Deployment

Acellus - 18 Deployment Options

Special Education

Schools that have incorporated Acellus into their Special Education programs have found that special needs students are very quickly able to start experiencing success and are often even able to achieve grade level expectations. The International Academy of Science has spent years researching how special education students learn best, developing the methodology to most effectively reach these learners. Courses are available that have been specifically designed for special education, starting at the elementary level and going all the way up through 12th grade.

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Credit Recovery

When a student has failed a course of study, it can seem like an uphill battle to master the material and complete the course with a passing grade. Acellus takes on this challenge, targeting the areas of weakness identified through Prism Diagnostics™ to help students build the foundation needed to complete grade level material. Acellus offers schools a wide suite of course options, including electives and career courses. These courses can be used for credit recovery throughout the school year, as well as in summer school and after-school programs.

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STEM

STEM education is a major focus area of Acellus. The Acellus STEM-10 initiative is a 10-year program in coding that starts with students in the 3rd Grade and adds complexity each year until they graduate from high school as certified programmers, ready to enter the work place. Rather than the usual games or dancing robots associated with STEM, this course is a serious educational endeavor. All 10 years of the courseware are specifically targeted at empowering students to get jobs in technology and to make significant contributions in the real world.

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AP

Acellus offers schools a wide selection of CollegeBoard Approved Advanced Placement courses, allowing students to earn college credit while still in high school. Acellus AP Courses are taught by certified AP Instructors who have years of experience teaching AP material and preparing students to pass the rigorous AP exams. These courses are taught via video instruction, and combined with adaptive and interactive assessments on each concept to ensure mastery of the material. The courses are also automatically graded, and tailored to each student’s level and need. Acellus AP Courses are audited and approved by CollegeBoard, so that students are eligible for college credit upon successful completion of the course and the AP exam.

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CTE

A major initiative of IST, called CTE-100, is creating courses to prepare high school students for careers in 100 CTE fields. Acellus CTE courses incorporate the necessary academic anchor standards along with the career and life-skills training essential for success in the “real world.” With the various career clusters Acellus offers, students are able to take courses specific to the career pathway of their choice. The curricula for these courses follow state CTE guidelines, but also meet industry standards with the idea that students will be qualified, upon completion, to take industry-recognized certification exams. This will open the way for them to move into entry level positions in these fields right out of high school.

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TeamTeach

TeamTeach is a perfect way to infuse blended learning into the classroom. TeamTeach allows teachers to use Acellus courses in their classroom, just using a projector, eliminating the need for a computer lab. Teachers can use an entire course, or select specific lessons, to differentiate the instruction for students. Teachers can present the videos to their class, and then involve the class in group discussions on the topic, fostering collaboration between learners. There are over 300 courses to choose from in all core areas, including career and technical education, AP classes and electives. TeamTeach allows teachers access to over 50,000 educational videos, which are available in the Acellus Course Library.

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Intervention

Through the technologies of Prism Diagnostics and Vectored Instruction, Acellus is able to provide targeted instruction for students who struggle and have needs for intervention in ELA, math, social studies and science. Through these technologies, specific gaps and holes in students’ knowledge are identified, and filled in with instruction that is personalized to the learner’s needs. Teachers are able to monitor progress real-time through the Live Class Monitor and Gradebook to help ensure that the student is meeting their individual goals and benchmarks. The Acellus parent portal also keeps parents in the loop on their students’ progress and grades. Acellus is also idea for RTI and MTSS as it supports both academic, plus social and emotional needs.

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Emotional, Social & Physical Education

Today’s educators are tasked with the responsibility of engaging students in learning, helping them perform academically, while also creating an environment of positive thoughts and behavior. The Acellus ESP Course (Emotional, Social and Physical) focuses on the importance of all three components in student's lives, and helps cultivate healthy relationships, a caring attitude, and the importance of ones overall well-being and physical health. ESP inspires positivity, which will empower students to face the day to day challenges they will encounter in the real world. ESP is taught by Dr. Pajet Monet, and guides students through the process of becoming physically fit and active, while teaching the importance of healthy thoughts, behaviors, and attitudes.

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Summer School

With a wide array of course offerings, and many diverse deployment options, Acellus is a perfect fit for Summer School programs. Schools are able to choose from over 300 courses, and are able to control the rigor of the courses, making it ideal whether the goal is to help struggling learners catch up, or accelerate gifted students. By using the powerful Acellus Teacher tools, like “Live Class Monitor,” one teacher can simultaneously monitor the progress and performance of students in various courses of study. With Acellus, students needing to recover credits can successfully meet course requirements during a summer program. Additionally, schools can provide enrichment opportunities for students by using the Acellus STEM-10 program and other advanced courses.

