Edgenuity, a leading provider of online and blended learning solutions, today announced that a number of its courses have been reviewed by the University of California Office of the President (UCOP) and found to meet its a-g subject area requirements, with approval through the 2015-2016 school year. The requirements outline a curriculum of key content areas, such as English, history and laboratory science, among others, that students must master in order to meet UC’s eligibility standards.
Edgenuity’s suite of courses that received a-g approval recently include Biology; Chemistry; Common Core English Language Arts; Common Core Mathematics; World History, Culture & Geography; Economics; Principles of American Democracy; and U.S. History & Geography. Psychology and Sociology were previously approved.
“Edgenuity and the University of California system share the mission of cultivating self-directed learners who are motivated toward academic achievement,” said Sari Factor, CEO of Edgenuity. “We are confident that the robust suite of Edgenuity courses receiving a-g approval will support schools in offering the engaging and dynamic curriculum they need to prepare students for college and career success.”
For the first time this year, online courses had to first receive California Learning Resource Network (CLRN) certification before they could be submitted to the University of California’s Office of the President (UCOP) for a-g review. To earn CLRN certification, online courses must address at least 80% of the course’s content standards and 80% of iNACOL’s Standards for Quality Online Courses. The a-g requirement, established by UC faculty in 2008, ensures that students take college preparatory courses in high school and can participate fully in the first-year program at the University in a wide variety of fields of study. The requirements are written deliberately for the benefit of all students expecting to enter the University and ensure the rigor of high school courses.
Edgenuity’s current a-g approved course list can be found at: https://doorways.ucop.edu/list.
Edgenuity (formerly E2020, Inc) provides engaging online education solutions that propel success for every student, empower every teacher to deliver more effective instruction, and enable schools and districts to meet their academic goals. Edgenuity delivers a range of Core Curriculum, AP®, Elective, Career and Technical Education (CTE), and Credit Recovery courses aligned to the rigor and high expectations of state, Common Core and iNACOL standards and designed to inspire life-long learning. Fully flexible for use in any blended or online learning model, Edgenuity supports an environment where personalized learning is possible. With 185 semester-long courses and growing, Edgenuity has already driven outcomes for more than one million students in schools and districts across the country. For more information, and to see Edgenuity in action, visit Edgenuity.com