Your goals are defined.
We’ll help you find the time to achieve them.
Focusing on your goals in life may not fit with the traditional school model. The Path to Potential offers 4th – 8th-grade scholars a fast-paced online curriculum using online resources, videos, podcasts, group projects, lectures, and interactive games, to engage our scholars along the path of their learning journey. Whatever path you take, make sure it unleashes your potential.
Our Online Courses
The Path to Potential courses were created to national standards, not just the state of Arizona’s standards. With a wide range of diverse activities, our curriculum provides an engaging and rigorous learning experience for different learning styles. With interactive games and quizzes, engaging video and audio clips, and practical written lessons and assessments, the Path to Potential courses are thoughtfully designed to help our scholars understand new concepts and master new skills.
How it Works
The Path to Potential courses are taught by certified Grande Innovation Academy teachers. They provide personalized instruction and support in the online classroom and via phone, email, and text. During interactive live video lessons, scholars receive direct instruction, collaborate with classmates, and participate in activities. With an online curriculum that powers learning with real-life applications, the Path to Potential courses provide engaging and interactive content, encouraging mastery before moving forward.
Designed for scholars who may need more flexibility, more of a challenge, or who may perform better outside of a traditional classroom, the Path to Potential gives scholars the freedom to follow their own unique path to learning through a variety of flexible and full-time options.
The Path to Potential courses are created to national standards, and include a wide range of diverse activities, providing an engaging and rigorous learning experience for different learning styles. With interactive games and quizzes, engaging video and audio clips, and practical written lessons and assessments, our courses are thoughtfully designed to help students understand new concepts and master new skills.
Elementary school scholars in the 4th or 5th grade may begin their digital online learning journey with the Path to Potential. Courses are taught by certified teachers who provide age-appropriate instruction and 1:1 support.
As a parent, you are an integral part of your scholar’s education. Although certified teachers provide regular online instruction, elementary-aged scholars need additional guidance and support from their parents. Parents are expected to monitor scholars daily, maintain weekly progress, ensure content mastery, and help with course navigation when necessary.
Middle School Electives
Our interactive curriculum includes core and advanced courses. Fully accredited by Cognia, the Path to Potential provides the flexibility needed to experience online learning from any location 24/7.
Middle school scholars may advance their learning by enrolling in high school courses if academically appropriate. Courses subject to availability.
Making the switch to digital online learning usually leaves parents with a lot of questions. We’ve answered the most common questions here in our FAQs, but should you have additional questions, please feel free to contact us.
The Grande Innovation Academy in-person learning scholars do wear uniforms. The Path to Potential scholars do not need to purchase uniforms. If Path to Potential scholars choose to come on campus for pictures, they will need a uniform.
No. Scholars do not have the option to take classes over the summer months.
Yes. AzM2 is the statewide achievement test for Arizona students and Path to Potential scholars will need to participate in the spring testing each year. The testing times and locations will be announced in the spring.
A strong internet connection is key to online school success. A lack of a reliable internet connection and access to a computer is detrimental to the educational process. It is not recommended that scholars attempt to complete their education on a phone.
In addition to motivation and family support, success comes from having a productive workspace. Scholars need a distraction-free environment, and a nicely lit workspace to read, study, and do their independent work. Scholars will need to have a computer, reliable internet connections, a working camera, and a microphone. Scholars need the ability to have regular communication with their teachers using text messaging, phone calls, and video chats.
Yes! Self-motivated students excel at online educational formats. Students who can set their priorities, adapt their schedules to fit their lifestyle and have engaged parents will succeed. Successful online scholars are self-motivated and have great time management skills, which are both skills employers look for.
There will be a learning curve if your child doesn’t have time management skills, but that doesn’t mean they will not succeed. Part of time management means creating and keeping a daily and weekly schedule, staying connected with teachers, and being involved in your child’s education. Our curriculum offers a pacing chart to print off. This provides scholars with guidance so they don’t get behind.
