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How does our online school work?

Because our courses are 100% online, we are able to offer our students the flexibility that they might not receive in a traditional school setting. Our online curriculum is rigorous, engaging, and self-paced. Washington-certified teachers are on-demand in real time via phone, ClassMail, message boards, or Chat. Teachers are available for 1:1 interaction 5:00am to 8:00pm PST, Monday through Friday, as well as 24/7 tutoring.

When do I attend class?

Just as in a traditional school, students must engage in their coursework regularly and show weekly progress. Students may log into their courses any time of the day or evening. Failure to attend courses regularly may result in withdrawal from the program.

How quickly can I move through the course?

All of our courses are set up on a 120 calendar day schedule, similar to a typical semester. However, you have the ability to move through the course at your own pace.

Is Washington Online School Network accredited?

Yes. Washington Online School Network is a school offered by the our School Partners and online learning leader Advanced Academics. Advanced Academics, the content and instruction provider for Washington Online School Network, has received regional accreditation from the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation (NCA). The our School Partners is also accredited and will issue the diploma on behalf of the program.

Will I attend a graduation ceremony?

In most cases, Washington Online School Network students will graduate with their fellow online students in a special graduation ceremony.

What is the cost of taking online courses?

Washington Online School Network offers its courses FREE for students who meet the qualifications of the program.

How can it be offered at no cost?

In the state of Washington, the same funding used for traditional students can be used for online students; therefore there is no fee for taking online courses at our school.

What if I can’t afford Internet service or do not have a computer?

It is required that students have access to Internet service and a computer in order to complete their courses. If you do not have access to the Internet and a computer, you may check with your local library, boys and girls club, or community organization to see if they have a computer and Internet access you can use.

Can I take classes part-time and still be a part of Washington Online School Network?

Yes, Washington Online School Network is accepting both full-time and part-time students, depending on the partner program.

Is online learning for me?

The online student must take responsibility for his or her own learning. In any online education program, the student must be a self-directed learner, have internal motivation to manage his or her own learning during the course of study, and have a basic grasp of Internet navigation. Washington Online School Network requires students to make the appropriate time for their coursework in order to succeed.

Are there any age restrictions?

Yes, students under the age of 21 are eligible to participate in the program. Some other restrictions may apply.

What grade levels does Washington Online School Network serve?

Washington Online School Network serves students in grades 6 to 12.

Who is my teacher?

Your teacher for each course is an Washington-certified teacher who has experience teaching online courses. Your first introduction to your teacher will be in a welcome phone call once your enrollment is approved. Your teacher will give you an overview of the course and answer any questions you have.

How can I contact my teacher?

Washington-certified teachers are on-demand in real time via phone, ClassMail, message boards, or Chat. Teachers are available for 1:1 interaction 5:00am to 8:00pm PST, Monday through Friday, as well as 24/7 tutoring.

What do I need to do to succeed in a Washington Online School Network course?

When you take an online course you need to prepare yourself as you would for any course in a classroom setting. The key differences are that your teacher is online and not face-to-face and your lessons are on a computer. In an online course, time management is critical to success because most activities can be accomplished asynchronously, which means you do not necessarily have to be online at the same time as your instructor or other students.

What materials are needed in order to take Washington Online School Network courses?

Because all of the courses offered by Washington Online School Network can be taken 100% online students will need Internet access and a computer. All of our courses can be accessed through dial-up Internet access, but high-speed access is recommended.

What type of software or hardware will I need on my computer in order to take a course?

There are basic software and hardware requirements. Click here to learn more.

Do I need a high-speed connection?

You can successfully access all of our courses with a dial-up Internet connection but we recommend high-speed access for the best experience.