive Computer Lessons • Curriculum Checkpoints • Britannica® School Atlas • World BrainPOP Online Interactive Activities • Discovery Education • Calvert InstructionalSTREAMING • Answer Keys for DailyVideos Work • e-Textbooks • Learning Strategies • How to Diagram a Sentence •

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K–8 Individual Courses Calvert’s individual courses are a great way to mix and match classes to create a complete educational program for your child. Calvert Math

History and Geography

Grades K–8

Grades 5–8

Calvert Math teaches key math skills and how to apply them to everyday life situations. The program provides daily lessons and step-by-step directions and places strong emphasis on the higher-level critical thinking and problem solving skills. Each course includes a textbook, workbook, and digital lessons. Grades K–4 include printed lesson manuals.

Our History & Geography courses offer a complete gradelevel course pertaining to topics such as: early American History, the birth of Western Civilization, the fall of Rome, modern U.S. history, geography, and more. Courses include texts, and digital lessons.

Math in Focus Grades 1–8 Math in Focus uses the world-renowned Singapore method and is based on Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s Math in Focus: Singapore Math textbook. The course emphasizes conceptual understanding, critical thinking, problem solving, and skills fluency. Your child will focus on fewer concepts that are taught to mastery, thereby eliminating the need to reteach concepts year after year.Each course includes a textbooks, and digital lessons. Grades 1–4 include printed lesson manuals.

Algebra I Grade 7 or 8 - Placement Test Available This Algebra Course will help students prepare to enter high school at a higher math level. This course does not qualify for High School credit. See High School courses for our high school level course. Our Lesson Manual contains detailed instructions and easy-to-follow examples. Our solutions manual provides step-by-step answers to textbook problems. Also included are lessons to teach the use of graphing calculators along with a download for an easy-to-use graphing calculator computer program.

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Science Grades 5–8 Our Science courses offer a complete grade-level course pertaining to topics such as plants & animals, life science, physical science, earth science, genetics, light, motion, forces, and more. Courses include texts, and digital lessons.

Grammar, Composition, & Spelling Grades 5–8 Our reading courses emphasize developing strong reading comprehension skills. Literature selections include classic historical novels, poetry, drama, nonfiction, speeches, sonnets, plays, and more. Courses include texts, and digital lessons.

Reading Grades 5–8 These courses include an in-depth study in grammar, sentence diagramming, vocabulary, and writing various composition pieces including research reports, narrative and expository writing, poetry, and more. Courses include texts, and digital lessons.

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High School Designed to prepare your student for success in college and beyond, Calvert’s accredited, academically rigorous High School program is reflective of the highest international standards. Whether your child is craving a greater academic challenge, is struggling in a typical high school environment, requires a flexible schedule in order to pursue other interests, or is simply looking for a course or two to supplement their current education, Calvert’s High School programs provide students with the tools they need to succeed in college, career, and life. Our High School curriculum includes a variety of individual courses, allowing students to select classes that support their academic and career goals: • Advanced math courses include Algebra 1-2, Geometry, and Pre-Calculus • English courses that cover literary analysis, critical thinking skills, essay-writing and research reports, and comprehensive studies of various styles of prose • Advanced Science courses covering topics such as Biology, Chemistry, and Physics • Social Studies courses that include U.S. History, World History, Civics & Government, and Human Geography • Honors, AP courses, World Languages, Elective courses, and student clubs are also available

Course Format All Calvert High School courses are presented in an alldigital, online format with rich multimedia content from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt including Dr. Burger Math videos, Smart Science Virtual Labs, and Language Labs featuring Rosetta Stone®.

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High School Course Descriptions H Denotes honors level available

ENGLISH 1 This course is designed to integrate and engage students using interactive units organized around reading, writing, speaking, and communication skills. Students will study a variety of fictional and nonfictional texts, including novels, short stories, dramas, essays, memoirs, poems, and arguments. Students will examine text craft and structure; elements of literature; arguments and claims supported by textual evidence; power and impact of language; influence of history, culture, and setting on language and meaning; and personal critical and aesthetic responses to texts. Students will learn to express their thoughts by writing for varying purposes, audiences, prompts, and lengths. Students will explore the process of writing while creating formal expository, persuasive, and narrative essays. Students will learn effective listening, speaking, and viewing strategies in multimedia performance presentations. Students will acquire these skills through interactive, as well as traditional, learning exercises as they enhance their study of Language Arts while mastering the technological and research skills necessary in today’s academic environment.

