CAOLA is a revolution in online education. Students stay enrolled in their local school district and earn a diploma from their high school. Students can participate in school-sponsored and athletic activities, all while learning from home.
The Capital Area Online Learning Association is the largest online learning consortium in Pennsylvania. Membership in CAOLA provides students with engaging, high quality curriculum. The courses are customized to fit their needs, while teaching valuable technology skills that are essential for success in the 21st century.
Our goal is to increase the options available to students. The administrative support of the Capital Area Intermediate Unit (CAIU) and the quality, flexible nature, and diversity of available courses create online learning options that meet an extraordinary variety of student needs, including:
Flexible learning options – CAOLA programs can adapt to fit individual student needs. Students can learn at the right pace for them, at the time and place they choose.
Highly engaging curriculum – We use state-of-the-art curriculum designed to be engaging and fun while targeting multiple learning styles.
Provide rich opportunities – Choose from a wide variety of courses and electives designed to allow students to pursue their academic interest, and develop a path for success after high school.
Retain and attract students – Offering expanded course selections, online learning opportunities and a highly competitive full-time online education option. This is a cost-effective way to retain and even bring back students who might leave to attend other private or public schools.
Academic excellence – Our rigorous, well-rounded curriculum can lead to high-demand, high-paying careers such as Robotics, Health Science and Business Management. Students can even earn industry certifications before graduation, offering you the first step to success in the 21st century global economy.
Proven methods combined with innovative techniques – CAOLA utilizes Apex Learning, Accelerate Education, EdisonLearning, eDynamic Learning, and Odysseyware – some of the most experienced teams in online learning.