“Busy work” doesn’t exist with online learning. Self-paced refers to the flexibility that online learning offers. Our curriculum offers a pacing chart to print off. This provides our scholars with guidance so they don’t get behind.
Self-paced learning offers scholars the freedom to study and learn when and where they want to. There are structured deadlines to assure scholars keep on pace, but scholars set their own schedule to complete the weekly work.
Online classes include videos, group projects, lectures, and readings. Everyone participates and feedback is in real-time. With interactive games and quizzes, practical writing lessons and assessments, our courses are designed to help our scholars understand new concepts and master new skills. The course material and activities may be accessed from any computer. Scholars communicate with their teachers and other scholars, and they’re given the opportunity to critique each other and participate in group projects.
Online learning is not an easy pass! Online classes focus on content and concepts. Scholars attend live virtual classes, but the lessons are recorded so if a scholar needs to review a lesson, they can. Online school requires the same dedication from scholars to learn the material. They work just as hard as the traditional in-person student; online students are just given the freedom to learn on their schedule and timeline.
The online learning format works well for children who are focused or want to concentrate on other areas of life. While in-person learning may work well for the majority of scholars, the child who wants to focus on perfecting their swim strokes, mastery of the violin, or acting lessons to fulfill their dreams of attending the Julliard School, may find online school as a better fit.
If your child has self-discipline, motivation, and is independent, the Path to Potential online school will be a great fit.
Focusing on screens is one of the biggest challenges with online learning. It’s important that families understand it’s imperative for scholars to have a distraction-free work environment, free of televisions, radios, phones, and social media. Without distractions, a scholar will have a better chance at focusing on their assignments, thus limiting their screen time.
I’ve been told there’s no personal guidance with online schools and students suffer from isolation, is this true?
The Path to Potential scholars experience the benefit of engaging online courses, challenging innovative experiences, personal attention from our teachers, and project collaboration with other scholars in a safe, reliable, and flexible educational environment. Path to Potential scholars have access to all online teacher’s office hours. In addition, the Grande Innovation Academy has tutoring on campus which all online scholars have access to.
Scholars also have access to Ashlee Miller, the “Guide on the Side” from 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM Monday – Thursday. Ashlee has direct communication with online teachers and access to schedules to best guide our scholars.
Yes. Just like scholars attending our in-person school, the Grande Innovation Academy, all scholars will learn to think critically, develop a growth mindset, and demonstrate creative thinking. All scholars at the Grande Innovation Academy and at the Path to Potential receive a well-rounded academic education and are provided cohesive character development learning to prepare all our scholars to assume leadership roles in the community, be socially responsible collaborators, and self-reliance to succeed in a global market.
What’s not the same? Flexibility. Our Path to Potential teachers expect our Path to Potential scholars to be independent learners, with the ability and self-motivation to engage with the curriculum being taught. In addition, our online scholars have the flexibility to complete work around their busy schedules.
The Path to Potential online school is accredited by Cognia, SACA, CASI, and offer NCAA approved core courses. The Path to Potential is a chartered as part of the Arizona Charter Schools Association, and our courses are tailored to national standards, offering a wide-range of diverse activities, and engaging and rigorous learning experiences for different learning styles.
I’ve heard children feel isolated with online learning because they are meeting face to face, is this true?
At Path to Potential, being connected is a top priority. Online schooling is not for everyone. Many students feel the need to be in the company of their peers. We encourage our Path to Potential scholars have access to online meets, in-person meets, and have access to all the sports, clubs, and activities offered at our in-person charter school, the Grande Innovation Academy.
Anyone who is a resident in the state of Arizona may register their 4th – 8th-grade children to attend the Path to Potential online school.
Here’s what our families have to say about the Path to Potential:
The Path to Potential offers children who are determined to reach certain goals, the opportunity to train and put the necessary time in focus on their dreams, without giving up a quality education.