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Full-Time Online Students   
Arizona junior high and high school students can apply for enrollment with Chandler Online Academy.  Students have access to highly qualified teachers through email and phone contact.  Full-time students have access to Honors and AP level courses. See our Course Catalog for a full listing of available courses. girl with mug and laptop
 
Tuition Information
There is no cost for Arizona residents between the ages of 12 and 22 to enroll in Chandler Online Academy as a full-time student.     
 
Course Length
Full-time students take three 9-week half-credit courses at a time. 
 
Attendance & Progress
While students enrolled in Chandler Online Academy  have a great deal of flexibility around when they can log in to class, they must adhere to weekly attendance and progress requirements to continue to have the option to complete coursework from where-ever you are, to maintain enrollment in our school, and to earn credits toward graduation. 
 
Requirements (Important, Read Carefully)
AttendanceFull-time students are required to work on classes a minimum of 24 hours each week. Attendance is reported by a parent/guardian no later than 11:00 p.m. every Sunday.  Reporting attendance each week is a requirement to maintain enrollment in Chandler Online Academy as a full-time student.  To submit attendance and find more information about attendance requirements, click here:  Attendance.  The 9-week course session begins when enrollment is complete and the student and parent have completed the Welcome Orientation.  
 
ProgressAll assignments/assessments should be submitted on or before the day they are due.  If a student misses a due date, he/she can submit the assignment/assessment no later than the Sunday of the week the assignment is due.
 
REWARDS of Meeting Attendance and Progress Requirements

 

CONSEQUENCES of Not Meeting Attendance and Progress Requirements (Read VERY Carefully!)
 
 
 *Chandler Online Academy does not provide transportation.  Students/parents must find transportation if required to attend lab hours. 
 
Parent/Guardian Involvement & Attendance Responsibility
When a student commits to taking online courses with Chandler Online Academy, his/her parent/guardian is also committing to:
  1. Monitoring your student's progress in her/his online classes using your Parent Portal*
  2. Supporting and providing guidance to the student in managing his/her time
  3. Reporting weekly attendance              
Parents/Guardians of students in the Full-Time Program with Chandler Online Academy will be provided with a Parent Portal.  The Parent Portal will allow the parent/guardian to monitor and support the student in completing online coursework.  Access the Parent Portal.       
 
Accelerated Pace
Students can choose to work at an accelerated pace, with the option to finish a class in as little as 5 weeks.  Students choosing to work at an accelerated pace are required to earn an 80% overall course grade.  All students are required to log in and work on each class a minimum of 5 hours each week  Students may need to work 10 or more hours on each class each week in order to complete all assignments/assessments before the 9-week end-date.
 
Final Exams
All students taking an online class from Chandler Online Academy are required to take the final exam in person under the supervision of a test administrator. All Final exams are taken at our Testing Center.  It is the student's responsibility to schedule to take the final exam before the end-date of his/her class.  For more information about testing, directions to our Testing Center, or to schedule your final exam, click HERE.
 
Withdrawal/Schedule Change Policies 
  • Up to 7 days after the course start-date:*  Students may withdraw or change their schedule.
  • 7-21 days after the course start-date:*  Students who withdraw will receive a grade of W for all courses.  There are no schedule changes permitted more than 7 days after the course start-date. 
  • 22 days after the course start-date:*  Students who withdraw or fail to complete the course will receive a final grade of F on their official transcripts.
  • Involuntary Withdrawal:  Students who fail to meet Attendance/Progress Requirements, who fail to log-in for 10 consecutive days, or who engage in behavior that contradicts Chandler Online Academy's Student Code of Conduct, will be withdrawn and receive an F in all courses.   
*The course start-dates will be sent to the student in the Welcome Email.  The course start-date is also available in each student's e-Learning Classroom.
 
Extensions
Students in the Full-Time Program are expected to make adequate progress and attendance each week according to the attendance and progress requirements.  When there are extenuating circumstances, Chandler Online Academy can accommodate extensions.  However, extending the length of time students take to complete online coursework is discouraged and granted only in special circumstances with appropriate documentation because it causes students to fall behind on their path toward graduation.
 
Refer to Chandler Online Academy's 2013/2014 STUDENT HANDBOOK for more information about school policies.
 
District School Board Policies:  http://www.boarddocs.com/az/chandler/Board.nsf
District Policy on Sexual Harassment Involving Studentshttp://www.cusd80.com/ACABpolicy