The Utica Shale Academy - Belmont provides a unique and vigorous learning environment through a specialized academic program which responds to employers' and industries' current and emerging and changing global workforce needs and expectations through business/school partnerships. Students will develop work habits that foster independence, self-awareness and commitment to personal growth as well as achieve competency in industry and academic standards. USA-B will utilize a robust online educational delivery system offering 100 full year and semester courses for students in grades K-12. Each course is fully-aligned to Ohio's Academic Content Standards, which are deeply rooted into the National Academic Content Standards. The curriculum is accredited by North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement, (NCA CASI), accreditation divisions of AdvancED. In addition to traditional coursework, USA will have a strong emphasis on STEM related learning by providing opportunities for students and teachers to develop 21st Century Skills in the context and application of the Ohio Grade Level Content Standards. The cloud based STEM program is a multi-mode resource designed for both the whole-class and individualized instruction. The interactive nature of the content will provide a wealth of opportunities to provide engaging STEM teaching. Through the trainer models and hardware packs, students will be placed in real-world problem solving tasks. Content will include multimedia presentations, virtual lab investigations, hands on practical activities, problem solving projects, and academic and technical support tasks. Content will be continuously updated to the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA) standards.