Teaching Accelerated Learners

Unique learning for unique kids

For gifted kids, the four walls of a classroom can feel like the four sides of a box. K12 and the Arkansas Virtual Academy understand that academically gifted students don't fit into a box—whether it's a classroom or a one-size-fits-all education program. Teaching gifted kids is about challenging their young, talented minds. It's about allowing these students the freedom that comes from flexible, individualized learning approaches, and the challenge that comes from an exceptional, engaging curriculum—both of which we provide.

The right curriculum for accelerated learners

Here are just a few reasons why the challenging, engaging K12 curriculum our students use works so well for academically gifted kids:

  • The K-8 curriculum is mastery-based, enabling students to advance when they're ready—not when the rest of the class is.
  • World language courses in up to five languages are available to all students.
  • The approach to learning is flexible and dynamic.
  • K12 focuses on helping students reach their natural potential.
  • There is Specialized Advanced Learner Teacher support.
  • There are many enrichment activities, clubs, and special programs like Lego Robotics, Odyssey of the Mind, and chess—just to name a few.

At the Arkansas Virtual Academy, gifted kids think and learn out of the box.