ENGLISH 2

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This course is designed to integrate and engage students using interactive units organized around reading, writing, speaking, and communication skills. Students will study a variety of fictional and nonfictional texts from numerous literary periods and traditions, including novels, short stories, dramas, essays, memoirs, poems, and arguments. Students will examine text craft and structure, elements of literature, arguments and claims supported by textual evidence, power and impact of language, influence of history and culture, and personal critical and aesthetic responses to texts. Students will learn to express their thoughts by writing for varying purposes, audiences, prompts, and lengths. Students will explore the process of writing while creating formal expository, persuasive, and narrative essays. Students will develop research skills while examining new information from different types of sources. Students will learn effective listening, speaking, and viewing strategies in multimedia performance presentations. Students will acquire these skills through interactive, as well as traditional, learning exercises as they enhance their study of Language Arts while mastering the technological skills necessary in today’s academic environment.

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ENGLISH 3

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English 3 explores the relation between American history and literature from the colonial period through the realism and naturalism eras. English 3 also explores the relation between American history and literature from the modernist period through the contemporary era, and presents learners with relevant cultural and political history. Readings are scaffolded with pre-reading information, interactions, and activities to actively engage learners in the content. The lessons in both semesters focus on developing grammar, vocabulary, speech, and writing skills.

ENGLISH 4

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This course provides a comprehensive look at the evolution of British literature from the AngloSaxon period through the Modern Age. The course emphasizes the cultural and historical elements that shape literary movements. Twenty-six of the thirtyfour lessons focus on literary analysis, while writing lessons focus on real-world applications, analytical essays, and research papers. Language lessons focus on usage, mechanics, and critical thinking. All course readings and literary texts are provided online.

ALGEBRA 1

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This course is the foundation for high school mathematics courses. It is the bridge from the concrete to the abstract study of mathematics. The main goal of Algebra is to develop fluency in working with linear equations and provide a formal development of the algebraic skills and concepts necessary for students to succeed in a wide range of advanced math and science courses. Students will extend their experiences with tables, graphs, and equations and solve linear equations, inequalities, and systems of linear equations and inequalities, as well as begin the process of working with polynomials and quadratic relationships. Algebra 1 students will extend their knowledge of the number system to include irrational numbers and generate equivalent expressions and use formulas.

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A primary goal of Algebra 2 is for students to conceptualize, analyze, and identify relationships among functions. In this course, the basic concepts from Algebra 2 are enriched. Topics include equations and inequalities, linear equations, linear systems and matrices, quadratic functions and factoring, polynomials, exponential and logarithmic functions, rational and radical functions, functional relationships and their graphs, conic sections, counting methods and probability, data analysis and statistics, sequences and series, trigonometric ratios and functions, graphs, and identities. This course also ties together many of the ideas from arithmetic and geometry.

This course investigates the relationship between structure and function from molecules to organisms and systems, the interdependence and interactions of biotic and abiotic components of the environment, and mechanisms that maintain continuity and lead to changes in populations over time. Students explore Biology concepts through an inquiry approach. Embedded standards for Inquiry, Technology & Engineering, and Mathematics are taught in the context of the content standards.

PRECALCULUS

This course investigates the composition of matter and the physical and chemical changes it undergoes. Students will use science process skills to study the fundamental structure of atoms, the way atoms combine to form compounds, and the interactions between matter and energy. Students will also study the states of matter, characteristics of solutions, acids and bases, reactions, and various branches of Chemistry. Students will explore Chemistry concepts through an inquiry-based approach while using skills in mathematics and technology.

