Khan Academy is a popular online academy that provides students of all ages with a personalized learning dashboard, instructional videos and practice activities. It features content in subjects such as math, science, computer programming, history and economics. All content on the Khan Academy website is free, and students who use its resources can learn at their own pace. Resources available on the website are undergoing translation into more than 36 languages.
Another popular online academy is the Global Online Academy, which was started by 10 independent schools that sought to create an online learning community for their students throughout the world. Students can enroll in classes that cover a variety of topics and earn credits toward their degrees. Courses are offered for students at member schools at a rate of $300 per course. For students attending non-member schools, the rate is $400 per course. Professional development resources for teachers are also available.
Connections Academy is a K-12 public school that is tuition-free. Students are eligible for enrollment depending on state-specific criteria, and the school matches one Learning Coach to every four students. A Learning Coach is usually the enrolled student's parent or guardian, but may also be a trusted adult. The Learning Coach works with the online teacher and student to ensure that assignments are completed and the student stays on track.