Students can use PLATO Courseware as part of their secondary school education by logging into the system to access online classes and complete the required assignments, including pretests and tests. PLATO Courseware is part of Edmentum and can be used as a supplement to classroom work or as a stand-alone online course. Its courses include media-rich, interactive assignments.
PLATO Courseware offers a variety of courses that meet the Common core standards. Courses available rand from electives, languages, Advance Placement and honors courses. Examples include science, mathematics, social studies, German, French and Spanish. As of 2015, PLATO also offers 27 courses to prepare students for college placement tests and work skills. The courses are designed to include pretests to allow students to skip topics they already know well so they can focus on topics that required extra work. Teachers can include PLATO Courseware as part of their in-class course, or use it as additional work for those failing behind or advancing quickly.
Teachers can give students access information so they can self-enroll in a specific course. Students can then log into the Plato system using their account login, PLATO name and password. Once in the system, students will have access to all course assignments, pretests and tests.