The Precalculus course is designed for students who want to prepare for Calculus. However, the standard Precalculus course is not just a preparation course for Calculus. It stands alone as “real mathematics,” and is designed to model real-world scenarios. Topics include trigonometry, vectors, two-variable and multivariable systems of equations and inequalities, matrices, sequences, series, probability, analytic geometry, limits, differentiation and anti-differentiation. This course will help students master everything from sets and functions to derivatives and integrals.

GEOMETRY

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Geometry introduces the study of points, segments, triangles, polygons, circles, solid figures, and their associated relationships as a mathematical system. Within this course, students will have the opportunity to make conjectures about geometric situations and prove in a variety of ways, both formal and informal, that their conclusion follows logically from their hypothesis. Geometry is meant to employ an integrated approach to the study of geometric relationships; integrating synthetic, transformational, and coordinate approaches to geometry, students will justify geometric relationships and properties of geometric figures. Students will extend their preexisting experiences with algebra and geometry to trigonometry, coordinate geometry, and probability. The main goal of the Geometry course is for students to develop a Euclidean geometric structure and apply the resulting theorems and formulas to address meaningful problems. Geometry is meant to lead students to an understanding that reasoning and proof are fundamental aspects of mathematics and something that sets it apart from the other sciences. Students will apply basic facts about points, lines, planes, segments and angles.

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PHYSICS

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Physics 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 those of contemporary physicists. The course focuses more on explanation than calculation and prepares students for introductory quantitative physics at the college level. Additional areas of discussion include gases and liquids, atoms, electricity, magnetism, and nuclear physics.

U.S. GOVERNMENT AND CIVICS

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Students of this course will learn about the most important elements of the United States’ community and government, as well as the processes involved within its government. Students will learn about elections, voting, campaigning, financial duties and responsibilities of the government, political and communal organizations, social contracts and the U.S. Constitution, the creation and implementation of laws, legal rights and responsibilities, and the three branches of government. Students will explore the creation, history, and purpose of the social system that makes up citizens’ daily lives.

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The purpose of World History is to explore, learn, and understand the variety of cultures, beliefs, and lifestyles that have existed all over the planet from the earliest days of recorded history. This course will connect students to the experiences and cultures of the past in order to gain an understanding of how humans have progressed and adapted to live and prosper on almost every part of the planet today. This course will help students gain an appreciation for past and current cultures, while applying historical methods to important figures, key events, and seminal moments throughout human history.

ADVANCED PLACEMENT HUMAN GEOGRAPHY The AP Human Geography course is designed to provide students at the high school level a college-level course that will prepare them for the AP exam at the end of the year. The course will examine the basic themes and subjects of a normal geography course while applying these concepts and ideas to specific regions throughout the world and the peoples who live within those regions, and how both interact with one another. In addition, students will take the knowledge that they acquire on various regions and peoples and compare and contrast them in order to gain a better understanding of how humans and their environment relate to one another, both throughout history and within our own current era.

ADVANCED PLACEMENT WORLD HISTORY World History is a course designed to explore some of the most important developments in history in order to gain an understanding of how culture, technology, and ideas are transmitted from one area to another, and how the modern world exists as an extension of the past. This course will take the concepts learned from prior world history classes and investigate the importance of their occurrences with an analytical approach. Concepts that this class examines are; cultural and technological development, global trade, diplomacy, war, religion, language development, cultural/geographical borders, art, and agriculture. The goal of this class is to introduce students to a college approach to learning as well as to give them a better understanding of how the peoples of this world have interacted with each other to produce our modern world.

U.S. HISTORY

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PROGRAMS SPANISH 1 Spanish 1 has been carefully designed to focus on successful communication through speaking, writing, reading and listening. This course introduces the learner to the beginning level of the Spanish language. It ranges from vocabulary and grammar rules, to literary and cultural activities. After completing the course, students will be able to engage in short conversations in simple, standard situations that convey basics about their personal information and their environment. This course provides students with the tools necessary to understand simple questions and respond to them when other individuals speak slowly and have a familiar accent. Students will be exposed to native speakers of Spanish during the laboratory activities. Students will have the opportunity to engage in authentic language learning through laboratory and live experiences.

