Curriculum Choices

Each K-12 student in Minnesota meets state standards by working in an online curriculum in the four core subjects of language arts, math, science, and social studies. Weekly progress in courses and the online universal screener: FASTbridge is required for all.

VIBE’s curriculum team and administration will continually vet the curricula described below to ensure Minnesota standards are covered in their entirety.

K-8- Adventure Learning Labs by Venture Upward
Venture Upward’s Adventure Learning Labs are custom-designed core curricula modules that blend captivating video content with enriching literature-based activities and hands-on projects. Each lab offers an immersive educational experience where students embark on exciting adventures through carefully crafted multimedia content, fostering a deep understanding of key concepts. From interactive experiments to engaging projects, Adventure Learning Labs inspire curiosity, critical thinking, and creativity while making learning an enjoyable journey. Join us as we venture upward into the realms of knowledge and discovery!

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Adventure Learning Lab modules cover 100% of content standards for students in kindergarten through 8th grade. No supplementation is needed.

High School
High schoolers will be provided curriculum through the High School Suites platform, which is powered by Brigham Young University and supported by Venture Upward as the curriculum services provider. Learn more on our High School page.

Optional Resources
VIBE Teachers also offer synchronous learning module classes several times per week as an optional learning opportunity. These classes support and reinforce the academic instruction embedded within the Adventure Learning Labs.

Venture Upward offers optional resources to families to use at their discretion. Please see a full list of those options below. These resources are supplemental and cannot replace work required in the Adventure Learning Lab Modules or High School Suites.

Grades: 3-8

Subjects offered: language arts, math, science, social studies

Study.com’s courses are based on engaging video lessons with quizzes, and chapter tests created by qualified instructors.

Study.comTechnical system requirements

Grades: 1-8*

Subjects offered: language arts, math, science, social studies
(*Kindergarten is offered in language arts and math only.)

MobyMax is a standards-aligned learning platform for math, language arts, science, and social studies equipped with adaptive tests, test-prep lessons, and motivational tools. Students work through lessons to achieve proficiency, which earns them playing time in the site’s game area.

MobyMax.comTechnical system requirements

Grades: K-8

Subjects offered: science

Generation Genius brings school science standards to life through fun and educational videos paired with lesson plans, activities, quizzes, reading material and more. Our videos are produced in partnership with the National Science Teaching Association.

generationgenius.comTechnical requirements: web browser

Grades: K-6

Subjects offered: science and social studies

Studies Weekly utilizes a web-based newspaper format to engage students in science and social studies. It provides multimedia resources to keep students engaged and teach standards. Students read the periodical and then take a quiz to demonstrate knowledge.

studiesweekly.com   Technical system requirements

Grades: K-8

Subjects offered: language arts, math, science and social studies

*note: Science and social studies not available for K-1

IXL provides unlimited practice problems with meaningful, up-to-date tracking on your child’s progress. Learn thousands of K-12 topics online. Get detailed feedback and guidance.

ixl.com   Technical system requirements

Grades: K-6

Subject offered: language arts

Imagine Learning accelerates language arts proficiency by providing instruction and practice in all four domains of literacy—reading, writing, listening, and speaking. As students explore and practice skills, their individualized learning sequence adjusts dynamically to maximize their engagement and progress, accelerating to match a cognitive leap, or adjusting to accommodate unfinished learning.

(*Please note that this curriculum requires Chrome browser, an iPad, or Android tablet)

imaginelearning.com   Technical system requirements

Grades: 2-6

Subject offered: math

Beast Academy is an engaging and fun math curriculum that leads students through comic-book style materials, which provides comprehensive instruction. The practice materials provide hundreds of exercises, problems, puzzles, and games to reinforce the lessons.

beastacademy.com   Technical system requirements

Grades: K-8

Subject offered: math

CTC Math features video tutorials, interactive questions, printable worksheets, and weekly revision tasks to help students gain confidence in math.

ctcmath.com   Technical system requirements

Grades: K-8
Subject offered: math

DreamBox intelligently adapts to each child, letting them drive their own learning while giving parents and teachers in-the-moment data and valuable insights to ensure success.

dreambox.com   Technical system requirements

Grades: K-3
Subject offered: math

Mathseeds combines highly structured lessons with fun motivational elements that keep children engaged and keen to learn. These highly interactive and rewarding lessons can be used anytime and anywhere there is a computer or an iPad.

mathseeds.com   Technical system requirements

Grades: 3-8

Subject offered: math

Teaching Textbooks utilizes an interactive app to teach and test student knowledge in mathematics. This program was designed specifically for homeschoolers and is easy for students to do on their own.

teachingtextbooks.com   Technical system requirements

Grades: K-8

Subjects offered: language arts and math

In the hybrid model, students complete pacing time in IXL (online) and Bridge (workbook). *Internet access and a device that can photograph or scan pages required.

