Frequently Asked Questions
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What type of computer equipment do I need?
Any relatively recent Mac or PC will work. You can even use an iPad™. High-speed internet access is preferred, because a slow Internet connection will probably be frustrating.
How do I enroll?
Click the “enroll now” button on our home page. It will walk you through the process.
How much does an Achieve Virtual course cost?
Full time enrolled students who enroll in Achieve only and in 4-7 classes each semester will be considered full time students and will not have any tuition cost (so it's free). Students who are looking to take one or two classes or are enrolled in another school and want to take extra classes through Achieve will be charged $250 per semester class. All current Wayne Township students can take Achieve Virtual courses without tuition (free) so Ben Davis students, Ben Davis Ninth Grade Center students, and Ben Davis Univeristy students can take our courses for free.
Who pays the course fees for my Achieve Virtual class?
Payment arrangements differ depending on your situation:
Why is it important to choose my online courses from an Indiana public school district?
We think it’s a real advantage. Our courses are designed by Indiana teachers to meet the Indiana Department of Education’s academic standards. Most Achieve Virtual teachers teach in an Indiana public school every day; working with students is their primary job. We are not a for-profit business. Our goal is helping Indiana students succeed!
What if I don’t have a computer at home?
If you don’t have a computer available in your home, you may be able to use one in a public library (check out your library’s computer use guidelines), a community center or other place where computers are available for public use. If you are near Ben Davis High School (1200 N. Girls School Road in Indianapolis), their computer lab learning center is available weekdays from 3:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
When can I work on my online class?
Whenever works for you. You can work on your classes during the day, evening -- or the middle of the night. Weekdays or weekends. It’s up to you and what fits your schedule.
When can I begin a course?
Your course begins when the teacher contacts you with login information. If the spring or fall semester has already started, it is still possible to begin a class.
How many classes can I take at one time?
Some students take just one class; others opt for more, depending on their circumstances. We recommend taking no more than six or seven classes at one time, because that is a typical high school course load. We consider anyone taking four or more courses to be a full-time student.
Is there a time limit for completing courses?
Achieve Virtual follows a relatively traditional school calendar, with a fall and spring semester and a summer session. We recommend you complete a course within 12 to 18 weeks. It is possible to start a course slightly later, finish early or extend beyond the end of semester if necessary. The flexibility to start and finish courses on your timetable is one of the advantages of online learning.
What if I can’t take my final during the designated times?
Arrangements can be made for other days and times.
Can I take my final early if I’ve completed my work?
Yes. Talk to your teacher about making arrangements for a date, time and monitored location.
What if I can’t take my final at Ben Davis High School?
Arrangements can be made for you to take your final exam at a monitored location that is convenient for you.
What if I don’t have an email account?
If you don’t already have your own email address, you can easily enroll in one of the free email services.
Should I talk to the counselor at my home high school before I enroll in Achieve Virtual?
If you are a full-time or part-time student enrolled in high school, you may want to talk to your counselor about the courses you plan to take in Achieve Virtual Education Academy and how they fit with your plan to graduate. When you enroll in Achieve Virtual, we will contact your counselor about making sure your online credits get on your transcript.
Can students enroll from outside Indiana?
If you are an Indiana resident temporarily out of state, Achieve Virtual may be a good solution for you, but we do not currently enroll students who are not Indiana residents.
What is ANGEL®?
ANGEL is an online tool Achieve Virtual uses to electronically deliver course materials to students any place at any time. It also allows teachers and students to collaborate and communicate. It’s very user friendly.
What is iNACOL?
It is the International Association for K-12 Online Learning.
Achieve Virtual Academy
1200 N. Girls School Road
Indianapolis, IN 46214
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