SPANISH 2 Spanish 2 builds on and reinforces concepts learned in Spanish 1. Activities range from vocabulary, grammar rules, projects, and cultural and literary activities. After completing this course, students will be able to communicate on a variety of topics including automobiles and other vehicles, describing events that took place in the past, giving a detailed description of objects and people, hobbies and pastimes, vacations, states of mind and emotions, and nature and outdoor activities. Students will be exposed to native speakers of Spanish during the laboratory activities. Learning activities in each unit are focused upon a specific theme.

SPANISH 3 Spanish 3 focuses on successful communication through speaking, writing, reading and listening. It contains vocabulary, grammatical rules, projects, speaking, reading and listening activities as well as cultural and literary pieces. This course introduces and helps the learners to assimilate, in context, the vocabulary and structures most commonly used for ordering at a restaurant, describing accommodations, talking about the weather, organizing a meal, and talking about leisure activities. Upon completion of this course, students will have the tools necessary to understand and elaborate questions, and have the opportunity to practice using appropriate words, expressions, and structures in a number of communicative situations. Learners will be exposed to native speakers of Spanish during the laboratory activities. Learning activities in each unit are focused upon a specific theme.

This course develops critical thinking skills by encouraging multiple views as students realized that there are often multiple accounts of a single historical event that may not be entirely consistent. Electronic discussion groups encourage collaboration, and a variety of practice activities are provided, from multiple choice actions to advanced interactions.

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TOOLS FRENCH 1 French 1 focuses on successful communication in each of the four components of language: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. This course introduces the learner to the French language through vocabulary, grammar, culture, and literature. Learning activities in each lesson are focused upon a specific theme. Students will be exposed to native speakers of French in the Language Lab activities. Upon completion of the course, students will be able to participate in short exchanges in simple, everyday situations; greet others and introduce oneself; give personal information and information about one’s surroundings; give one’s age, nationality, and occupation; talk about family and pets; describe oneself and others using physical characteristics and clothing; talk about feelings; talk about daily activities; give the date; situate an object in space; and exchange simple questions and answers with someone who speaks slowly, with a standard accent.

HEALTH (One Term) taken with Personal Fitness

The course concentrates on the principles of being healthy and focuses on physical development, mental and emotional stress, relationships, substance awareness, social disease awareness, and personal safety. Students develop critical life management skills necessary to make sound decisions and take positive actions for healthy and effective living.

PERSONAL FITNESS (One Term) taken with Health

This course concentrates on the principles of being fit and includes subjects such as evaluating fitness, flexibility, anatomy and physiology of body systems as they relate to being fit (oxygen transport, heart health, muscle fibers, etc.), nutrition, hydration, and designing a personal fitness program. Students acquire knowledge of physical fitness concepts, understand the influence of lifestyle on health and fitness, and begin to develop an optimal level of fitness.

DIGITAL ARTS (One Term) taken with Music Appreciation

This course provides students with an introduction to visualization graphics programming on personal computers. The course focuses on using a digital camera and practical application of digital imaging programs. Students learn to place images and how to mock up drawings of three-dimensional spaces.

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SUPPORT MUSIC APPRECIATION (One Term) taken with Digital Arts Music Appreciation introduces students to the history, theory, and genres of music, from the early music forms through the classical through contemporary. The course explores the interface of music and social movements and examines how the emergent global society and the Internet bring musical forms together in new ways from all around the world.

INTRODUCTION TO INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY This course is designed to provide an introduction to information technology concepts and careers. Students will explore the impact that modern information technology has on the world, people, and industry. The content includes understanding of basic computer hardware and software, hands-on Microsoft Office training, and integration of core education skills.

WEB DESIGN This course offers competency-based applied learning to understand the development of web design. Technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers such as web designer are covered. The content includes, but is not limited to web document development, design, promotion, and scripting.

BUSINESS COMMUNICATION (One Term) This course teaches students the kind of writing and speaking used in business, from the routine report to the formal report. Students learn to prepare a professional resume and how to have a successful job interview. Focus is also on the legal aspects of writing official communications that touch on people’s civil rights.

