Frequently Asked Questions

  • GENERAL QUESTIONS for Online Courses

    • How much does it cost? There is no cost for these classes if taken during the school year.  Classes cost $325.00 each for students during the summer.

    • Which students can take online classes? Haslett A+ Virtual Academy currently serves grades 6-12.

    • Will taking an online course help prepare my student for college? Yes, online courses use teacher-proven instructional strategies with today’s technology to equip students with the skills they will need to be successful in the global marketplace. "More than a quarter of higher education students (28 percent) are enrolled in at least one online course. (EdTech, 2016)

    • Will Haslett A+ Virtual Academy credits be accepted if my student transfers to another school?  Yes, Michigan public school credits will be accepted in other school districts.

    • Is there a counselor to help with class selection and college transition issues?  Yes, students have counselors assigned to them.

    • If a student is having some problems in a subject area, is there help available? A mentoring teacher will be available, in-person, by email, or phone for questions related to online content and technology support.

    • Approximately how long does it take to complete one course? Each class is measured so that it would take one full year to complete for full credit courses. Half credit courses take a semester to complete.  Based on a student’s skill level and knowledge, he or she may finish early.  During the summer, semester courses are offered during the 10 week summer program.

    • Can they get access to classes earlier if they would like? Students are guaranteed access to classes as of the start date of any semester. Some programs may be accessible earlier depending when they register.

    • What happens if the student does not like a class? Online classes can be dropped before the final drop date. We suggest that students begin working right away in courses to see if the course meets their expectations. Mentors will work closely with students to help them determine if the class they have signed up for is a good fit.

    • How much time per day do online classes require?  It is recommended that for EACH online course, students plan to spend about 1 hour each day, 5 days per week. This is an average, and it is the same with core and elective courses.

    • Can final exams be taken at home? Students in grades 9-12 MUST take all of their final exams at one of our labs.

    • What is a Mentor Teacher and what is the weekly contact all about? Mentors are your “go to” people. They serve as online coaches to help students navigate their classes, solve problems, offer encouragement, and check progress.

    • How is grading handled for online courses?  Content Teachers report the grades to students and their mentor through the online class portal. Currently there are only letter grades. The mentor then transfers the grade to Skyward to be calculated into the student’s GPA.