Mastery-Based Learning System
ALS is a mastery-based learning system. Students must pass the lesson’s Mastery Test with a score of 70% or higher in order to move onto the next lesson.
The student will have up to 3 chances to score 70% or higher.
The Anywhere Learning System automatically grades the lessons and mastery tests and assigns a score in the grade book.
The parent will be responsible for manually grading any essays and assigning a grade for those essays.
ALS contains a comprehensive curriculum that includes the following for each lesson:
Study – New concepts are taught and reviews conducted
Practice – Students practice what they learned
Mastery – Tests the student on the objectives in the lesson
Essay – Gives the student a chance to communicate what they learned (essays are not included in all lessons)
Fast Track Option
Fast Track is an invaluable option if you feel that your child may be above or below grade-level or if you are starting our courses mid-year. If you request a Fast-Track course, your child will complete an Assessment on all topics taught in that course before any lessons are assigned. After the assessment is finished, the ALS system will prescribe lessons in ONLY the topics NOT mastered during the Assessment (less than 80% score). This will reduce the amount of lessons needed to complete the course. Fast Track saves time for students that are above-grade level because they will not have to complete lessons they have already mastered. This also helps students that may be below-grade level because you can request the Fast-Track option on lower grade level courses in order to bring your student up to grade level quicker, without having to repeat an entire course. Fast Track may be requested on our Enrollment form. Fast-Track is offered in most courses in our catalog including Language Usage, Reading, Vocabulary, Mathematics, Science & Social Sciences. Fast-Track is a free service for our students!