Award-Winning Curriculum

Great Lakes is raising the bar with modern coursework developed especially for our students by StrongMind, our curriculum and technology partner. With the best resources at their fingertips, GLLA online students explore and master all required core subjects: language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies.

StrongMind empowers educators to democratize education with rigorous and engaging digital content that unlocks the magic of learning and improves academic outcomes. It is the ideal solution for schools committed to offering their students the highest quality online education.

A 21st Century Online Curriculum for 21st Century Success

Our online school curriculum is a highly effective alternative to a traditional public or homeschool curriculum. It’s designed by StrongMind, our curriculum and technology partner, to help students gain the knowledge and thinking skills they’ll need for life, work, and higher education. At each grade level, structured classes are blended with self-paced learning to ensure that each student reaches his or her full potential. These courses also develop skills in the important “four Cs” of 21st century learning:

  • Critical thinking and problem solving
  • Communication
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Collaboration

Only the Finest Materials

Curriculum experts review and select the best texts and teaching materials from leading publishers to create units, lessons, and activities. The StrongMind team works closely with these experts to create interactive tools and resources that get students involved in learning. StrongMind’s curriculum brings ideas and concepts to life.

Exciting Electives

Electives are a key part of the well-rounded online virtual school curriculum at Great Lakes Learning Academy. These stimulating 6–12 online school courses cover a wide range of subjects and allow students to broaden their skills and explore new interests and talents.

Always Improving

At Great Lakes Learning Academy, the curriculum is evaluated and revised regularly. This ensures that it delivers the most effective content and aligns with state and national standards. As part of this ongoing review, students and parents are asked to rate each lesson on a five-star scale. After nearly four million evaluations, GLLA has received an average lesson rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars.

Curriculum Built for Success

Education should help prepare students for work, college, and life. And at the foundation of a good education, you’ll find a strong curriculum.

Over the years, we have developed, tested, and refined the Great Lakes Learning Academy curriculum to ensure that it meets national and state standards as well as those set by leading educational organizations. Most importantly, our online curriculum is designed to meet the diverse needs of our students.

But the work doesn’t stop there. We’re committed to continuous improvement, reviewing and revising our curriculum regularly. As part of this ongoing review, we ask students and parents in the Great Lakes Learning Academy community to rate each lesson on a five-star scale.

Hundreds of Proven Online School Courses

The Great Lakes Learning Academy curriculum includes core courses in math, science, language arts/English, and social studies for every grade. Electives are also offered at every grade level, allowing students at our virtual school in Michigan to broaden their skills and explore new interests. We also offer Gifted and Talented, and Honors courses.