Students in grades K-3 reading below a 4th grade level also work in their choice of early literacy programs, which are provided by Venture Upward:

Reading Eggs is an award-winning online reading program created by experienced teachers based on scientific research for ages 2-13. We utilize Reading Eggs primarily with our K-3rd grade students to support early literacy. Students are guided through lessons that feature fun games, colorful animations, and catchy songs to engage them in learning.

readingeggs.com   Technical system requirements

Explode the Code® is an award-winning traditional phonics reading program that uses multisensory instruction in their series of 14 workbooks to increase reading comprehension and fluency through phonics. These engaging workbooks are a hit among elementary aged students!

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Grades: 6-8
Subjects offered: language arts, math, science, social studies

Edgenuity uses direct-instruction videos featuring expert, on-screen teachers to engage students. Frequent check-points help students practice learned information in a variety of ways.

Edgenuity.comTechnical Requirements

Grades: 7-8
Subjects offered: language arts, math, science, social studies

High School Suite teaches concepts primarily in a reading-to-learn format. A mix of writing projects and multiple choice assessments are used to test knowledge.

Grades: 1-8

Subjects offered: language arts, math, science, social studies

MobyMax is a standards-aligned learning platform for math, language arts, science, and social studies equipped with adaptive tests, test-prep lessons, and motivational tools. Students work through lessons to achieve proficiency, which earns them playing time in the site’s game area.

MobyMax.comTechnical system requirements

Grades: 2-8

Subjects offered: language arts, math, science and social studies

IXL provides unlimited practice problems with meaningful, up-to-date tracking on your child’s progress. Learn thousands of K-12 topics online. Get detailed feedback and guidance.

ixl.com   Technical system requirements

Grades: 3-8

Subjects offered: language arts, math, science, social studies

Study.com’s courses are based on engaging video lessons with quizzes, and chapter tests created by qualified instructors.

Study.comTechnical system requirements

Grades: K-8

Subjects offered: language arts and math

In the hybrid model, students complete pacing time in IXL (online) and Bridge (workbook). *Internet access and a device that can photograph or scan pages required.

Grades: 6th

Subjects offered: social studies

The Northern Lights is created by the Minnesota Historic Society and is an interactive eBook for students includes all the text, images and features of the student print book, The digital ebook includes: Diverse professional narration that reads the text to students, Introductory videos for each chapter plus 17 additional videos throughout, Additional primary sources, audio clips, interactive maps, and links to related web resources. The interactive eBook is accessible via our iPad app and via web browser for PCs, Macs, iPads, Chromebooks, the Microsoft Surface, and with limited functionality on other smart devices.

Website   Technical system requirements

Grades: K-6

Subjects offered: science and social studies

Studies Weekly utilizes a web-based newspaper format to engage students in science and social studies. It provides multimedia resources to keep students engaged and teach standards. Students read the periodical and then take a quiz to demonstrate knowledge.

studiesweekly.com   Technical system requirements

Grades: K-8 Science

Subjects offered: science

Generation Genius brings school science standards to life through fun and educational videos paired with lesson plans, activities, quizzes, reading material and more. Our videos are produced in partnership with the National Science Teaching Association.

generationgenius.comTechnical requirements: web browser

Grades: K-6

Subject offered: language arts

Imagine Learning accelerates language arts proficiency by providing instruction and practice in all four domains of literacy—reading, writing, listening, and speaking. As students explore and practice skills, their individualized learning sequence adjusts dynamically to maximize their engagement and progress, accelerating to match a cognitive leap, or adjusting to accommodate unfinished learning.

(*Please note that this curriculum requires Chrome browser, an iPad, or Android tablet)

imaginelearning.com   Technical system requirements

Grades: 2-6

Subject offered: math

Beast Academy is an engaging and fun math curriculum that leads students through comic-book style materials, which provides comprehensive instruction. The practice materials provide hundreds of exercises, problems, puzzles, and games to reinforce the lessons.

beastacademy.com   Technical system requirements

Grades: 3-8

Subject offered: math

Teaching Textbooks utilizes an interactive app to teach and test student knowledge in mathematics. This program was designed specifically for homeschoolers and is easy for students to do on their own.

teachingtextbooks.com   Technical system requirements

Grades: K-8
Subject offered: math

DreamBox intelligently adapts to each child, letting them drive their own learning while giving parents and teachers in-the-moment data and valuable insights to ensure success.

dreambox.com   Technical system requirements

Grades: K-8

Subject offered: math

CTC Math features video tutorials, interactive questions, printable worksheets, and weekly revision tasks to help students gain confidence in math.

ctcmath.com   Technical system requirements

Venture Upward is committed to strengthening communities through academic excellence and community building, which is why we have made several of our academic resources available at minimal or no cost to any Minnesota family! Please contact us at contact@ventureupward.org to find out more!