K - 5: Nurturing Young Minds


At Hermiston ONLINE!, we nurture inquisitive minds with the approach that Big Ideas + Consecutive Down Payments of Learning + Practice = Mastery. Throughout our K-5 course offerings, you will find certain recurring themes that build on the previous grades’ teaching and weave an ever-richer tapestry of knowledge. Our individualized approach means your child can go as fast or slow as he needs to. And with more than 700 lessons per subject, he/she can dive deeply into areas of interest.  Our half-time kindergarten program and full-time elementary and middle school programs offer a wide range of learning experiences.  Elementary programs (grades 1-5) normally consist of five concurrent core and elective courses, while middle school students experience up to six courses depending on age, ability, and interest.


Superior Curriculum


The curriculum was created by a team of experts at K¹², using tried-and-true educational approaches for instruction. Our core courses include Language Arts/English, Math, Science, History, Art, and Physical Education.  The lesson plans for each subject are integrated, so your child may be reading literature from the same time period as the art or history lesson she is studying. What begins as a story about a king who lost his wife may end up with an examination of the architecture and history of the Taj Mahal, built as a monument to a dead queen.


Bringing Lessons to Life


Lessons come to life with a rich mixture of on- and offline teaching tools, including interactive animations, award-winning printed books with beautiful illustrations and narrative, original videos, and materials for hands-on experiments. Lessons are followed by assessments so you can be sure that your child has mastered a particular area before moving on, and built-in planning and progress tools make it easy to keep on track.


Course Descriptions


Get more specific information about how each subject and grade-level course works to ignite a passion for learning in your child.  Note that course availability and course load will be based on the student’s age, ability, and their individualized educational plan.


Middle & High School: Specifically Designed Courses


Hermiston ONLINE! uses the Aventa (K¹²) middle and high school curriculum and award-winning Middlebury© foreign language program to serve our students in grades 6–12. The Aventa (K¹²) online middle and high school environment blends the best features of the company’s world-renowned K–5 learning environment—the elegant and research-driven design, the compelling interactivity, the ease of use of both online and offline content—with key features designed to make the high school experience successful, given the far more complex high school world of content, skills, and time management. A typical middle or high school student is assigned up to six rigorous courses per semester in order to ensure a seamless educational progression and complete all requirements necessary for a Hermiston School District diploma.


A Robust Catalog of Courses Meets the Needs of Diverse Learners


The Hermiston ONLINE! middle and high school course catalog is robust, offering more than 140 core, elective, foreign language, and Advanced Placement® (AP®) courses. Aventa (K¹²) Math, Language Arts, Science, and History courses are offered in multiple versions to meet the needs of diverse learners with diverse goals. Up to four levels of World Languages are offered as well. With the help of our one-on-one guidance support system, students work with our coordinators to chart their own course, choosing from among the four levels of courses to match their aptitude and goals.


Four Versions of Core Subjects


With the FuelEd high school curriculum, students can harness the power of individualized learning by choosing from the following four versions of Math, English, Science, and History courses:

  • Fuel Education Core Courses are similar to the standard courses offered by many other programs. They meet all academic requirements for each course area both for graduation as well as for potential admission into a wide range of colleges.
  • Fuel Education Comprehensive Courses are designed for students entering with a strong foundational knowledge and aptitude in the subject area being covered, as well as solid study skills.
  • Fuel Education Honors Courses hold students to a greater degree of accountability, and demand even greater independence and self-discipline than their Comprehensive counterparts.
  • Aventa Advanced Placement (AP) Coursesare college-level courses that follow curriculum
  • specified by the College Board. Like K¹² Honors courses, AP courses require a greater degree of self-discipline for in-depth study of the subject.


Note that course availability and course load will be based on the student’s enrollment year, ability, and their individualized college and career pathway.


Thanks for your interest in Hermiston ONLINE! We look forward to serving you and your family.


Questions? Contact us at 541.667.6000 or email.