Venturing Ahead Courses
Students may select Venturing Ahead as a stand-alone curriculum path or in combination with online courses to fulfill their core academic requirements. A Venture Upward mentor is always available to provide both additional course information and guidance as you move through the selection process to find the best fit for your student.
These courses give parents and students the ability to choose educational materials that best meet the learning style of the students while giving the parent the freedom to utilize resources that are consistent with their educational philosophy. These courses require online (IXL) or workbook-based (Spectrum) coursework to be completed each week to show progress. Venture Upward offers up to $125 per course to purchase required curriculum.
Venturing Ahead is an individualized program designed to give families the highest level of independence and choice possible. Through this unique programming, parents choose the curriculum and resources that best meet the needs of their child and their child’s learning style. These courses allow families who’ve already identified an excellent curriculum, to continue to use it with their student. Venturing Ahead students receive a $125 stipend per course to help with the cost of curricula.
Students in grades 1-8 may use up to four Venturing Ahead courses to satisfy their core requirements in social studies, language arts, math, and science. Students may also use these courses in combination with other online curricula, for a total of 4 core academic courses. If a student chooses to take a combination of Online and Venturing Ahead courses, please note that the stipend is only allotted for the Venturing Ahead course.
The Kindergarten Venturing Ahead class covers language arts, math, social studies and science in one fun and engaging course, which also includes one $125 curriculum stipend.
Venturing Ahead Progress Monitoring
Every week, students complete learning activities that focus on grade-level skills in math, language arts, social studies, and science to show progress and attendance. Students may complete these learning activities through Spectrum workbooks or online through IXL. All students will complete the Spectrum Writing workbook. The workbooks and IXL subscriptions will be provided at no cost to our Venture Ahead families. Mentors are available if clarification or guidance is needed.
Using their stipend, parents may order the curriculum for their student’s Venturing Ahead course(s). Our Venture Team processes the orders, and materials are shipped to students directly. These learning materials may include textbooks, curriculum sets, workbooks, science kits, math manipulatives, and other learning materials that help to enrich your child’s educational experience.
Please note: a religiously-based curriculum may not be purchased with your Venturing Ahead stipend, including A Beka, Apologia, Sonlight, and others.