Students request classes Monday through Wednesday. Typically by Sunday, students receive course verification and on Monday receive their login information. Students begin the Orientation, which gives them important information on how to work in the course system, as well as, information on the late work policy and academic integrity.
A full year course runs for 36 weeks; however, students work at their own pace and can finish a class as early as 12 weeks (or 6 weeks for a semester course) or students may even submit a course extension request if they need more time. For our elite athletes, we schedule courses for a full 12 months, but most athletes finish early.
Students have the ability to pick their own classes as long as they meet any pre-requisites needed to be enrolled in a class. The PCA Online academic team works with families to ensure students have all courses needed for graduation.
Generally, credits from other online schools or home school are transferable as long as the other online school is accredited and/or your home school class has been verified for completion and credit is shown on a transcript. Credit for the course transfers, but GPA only includes courses take through PCA Online or PCA.
Students with credits from another institution can apply for graduation from PCA Online as long as the student takes their last 25% of credits through PCA OnlineVirtual Academy and all other graduation requirements are met.
PCA Online Upper School students take the PSAT and Pre-ACT, while Middle School students take the IOWA and CogAT tests. All PCA Onlinestudents are required to take annual online diagnostic tests in Math and Reading.
The PCA Online committee makes all final decisions on admissions. Once the application is submitted and courses are requested, the committee meets and applicant is notified as soon as admittance decision is made.