Blended Learning Courses

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AESA Prep International provides select courses through on online learning platform. These “blended learning” courses mirror the curriculum taught at AESA Prep Academy’s flagship school located in Austin, Texas.

AESA Prep International’s Blended Learning Courses are designed to serve students who require a high degree of schedule flexibility due to travel, competition schedules, or other unique circumstances that may prevent them from regularly attending classes in person. Additionally, students enrolled at AESA’s physical campus in Austin Texas are provided greater flexibility in scheduling classes or accelerating academically by including Blended Learning Courses in their class load.

AESA’s Blended Learning Courses are designed to engage and challenge students with the same rigorous academic standards delivered in courses on campus. Unlike online schools, AESA Blended Learning Courses build real relationships between teachers and students through the use of live student / instructor interaction every week in person or via video feed. Blended Learning students also receive consistent monitoring of student progress and personalized feedback.

We believe students should have the opportunity to pursue their passions without having to sacrifice a world-class education. With AESA, you do not have to sacrifice one for the other; you can have both!

For more information about AESA’s Blended Courses or to discuss enrolling in a Blended Course, please contact Rick Garza at [email protected]

Examples of AESA Blended Learning Courses available:

English I
In this course, students will discover effective strategies for text analyzation of prose (fiction and nonfiction) and poetry.  Students will identify and utilize effective reading comprehension strategies, analyzation of literary pieces, research skills and writing. The importance of proper grammar, punctuation, spelling and citation is highlighted in their studies.

 

Biology
Biology is the study of all forms of life; their components, activities, processes, and environments. This course covers the fundamental concepts of biology and will emphasize the integration of information into a larger framework of understanding of the subject. The first semester of Biology begins with a discussion of the unifying themes in biology and the application to all levels of organization. Those levels of organization are then taken, in turn, from molecules, cells, systems, populations, and ecosystems. Discussion of the molecular and cellular organization of life covers the topics of photosynthesis, cellular respiration, and cell division. An overview of human biology comprises the systems discussion. First semester concludes with the topic of ecology, including populations and ecosystems.
The second semester begins with the complex topics of genetics and protein synthesis. This is followed by a discussion of the principles of evolution. The semester finishes with the examination of unique aspects of many types of organisms, including protists, fungi, plants, invertebrates and vertebrates.

 

Algebra I

Algebra I teaches students to view algebra as a theoretical tool for analyzing and describing mathematical relationships. They will also experience the power of algebraic thinking in a context of applications by studying the mathematical modeling of real world problems.

In the first semester of Algebra I, students are introduced to functions, using tables and graphs, multiple representations of functions, exploring linear functions, rate of change, the parent function, writing rules, connecting functions to equations and inequalities, using commutative, associative, and distributive properties to simplify expressions, solving simple equations with manipulatives and symbols, solving equations of the Form kx + c = b and kx + c = mx + b, looking closer at inequalities and comparing notations and methods.

The second semester of Algebra I introduces students to systems of linear equation, solving systems using graphs and tables, solving systems by symbolic methods, area and perimeter functions, the parent function multiplied by a constant, adding and subtracting a constant, multiple changes to the parent function, binomial operations, modeling with quadratic functions, solving quadratic equations, graphs of exponential functions, and modeling inverse variation data.

 

Chemistry

This course examines Chemistry by introducing students to the following aspects: chemical reactions, the scientific method, characteristics of matter and its states, chromatography, physical and chemical changes, the law of conservation of mass, measurements in chemistry, accuracy, precision, significant digits, atomic theory, models of atoms, electron configurations, orbital notation, atomic mass, periodic table and its trends, nuclear chemistry, fission , fusion, half-lifes of radioactive elements, nuclear reactors, oxidation numbers, polyvalent metals, polyatomic ions, chemical formulas, chemical names, naming binary molecular compounds, naming acids, organic compounds, molar mass, mole calculations, percent composition, empirical and molecular formulas, valence electrons, electronegativity, ionic bonds, covalent bonds, chemical reactions, Stoichiometry, limiting reagents, percent yield, aqueous systems, reaction rates and equilibrium, and chemical applications in the real world.

 

World History

In this course, students are introduced to the intriguing world of past and present civilizations and interesting cultural, economic, and political developments. They will undergo a thorough and comprehensive study of ancient civilizations all the way to modern government systems. Students will visualize the past and understand the present day with interactive, engaging, and relatable world history lessons, videos, discussions, and more.