Capital Area Online Learning Association
An analysis of online learning needs in the Capital Area region conducted through the CAIU concluded that there is a substantial and rapidly increasing demand for student instruction that incorporates technology using online courses. School Districts in the Capital Area region came together as the Capital Area Online Learning Association (CAOLA) to enter into contracts for services, develop courses, and administer a viable, cost-effective and quality online learning solution for students.
Engage, Achieve, Succeed — Options for Every Learner
The member districts and the Capital Area Intermediate Unit will increase and extend learner options for achieving common goals by collaborating to develop and implement a regional, comprehensive, student-centered learning solution which effectively utilizes the latest technologies and research-based instructional strategies.
- Address unmet needs of students by increasing available options for learning content
- Increase available options to meet various learning modalities
- Create relevance by connecting required learning to real-world applications
- Increase available options for credit recovery, interventions, and alternative education
Why Choose CAOLA?
- Students in remote or rural locations with limited course selection
- Students with family obligations, or who have become parents
- Students involved in competitive sports, art, music, or other activities that require
a flexible schedule
- Students who want to be prepared for a 21st century job market by developing technology
- Students and families who want more flexibility, choice and ownership in their education
- Students who are bored, unengaged, or behind because traditional teaching methods
are not the best fit for them
- Gifted students who want a faster pace or more challenging material
- Special needs students who need a modified program, or a personalized pace
- Student with physical or behavioral differences, social or health issues
An Experience Unlike Any Other
Flexible learning options - Your learning program and curriculum is adapted
to fit your needs. Learn at the right pace for you, at the time and place that you
Highly engaging curriculum - We use state-of-the-art curriculum designed
to be engaging, fun, and to target multiple learning styles.
Learn more about our unique model.
Pursue your interests! - Choose from a wide variety of courses and electives
designed to allow students to pursue their academic interests, and develop a path
for success after high school. See our Course Selection
Proven methods combined with innovative techniques - CAOLA is backed by one of the most experienced teams in online learning, with
nearly 20 years of proven results and leading innovation in education. We know how
to get results, and it shows in our student's academic performance!
Academic excellence with a strong base in Math and Science –We believe that
rigorous, well-rounded curriculum with a strong base in Math, Science and Technology
is the key to success in the 21st century global economy. We make science fun and
interesting! Students can select from a broad range of courses you won’t find
at other schools like Forensics, Sports Medicine, and HTML. Check out our course