The Connection Academy is an online public school that teaches fifth grade with no materials fees or tuition charges. Laurel Springs is an online private school that charges tuition for fifth-grade core courses and adds additional fees for electives.
Both The Connection Academy and Laurel Springs customize each student's curriculum, including core courses in language arts, social studies, math and science. Electives include various languages, art and music. Individual assessments and learning styles guide academic planning, including options for gifted and talented placement. Both schools' curricula require a learning coach at home to encourage critical thinking and learning skills development.