Odysseyware supplements the MCJCS school curriculum and direct classroom instruction by offering opportunities for teachers to engage in blended learning, administer academic interventions, and in some cases assist with credit recovery. Odysseyware is a leading provider of online curriculum and eLearning solutions for charter, public, and virtual schools across the United States. With more than 30 years of experience, Odysseyware provides innovative, 21st century learning opportunities for today’s tech-savvy learners. Headquartered in Chandler, Arizona, the company has effectively revolutionized online education by offering a multimedia-enriched curriculum for grades 3-12.

Founded on research-based educational models, Odysseyware’s curriculum reaches digital natives and specific students who are challenged within the constraints of the traditional classroom. With the accelerated use of technology, the company enhanced their curriculum to include an increasing number of interactive and Internet-based features. Today, the company offers students a customizable, web-based curriculum accessible from anywhere at any time.

Not sure if Odysseyware is the right fit for a specific student? Follow this flowchart to learn more.


The rich data from i-Ready Assessment empowers teachers with a deeper knowledge of their students’ needs. Based on industry leading research into assessment design and backed by extensive validity evidence, sophisticated data is transformed into meaningful, actionable insights that make differentiating instruction a reality for teachers. A suite of intuitive reports provide a common language through which both teachers and administrators can work toward the shared goal of student achievement. The i-Ready Assessment suite:

  • Pinpoints students’ strengths and knowledge gaps at the sub-skill level
  • Delivers individualized learning paths in i-Ready Personalized Instruction
  • Saves time by automatically grouping students and offering targeted instructional recommendations
  • Helps educators spot trends across student groups

To accelerate growth, educators must do the hard work of helping every student address learning gaps while also enabling all students to access grade-level learning.

i-Ready Learning’s instructional resources help educators accelerate growth and grade-level learning. These tools provide rigorous and motivating reading and mathematics instruction that:

  • Personalize pathways to growth with precise instruction that is guided by i-Ready Assessment data
  • Motivate students to persist in building their skills
  • Provide scaffolded support that meets the needs of all students, especially English Learners

STAR Assessment

Students are assessed upon their placement and assessed again periodically during the school year in order to progress monitor their academic growth and to guide instruction as students prepare to transition back to their community school programs.

GED Information

Students within MCJC schools are expected to follow a standard middle and high school programming. However, in very certain situations, we may make an exception to support individual students in pursuing a GED. Students that are accepted onto the GED track must meet the following qualifications:

  1. Student should be at least 17 years old.
  2. Student should be a year or more behind in credits.
  3. Approval is on a case-by-case basis, depending on the student’s individual context.
  4. Team must determine the student has the skills needed to do well in GED prep. No skills = No prep.
  5. All students start out in regular classes.
  6. If a student requests GED prep, and the team agrees, there is a 30-day waiting period to ascertain skill level and true student intent.
  7. It is the student’s responsibility to follow up at the conclusion of the 30-day waiting period.
  8. Once a student is in GED prep, they are removed from all regular core classes, plus Drama. Students continue to take Health, PE, and Art, along with any other Electives.
  9. Teachers will use a blended-learning approach to GED prep, with a combination of Edgenuity modules and units prepared for each core content area. Students may earn transcripted high school credit for each of the four core areas covered in GED prep work.
  10. Teachers will regularly assist with and monitor student progress.
  11. Students are expected to maintain at least a 75% average grade in all GED prep courses (as reported each First Friday/All-Staff Day of the month), or they will be returned to regular classes.
  12. Students who are returned to regular classes may not be placed in GED prep classes again.

Note that students will not be unenrolled from their respective high schools even if on this track. Work completed will count towards high school credits earned, should the student ultimately choose to pursue a high school diploma instead of a GED.

Likewise, the GED test will not be administered by MCJC schools. The student will be connected with a GED testing center and they may qualify for a voucher covering the cost of the test. Transition coordinators, listed on the Transition page, may be contacted for additional information regarding voucher availability.