California Elementary School Curriculum | California Virtual Academies
Nurturing Young Minds
At CAVA, we nurture inquisitive minds with the Stride K12 approach that Big Ideas + Consecutive Down Payments + Practice = Mastery. Throughout our K–5 course offerings, you will find certain recurring themes that build on the previous grade's teaching and weave an ever-richer tapestry of knowledge. Our personalized approach means students can go as fast or slow as they need to. And with more than 700 lessons per subject, they can dive deeply into areas of interest.
The Stride K12 curriculum was created by an experienced team of educators using proven instructional approaches. It includes five core courses—language arts/English, math, science, history and art with world languages or music as electives.
The lesson plans for each subject are integrated, so your child may be reading literature from the same time period as the art or history lesson being studied. A story about a king who lost his wife dovetails with an examination of the architecture and history of the Taj Mahal, built as a monument to a dead queen.
Bringing Lessons to Life
Lessons come to life with a rich mixture of online and offline teaching tools, including interactive animations, printed books with beautiful illustrations and narrative, original music and videos, and materials for hands-on experiments. Lessons are followed by assessments, so you can be sure that your child has mastered a particular concept before moving on, and built-in planning and progress tools make it easy to keep on track.
Get more specific information about how each subject and grade-level course works to ignite a passion for learning in your child.