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ESL

The number of ESL students in schools across the nation has grown exponentially in the last 10 years. With the increased population of ESL/ELL students, the demand has also grown to teach these students the English language, and the communication skills needed to thrive in school and the workforce. Schools are expected to educate these students who speak a wide variety of languages other than English. Discover English was developed for students in ESL Programs and is ideal for students from any ethnic background who are learning the English language. Discover English incorporates the syntax, vocabulary, and pronunciation needed for them to comprehend English in an everyday environment.

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GED & Adult Education

Acellus provides schools and adult learning centers with a extensive array of resources that are ideal for the academic and career training needed for successful adult education programs. Whether it is preparing adults to be ready for a high school equivalency exam, or empowering them with the skills and training required for the career of their dream, Acellus makes it possible. Acellus offers a varied and diverse selection of courses that can be done on a flexible timetable, allowing adults that are on busy and restrictive schedules to still complete their coursework. Courses in each core area are specifically developed for each section of the GED, as well as the HiSet and TASC.

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Independent Study

Educating students outside of the brick and mortar school environment is becoming an ever growing need. An Independent Study program for students studying from home enables them to still achieve their academic goals while giving them the flexibility to choose where and when they study. Acellus affords students the opportunity to study on their own schedule without compromising instructional rigor, standards, and quality. Additionally, students needing hospital or homebound services can benefit from the continuity of using Acellus at school or while away. This gives students an educational pathway that best enables them to fully realize their academic potential regardless of their situation.

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After School Programs

Incorporating Acellus into After School programs allows schools to personalize the learning experience to every student, making it ideal for intervention, remediation, credit recovery, enrichment or acceleration. With over 300 courses to choose from in every core area, including CTE, AP and Elective courses, Acellus allows teachers to more fully differentiate instruction, and cater the academic experience to diverse groups of students. Schools are able to provide exciting enrichment activities to complement the regular school day, by implementing the Acellus STEM-10 Robotics Labs and coding curriculum. The Acellus STEM Labs empower facilitators to offer effective coding and robotics courses without the need for extensive additional training.

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Teacher Development

The Institute of Science and Technology (IST), the educational arm of the International Academy of Science, offers a graduate degree program to specialize in technology-based instruction in a blended learning environment. IST offers teachers the opportunity to further their own academic goals by enrolling in the Doctor of Research in Education (DRE) program. This program is designed to help educators meet the demands of quality online and blended learning curriculum development and teaching in the 21st century. This advanced degree program empowers graduate students with hands-on experience in the application of both content and pedagogical knowledge in online and blended learning.

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Gifted & Talented

Learners who show evidence of high achievement, such as gifted and talented students, often have unique requirements that require specialized instruction in order for them to fully develop their capabilities. Providing an educational experience that is varied, and meets the needs of these students, is a continual challenge. Acellus allows students to move forward on an accelerated path, and differentiates the instruction so that students with various skill levels are not held back. A special accelerated mode of Acellus has been developed specifically for gifted students. The accelerated mode is taught on a more advanced level, and the problems are more complex, providing students with a more rigorous course.

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Tutoring

Schools can offer Acellus as a tutoring solution for their students — removing a financial burden from families and giving students the resources needed to succeed. In Acellus Tutoring, students have complete access to all the lessons in a given course of study. When students struggle with a particular concept discussed in class, that concept can be reviewed later in Acellus to get some extra instruction and practice. The powerful Prism Diagnostics technology kicks right in to help fill in the gaps in understanding — paving the way to success in class.

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Correctional Education

The education provided in a Correctional Institution is a fundamental component of rehabilitation. Correctional Facilities and Detention Centers are faced with the challenge of providing education to a transient population with varying levels of mastery. With a wide suite of courses, Acellus meets this need by catering educational content to the individual skill set of each user through Customized Personal Instruction (CPI). Acellus also offers CTE courses presenting an opportunity for the incarcerated to prepare for success in the workforce upon release.

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College Prep

Helping students become college ready is an important undertaking. With CollegeBoard Approved AP and college entrance exam prep courses, Acellus can help students get a head start on their desired degree. Additionally, scheduling issues make it difficult (and sometime impossible) for students to take all the classes they need…and the ones they want…in order to be fully prepared for college. The wide variety of both core and elective Acellus courses help schools provide flexibility to scheduling and opportunities for students to accomplish even lofty goals.

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Find out what it would cost to get Acellus at your school.

Getting a quote for your school is easy and will only take about 5 minutes.  You will have access to an interactive quote form that will allow you to try out different implementation scenarios to help you determine the best fit for your school and budget.