Home School

Homeschooling provides parents with the ability to customize a curriculum and a learning environment for each child, so that one size does not have to fit all. Finding appropriate and challenging courses for high school students can become difficult, though, particularly if your son or daughter has a strong aptitude in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Each Catapult course encompasses all aspects of STEM and provides parents and students with a balance between flexible scheduling and support from real people. With Catapult,

  • Students can enroll individually or as a group
  • Students have 24/7 access to course content
  • Students receive support from our Teaching Assistants — who are real people
  • Courses are directed and paced by our Teaching Assistants
  • All of the teaching is embedded in the online content, so parents do not have to become content experts
  • All grading is included in the course fee
  • Parents can have observer accounts to monitor their child’s progress in the course
  • Students can register for one-semester courses any time through the first week of January

Private School

It is difficult for schools of any size to find well-qualified teachers in advanced STEM areas, and private school administrators are often faced with additional constraints that shrink the pool of potential teachers. Catapult Engineering Academy enables administrators to offer individual engineering courses or to build a multi-year engineering academy within their schools, all without the need to hire additional faculty with highly specialized expertise. With Catapult,

  • Students can enroll independently or as a class that is facilitated by a local teacher
  • All of the teaching is embedded in the online content, so the local teacher does not have to become a content expert
  • The local teacher works with our Teaching Assistants to ensure that pacing is appropriate for your specific environment
  • The local teacher is provided with pre-service and in-service professional development to understand the course framework and to handle the grading
  • Critical mass for a course to “make” is reduced to 1 student
  • Students have 24/7 access to course content
  • Students receive support from our Teaching Assistants — who are real people
  • Parents can have observer accounts to monitor their child’s progress in the course
  • Student participation in engineering courses will likely increase interest and enrollment in upper-level math and science courses

Public School

The traditional public school model is one of subject-area silos – silos that are far too often lacking in meaningful context. STEM education has become a focal point in recent years, even though STEM in most schools represents 3 separate departments and 1 or 2 elective courses.

Engineering provides the context for Science, Technology and Math, since engineering inherently answers the question that every student asks: “When will we ever use this stuff?”

Catapult Engineering Academy provides administrators with a curriculum framework that breaks down the artificial barriers between subjects and meets many of the Next Generation Science Standards. With Catapult,

  • Students can enroll independently or as a class that is facilitated by a local teacher
  • All of the teaching is embedded in the online content, so the local teacher does not have to become a content expert
  • The local teacher works with our Teaching Assistants to ensure that pacing is appropriate for your specific environment
  • The local teacher is provided with pre-service and in-service professional development to understand the course framework and to handle the grading
  • Critical mass for a course to “make” is reduced to 1 student
  • Students have 24/7 access to course content
  • Students receive support from our Teaching Assistants — who are real people
  • Parents can have observer accounts to monitor their child’s progress in the course
  • Student participation in engineering courses will likely increase interest and enrollment in upper-level math and science courses