Course Catalog


Holston Academy offers 300+ online courses, including: Middle School, college prep, Honors, Advanced Placement®, electives, world languages, and Specialty Partner courses.

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Education and Teaching Advanced

Course Overview:This Education and Teaching Advanced online course is designed to prepare future educators for the classroom they will inherit. It starts with a history of education and how blended, adaptive, and personalized learning are coming to the forefront in learning. The course then explores new and emerging technologies, along with their current and future […]

  • Subject:
  • Electives
  • Course Type:
  • High School Courses
  • Semester Course
  • University of California a-g courses

Honors Mandarin 6

Course Overview: In the Honors Mandarin 6 online course, students aim to develop their critical thinking, learn how to offer different viewpoints on a variety of topics and arguments to back up their positions, and analyze and write about complex text. Students will use complex texts, videos, songs, articles, plays, movies, podcasts, TV shows, and […]

  • Subject:
  • Languages
  • Course Type:
  • High School Courses
  • Honors
  • LanguageBird
  • Middle School Courses
  • NCAA Core Courses
  • University of California a-g courses
  • Yearlong Course

Mandarin 6 (Live)

Course Overview: This Mandarin 6 live online course is designed for students to continue to build on and strengthen their knowledge of and ability to express themselves in Mandarin using polysyllabic words and traditional idioms. Students will examine authentic language materials, including novels (modern fiction), newsletters, websites, documentaries, TV shows, and movies; write multi-paragraph texts; […]

  • Subject:
  • Languages
  • Course Type:
  • High School Courses
  • LanguageBird
  • NCAA Core Courses
  • University of California a-g courses
  • Yearlong Course

Mandarin 5 (Live)

Course Overview: This Mandarin 5 live online course is designed to help students understand language materials that are rich in subject matter and involve various aspects of work, study, and social life. Students will be able to communicate effectively and accurately with others on specific or abstract topics in various contexts and discuss or participate […]

  • Subject:
  • Languages
  • Course Type:
  • High School Courses
  • LanguageBird
  • NCAA Core Courses
  • University of California a-g courses
  • Yearlong Course

Mandarin 4 (Live)

Course Overview: This Mandarin 4 live online course is designed to help students continue to enlarge their Mandarin vocabulary to about 1,200 words, build their Mandarin grammar structures, understand Mandarin texts with a variety of topics and themes, and have decent knowledge of some Chinese culture and history.  After this course, students should be able […]

  • Subject:
  • Languages
  • Course Type:
  • High School Courses
  • LanguageBird
  • NCAA Core Courses
  • University of California a-g courses
  • Yearlong Course

Mandarin 3 (Live)

Course Overview: This Mandarin 3 live online course is designed to help students continue to enlarge their Mandarin vocabulary to about 600 words, and to be familiar with Mandarin sentence structure, use of tenses, and some Chinese culture. After this course, students should be able to communicate confidently in familiar topics and handle everyday social […]

  • Subject:
  • Languages
  • Course Type:
  • High School Courses
  • LanguageBird
  • NCAA Core Courses
  • University of California a-g courses
  • Yearlong Course

Mandarin 2 (Live)

Course Overview: This Mandarin 2 live online course is designed to help students continue building their Mandarin vocabulary, and be familiar with Mandarin tones, characters, and simple sentence structure. After this course, students should be able to use simple sentences to communicate familiar topics and accomplish short social interactions. Students will learn from simple videos, […]

  • Subject:
  • Languages
  • Course Type:
  • High School Courses
  • LanguageBird
  • NCAA Core Courses
  • University of California a-g courses
  • Yearlong Course

Mandarin 1 (Live)

Course Overview: This Mandarin 1 live online course is an introductory course aimed at students with no previous knowledge of the language. The goal of this course is for students to become familiar with Mandarin sounds, tones, pinyin, and Chinese characters. Upon completing this course, students should be able to use basic vocabulary or sentences […]

  • Subject:
  • Languages
  • Course Type:
  • High School Courses
  • LanguageBird
  • NCAA Core Courses
  • University of California a-g courses
  • Yearlong Course

Introduction to Cybersecurity

Course Overview: This Introduction to Cybersecurity online course dives into the acts of changing, falsifying, or simply intercepting the most dynamic and valuable financial assets and information and how that can be more devastating to individuals, societies, and even nations than physical attacks and wars of the past. The more we democratize access to information […]

  • Subject:
  • Electives
  • Course Type:
  • High School Courses
  • University of California a-g courses
  • Yearlong Course

French 4 (Live)

Course Overview: This French 4 live online course is designed to help students use more complex linguistic structures to enhance their speaking and writing skills with the study of cultural and audiovisual material. Students will learn through videos, songs, articles, and other authentic materials as they acquire knowledge of France and the Francophone world while […]

  • Subject:
  • Languages
  • Course Type:
  • High School Courses
  • LanguageBird
  • NCAA Core Courses
  • University of California a-g courses
  • Yearlong Course

French 3 (Live)

Course Overview: This French 3 live online course is designed to help students talk about stories that happened in the past, discuss citizen’s rights and obligations, and give their opinion on various daily topics. Students will learn through videos, songs, articles, infographics, and other authentic materials and will acquire knowledge of France and the Francophone […]

  • Subject:
  • Languages
  • Course Type:
  • High School Courses
  • LanguageBird
  • NCAA Core Courses
  • University of California a-g courses
  • Yearlong Course

French 2 (Live)

Course Overview: This French 2 live online course is designed to help students express simple ideas orally and in writing with basic grammar and simple vocabulary, describe topics related to daily life, make comparisons, and talk about future plans. Students will learn from simple videos, songs, articles, and other authentic materials and will acquire knowledge […]

  • Subject:
  • Languages
  • Course Type:
  • High School Courses
  • LanguageBird
  • NCAA Core Courses
  • University of California a-g courses
  • Yearlong Course
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