SOURCE: Educational Options, Inc.

Educational Options, Inc.

February 23, 2011 08:30 ET

EdOptions™ Introduces New English and Science Courses

FALLS CHURCH, VA--(Marketwire - February 23, 2011) - EdOptions, an award-winning educational technology company, is thrilled to announce the release of two new courses: English I (2011) and Middle School Earth Science

English I (2011) represents a completely new version of ninth grade language arts. A balance of literature and composition lessons will challenge high-achieving students while providing adequate support and skill development opportunities for those in need of additional assistance. Interesting reading selections, exercises that call for self-reflection -- such as a journal-writing feature for students to try their hand at writing in different genres and styles -- and extension activities that apply what is learned to real-world situations combine to keep students actively involved in this standards-based course.

Middle School Earth Science combines clearly stated, comprehensive text and exciting interactive elements to keep students engaged and facilitate their mastery of required concepts and skills in the four areas of geology, meteorology, oceanography, and astronomy. Within each of these units are lessons on environmental science to help students understand how living and non-living systems interact. "Think About It" and "Making Connections" sections ask students to reflect on the lesson material and examine how it relates to their personal experiences. "A Closer Look" sections offer interesting side topics such as dispelling common misconceptions, trivia questions, or using science to explain mythology. As in all EdOptions Stars Suite® courses, Middle School Earth Science includes optional labs that provide students a deeper understanding of course content as well as hands-on experiences.

"We are thrilled to announce our two new courses! Both courses are bound to be terrific enhancements to the Stars Suite® catalog." -- Janice Wilder, Vice President of Academics and Curriculum Development.

About Educational Options, Inc.
EdOptions is an award-winning education technology firm located in Falls Church, Virginia. Its premier product, Stars Suite®, has served more than one million students nationwide and features 49 middle school and high school courses as well as Web-based solutions for state test preparation, high school preparation, and GED® studyEdOptions Online Academy, the virtual school division of EdOptions, is a fully accredited online high school designed to support both public and non-traditional educational institutions with rigorous curriculum, powerful Web-based technology, and certified-teacher support. Orchard Software, the elementary division of EdOptions, provides targeted state standards-based instruction, assessment and data management for grades pre-K–9 in reading, language arts, math, and science.

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