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Elementary School

Course Offerings for Elementary School students (Grades K-5) 

QDA offers courses from a wide variety of curriculum providers. Listed below are our providers that offer courses for grades K-5.

  • Calvert





    The Calvert Curriculum is built on a rich foundation of reading, writing, and arithmetic. That foundation is then layered with history, science, music, geography, and the arts to ensure a comprehensive academic experience. Calvert provides the best of tradition and innovation with a diverse mix of online, multi-media, game-based instruction and texts to delight and engage your child. 

    Calvert Education Services is accredited by the Commission on Elementary Schools, a division of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The Calvert curriculum is internationally recognized among independent schools. Courses are approved by the Maryland State Department of Education, and the school is a member of the Educational Records Bureau and the National Association of Independent Schools. 

    In addition, Calvert’s program is correlated to Ohio state standards. Calvert regularly reviews all courses and introduces new materials after considering state standards and the standards established by the National Council for Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), National Council for Teachers of English (NCTE), National Council for Teachers of Social Studies (NCSS), and National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), as well as the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). 

    Calvert has been the trusted leader in distance learning for more than a century. Its time-tested curriculum is used by public, private, virtual charter and international schools and students in all 50 states and over 60 countries. The Calvert program is based on a dynamic partnership between WVL, the Student Learning Advocate, Calvert educators, parents and students. 

    QDA Instructional Supervisors assess student work and provide feedback to families on graded assignments. Enrichment activities are also provided by teachers to enhance the K-8 experience.

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  • Odysseyware





    ODYSSEYWARE is a leading provider of online curriculum and eLearning solutions for charter, public, and virtual schools across the United States. Founded on research-based educational models, ODYSSEYWARE's curriculum reaches digital natives and students who are challenged within the constraints of the traditional classroom. With the accelerated use of technology, Odysseyware enhanced its curriculum to include an increasing number of interactive and Internet-based features. Today, Odysseyware offers students a customizable, web-based curriculum accessible from any place at any time.

    Used in more than 900 school districts, ODYSSEYWARE includes courses in the core subjects of history and geography, math, language arts, and science, as well as a variety of electives. To ensure students begin at the appropriate grade level, placement testing is available for elementary, middle, and high school students.

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  • Rosetta Stone

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    Students enrolled at QDA have the opportunity to learn over twenty languages through our Rosetta Stone Online Classroom. The Rosetta Stone Online Classroom offers three to five levels of coursework for each language in an easy to use online website. The easy navigation allows students of all grades levels to use the Rosetta Stone Online Classroom.


  • Verticy Learning

    Verticy Learning provides an innovative academic solution for students in third through eighth grade who may experience challenges with reading and writing.  Comprehensive lesson plans, proven Orton-Gillingham instructional methodologies, customized course configuration, individual learning plans, flexible pacing by subject, assistive technologies, innovative computer-based learning aids, and expert professional educator support combine to turn struggling readers into independent learners.  

    Verticy Learning is the curriculum of choice for students who demonstrate characteristics of a language-based learning difference whether or not they have a specific diagnosis. Verticy may be right for your child if he or she:

    • Struggles with reading, writing, or spelling
    • Experiences issues with memory and retention
    • Performs below grade level in reading and writing 
    • Has difficulty decoding words
    • Benefits from a variety of instructional techniques: visual, auditory, tactile and kinesthetic 
    • Exhibits frustration and may resist learning

    Verticy Learning employs the world-renowned Calvert Curriculum as its foundation and adds dynamic and customized phonics/spelling and grammar/composition components to meet individual learning needs.

    For more information, please visit Verticy Learning's website or contact the QDA office.