Each Learning Upgrade account provides access to all of our courses on a smartphone, tablet, or web browser. Students take placement exams and start at their current learning level. At the end of each 60-lesson course, students must complete a cumulative test to earn a certificate. Teachers can track progress with detailed real-time reports that document student growth at the class, school and organization level.
The English Upgrade courses move students from early reading and grammar to advanced comprehension and writing through a sequence of 360 engaging lessons. Students start at their level and rapidly grow to become proficient readers comfortable using academic language.
The Reading Upgrade course provides rapid intervention for students struggling to read proficiency. This includes students with reading difficulties including dyslexia, English learners, and older students who need to learn reading fundamentals. The Comprehension Upgrade course helps student to master the understanding of complex passages including literature, social studies, and science texts. Students learn key concepts like main idea and point of view through videos, examples, and practice questions.
The Math Upgrade courses help students overcome math struggles and become confident problem solvers ready for success in math classes and tests. Students start at their level and quickly fill in gaps to reach proficiency through interactive lessons filled with video, practice, and help.
The Algebra and Pre-Algebra Upgrade courses prepare students for success in math classes and passing difficult tests. These courses go beyond simple practice to help students learn difficult concepts through video and interactive games. Students gain the confidence to solve a variety of problems step-by-step on their own.
The highly anticipated new Digital Literacy course in the Learning Upgrade program teaches digital literacy standards. The 60 engaging lessons use video, music, games, and rewards to help learners understand difficult tech topics. Learners get experience with content creation, messaging, data, privacy, security, and digital citizenship.
The Work Life Skills course prepares people for success in their jobs, in school, and in life by teaching key soft skills. This course includes lessons in communication, personal qualities, interpersonal skills, social emotional learning, and work preparation. This innovative course helps develop the foundation for success in the workplace.
The Financial Literacy course prepares learners for success with both personal and small business finance. This course includes lessons covering banking, mobile finance, loans, and budgets. Learners become familiar with financial statements and business fundamentals. This course gives learners an opportunity to develop the vocabulary and skills for financial success.
Citizenship Upgrade helps individuals become U.S. Citizens by passing the civics test, reading and writing test, and interview questions. Learners gain an understanding of the 100 civics questions on the U.S. government, history, and geography. The course also offers tailored English lessons for non-English speakers to excel in reading, writing, and interviewing. The computer-based practice questions align with upcoming changes to the citizenship exam. Additionally, a final practice test boosts confidence before the actual test.
The GEDⓇ Reading course prepares learners for success in the Reading, Writing, Social Studies, and Science sections of the GED test. The lessons are designed to give students practice with question types and topics similar to the actual test. The courses go far beyond simple practice tests to actually teach learners key skills in comprehension, writing, and understanding maps, charts, and diagrams. Learners move through 60 sequenced lessons that build up their skills and then master a final challenge to prepare them for test success.
The TOEFL and IELTS courses prepare learners for success in these challenging English tests by covering Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking topics in detail. The lessons are designed to give students practice with question types and topics similar to the actual test. The courses go far beyond simple practice tests to actually teach learners key skills in comprehension, vocabulary, spelling, grammar, and writing. Learners move through 60 sequenced lessons that build up their skills and then master a final challenge to prepare them for test success.