ESSENTIALS OF BUSINESS (One Term) This course is an introduction to the goals, processes, and operations of business enterprises for students. The main focus is on the functions that a company–whether a multinational corporation or a corner grocery store– must manage effectively in order to be successful. These include accounting, finance, human resource management, marketing, operations management, and strategic planning. Attention is also given to the legal environment in which businesses operate, and the importance of business ethics and corporate citizenship.

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Help for students who struggle with reading, writing, or spelling in Grades 3 through 8 Children learn in different ways. For children with language-based learning difficulties, or dyslexia teaching strategies often do not work, causing children to lag behind. This results in frustration and unhappiness for both parents and children. Verticy Learning is Calvert’s solution for meeting the needs of not only dyslexic students, but those who learn differently.

Customized courses designed for the child who: • Struggles with reading, writing or spelling • Experiences issues with memory and retention • Performs below grade level in reading and writing • Has difficulty decoding words (sounding out) • Benefits from a variety of instructional techniques: visual, auditory, tactile (touch), kinesthetic (movement) • Exhibits frustration and may resist learning

A curriculum personalized for your child The level of each Verticy course matches where your child is now, builds on existing skills and challenges your child to progress and excel. Courses can be customized in four areas: • Grammar/Composition • Phonics/Spelling • Math (Grades 3–8) • Core Subjects (Grades 3–8) (Social Studies/History, Science, Literature, Geography, Technology and Art)

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Availability depends on your school’s offering. Contact your school’s enrollment department for details.

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Support for Your Success Our team of professional educators helps you and your child every step of the way We are dedicated to helping your child get the best education possible. When you enroll in our school, you become part of an academic team that includes your child’s Supervising Teacher, our school system and the Calvert Academic Services Team, all sharing a commitment to your child’s academic success.

Customized Curriculum

We work with you to tailor your child’s course of study. Each child is unique, and with Calvert’s placement services and specially developed placement test, we will determine a custom placement to fit your child’s skills in math and grammar/composition/spelling. This placement flexibility ensures that your child is positioned for a successful year.

Collaborate with Your Supervising Teacher

Your Supervising Teacher develops a personal relationship with you and your child to establish goals for the academic year and plot achievement milestones. Throughout the year, the Supervising Teacher evaluates progress against established goals and offers suggestions and strategies. This ongoing academic planning is a fundamental ingredient of a positive academic outcome for your child.

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Individualizing Your Support

Cultivating a nurturing learning environment encourages your child’s love of learning, and helps your child receive the best education possible. This is achieved through the ongoing partnership of your Supervising Teacher, Calvert’s Academic Services Team, and you. Your Supervising Teacher guides you through the school year and collaborates with curriculum experts to provide you and your child with individualized support.

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Calvert Teaching Navigator Our innovative, easy-to-use online resource that makes homeschooling with Calvert easier and more flexible than ever before. The Calvert Teaching Navigator enables you to view your daily schedule, select which lessons your student is to complete each day, easily track progress and performance, and access teaching and technical support as needed – all conveniently from your computer, tablet or mobile device.

Structure with Flexibility - You and your student will be able to track work that’s been completed plan and see next steps, and view lesson goals. Access Anywhere, Anytime - Schooling on the go? The Calvert Teaching Navigator is accessible anytime from any desktop, tablet or mobile device. Progress Tracking - Easily view and track your student’s progress, performance, and pacing. Flexible Schedule Management Manage your time and your schedule with convenient day-at-a-glance views. Interactive Educational Tools and Videos Access supplemental resources from leading education content providers.

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The Calvert Lesson Manual Your road map for guiding daily learning Whether you choose to work from the print or online version, Lesson Manuals are the heart of the Calvert curriculum. They provide complete, step-by-step daily plans for all subjects to facilitate an efficient school day. Online manuals contain rich embedded instructional resources and links. Each Lesson Manual contains a course outline for every subject, a suggested daily schedule and tips for the Learning Guide.

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