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The RGA Curriculum

Online Learning

The Ready Global Academy Philosophy

The demand for online education will continue to grow in the future, and Ready Global Academy is prepared to meet this demand. Our curriculum is carefully designed to both prepare students for the rigor of university study and allow them to succeed in the online environment. At RGA, we believe that strong student-instructor relationships are essential to the success of the curriculum. We emphasize forming these meaningful connections as a way to personalize the learning space. This allows instructors to pay attention to students’ strengths and weaknesses and understand their individual learning styles. Additionally, teachers and mentors provide extensive personalized feedback to both hold students accountable for the quality of their work and encourage them to improve. The student’s learning pace depends entirely upon the student and the goals they set for themselves.​

As a Ready Global Academy student or parent, you’ll see that one of the primary goals of our academic program is to promote lifelong learning. Our program is designed to help students acquire the knowledge and 21st-century skills necessary for future success in their chosen field. Included in these skills are critical thinking, understanding, discrimination in reading and listening, creativity, initiative, and collaboration. Students also gain the tools for completing academic research throughout their coursework.


Each student is required to pursue a course of study encompassing English, social studies, science, mathematics, physical education, and health. Students develop individualized learning profiles that allow our staff to personalize the curriculum to meet their needs. A variety of electives are also offered to enhance the students’ skills and interests in areas including art, music, computer science, industrial technology, and business. As a result, students benefit from getting their high school diploma in a way that would not be possible in a mainstream school. From enrollment to post-graduation, students are guided by their Home Advisors, College Counselors, and instructors to ensure that they are pursuing a path that suits their individual goals.

Mastery-Based Program

Our program is mastery-based, meaning that our teachers can adjust the content or pace of lessons to suit the needs of students. Mastery-based education is centered around the principle that once students demonstrate proficient understanding of each lesson’s concepts, they may progress to subsequent lessons. This approach to learning allows students to work through lessons at their own speed, with opportunities to review material until they effectively demonstrate their understanding. It also encourages instructors to reinforce key curricular topics according to the needs of individual students.

Course Selection

Appropriate selection of courses will provide a challenging curriculum that fits each student’s ability level. The student's Home Advisor will coordinate with the College Counselor and the student in order to make course selections. Parental approval is required prior to completing registration. Once course selections are made, the decisions are final. Class changes due to teacher preference are not permitted.

Honors Program

Students who are gifted or academically talented need a qualitatively different program that takes their advanced learning abilities into consideration. The Honors Program at RGA provides a challenge for these students and develops their skills in independent study, research, creativity, and critical thinking. Honors courses allow for a more in-depth approach to the content, more discussion-based activities, and the chance for higher-level thinking that focuses on the analysis and synthesis of knowledge. Honors students will be challenged to develop their abilities for both their own personal growth and the benefit of society.

Dual Enrollment Program

The Marquette Explorer Program is a dual enrollment program offered to Ready Global Academy students through our partnership with Marquette University. This program gives students the opportunity to begin taking college-level courses while they are still in high school. Qualified dual enrollment applicants have demonstrated their dedication, ability, and motivation to succeed at the college level. Students in the Marquette Explorer Program take courses designated as College Credit Plus (CCP) during their junior and senior year. These courses give students both RGA and Marquette University credits and can be transferred to the universities that students attend in the future. CCP courses are weighted the same as AP classes on RGA transcripts. 

A Team of Dedicated Advisors

Every student enrolled in RGA is assigned a Home Advisor and College Counselor to assist the student and their family every step of the way, from enrollment and course selection to preparing for post-graduation and college applications. Under their guidance, students become more independent in decision-making and develop their self-discipline.

  • Honors Algebra I 

  • Honors Algebra II and Trig

  • Honors Biology 

  • Honors Physics

  • Honors French IV

  • Honors Spanish IV

  • Honors English 9 

  • Honors English 10 

  • Honors Geometry 

  • Honors US History 

  • Honors World History 

  • Honors Chemistry

  • AP Calculus AB

  • AP Calculus BC

  • AP Statistics

  • AP Computer Science A

  • AP Art History

  • AP Music Theory

  • AP Literature and Composition

  • AP U.S. Government and Politics

  • AP United States History

  • AP World History

  • AP European History

  • AP Human Geography       

  • AP Psychology

  • AP Chemistry

  • AP Environmental Science

  • AP Biology

  • AP Physics 1

  • AP Physics C: Mechanics

  • AP Macroeconomics

  • AP Microeconomics

Honors, Advanced Placement (AP), and College Credit Plus (CCP) Course Offerings

  • CCP Microeconomics

  • CCP Macroeconomics

  • CCP Financial Accounting

  • CCP Managerial Accounting 

  • CCP Intro to Computer Science Principles

  • CCP Software Development with Python 

  • CCP Composition I

  • CCP Composition II

  • CCP Public Speaking and Professional Communication 

  • CCP Elementary Statistics

  • CCP Principles of Biology I

  • CCP General Chemistry I

  • CCP General Physics I

  • CCP US History Since 1865

  • CCP Introduction to US Government

  • CCP General Psychology 

  • CCP Human Geography

  • CCP History of Western Art II

Students are approved to be in the Advanced Placement and Honors courses based on past performance, test scores, and teacher recommendations. 


All RGA Advanced Placement courses have been approved by College Board.  These courses have been posted to the Advanced Placement Ledger.

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