Norris Academy offers a competency-based curriculum framework.
The learning plan prioritizes the needed competencies and identifies the most relevant and urgent competencies for a learner to complete. Learning progressions are used to track competency attainment in the core academic areas through grade 8.
High school credit is earned by demonstrating mastery in all of the competencies identified in a particular course.
When a student withdraws from the academy, their mastered competencies are reviewed, and credit is assigned.