The window for pathway change requests closed on Tuesday, February 23. Any requests received outside the window will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis, and we cannot guarantee that a request will be approved. Requests may be submitted to [email protected]. Please allow 3 to 5 days for processing.
Academic considerations - Online Academy (OA)
If you are considering joining the Online Academy (OA) at this stage of the school year, please keep the following in mind.
The OA is monitored and supported by UA teachers. However, with a few exceptions at K-5, the OA provides support and review sessions, not live classes or instruction.
Students may work ahead at their own pace, but they must maintain adequate progress.
The OA staff will do everything possible to align the content pacing of entering students, but classwork and curriculum content will not match up directly between OA and the school-based pathway.
In K-5, we offer limited live class sessions, and parents take on a significant role as learning partners with their children.
In grades 6-12:
Students work independently with support through office hours and communication with a teacher.
Core subjects have a content teacher aligned to the subject.
Electives have monitoring teachers who support students but may not have expertise in the content.
Students will not be guaranteed the electives they had in the building. They will most likely need to replace their electives.
Academic considerations - school-based pathway
If you are considering leaving the Online Academy (OA) for the school-based pathway (all-in learning beginning March 1), please keep the following in mind:
We will schedule what we can and prioritize kindergarten, first grade and seniors.
We will not guarantee the placement of any requests at this late stage of the school year.
Generally speaking, students in the OA have been able to work ahead, at their own pace. Content pacing will not be aligned for those students who return to the school based pathway.