Extended Studies with Academy Online High School

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The Extended Studies program at Academy Online program is available to students enrolled in any District 20 High School.  The Extended Studies Program is designed to challenge students with high-interest courses they may otherwise be unable to access at their primary high school.  Students can take courses as part of, or on top of their high school schedule.    Students that are out of Academy District 20 may take Extended Studies courses on a space available basis for $250 per course. 

Extended Studies characteristics

    • Extension of course offerings beyond what the student's full time high school can offer
    • Flexibility of scheduling and non-traditional learning
    • Highly qualified D20 teachers committed to helping students learn
    • Dual Credit for College and High School Credit available for some courses
    • All courses help D20 students meet graduation requirements.
    • Courses foster student independence and responsibility for learning
    • Students may be enrolled in an Academy District 20 High School or be out of district.   The tuition cost is $ 250 per course for out of district students or if students are taking the course as an overload ( over 8 courses per semester).


In person work space and help is available at the Center for Modern Learning!   Monday through Thursday from 8:15 am - 9:15 am OR 1:30 pm - 3 pm.  Fridays are by appointment.

If students need help and are unable to come to AOHS, please contact the teacher for the Extended Studies course to work out arrangements for help with the course.  Students are also encouraged to communicate regularly wwith the teacher for their course via email, course announcements, course discussions, and phone.  Teachers are more than happy to help students! 

Program Resources

2018-2019 Courses Ex Studies.pdf

2018-19 Application to Extended Studies

Course Catalog & Registration

Student, Parent, Teacher Responsibilities

Extended Studies FAQs

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2017-18 District Handbook

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Notes!   It is still important to take notes with Online Courses ! 

Admission Information

For the 2018-19 school year.

We will be accepting applications beginning May 8, 2018.  

For future school years

Please check back to this site.   Courses for the upcoming school year are usually published around May of each year.

Please visit our Admissions page for more information and the application to Extended Studies and other AOHS programs.


Extended Studies students primarily work from their location or home.   Some hybrid course require in person meetings.  Locations and times for hybrid courses will be published in the details about the course in the course catalog or by the teacher prior to the beginning of the course.

Academy Online High School Offices- We will be moving to our new home in the Center for Modern Learning in the fall of 2018.   The Center for Modern Learning will be located near Research and Black Forest Road. 

Currently, Academy Online HS is located in three modular classrooms on the Pine Creek High School Campus:  10750 Thunder Mountain Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80908

Contacts for Extended Studies

Nathan Gorsch

Principal of Academy Online HS

Stacey Chavarria

AOHS Registrar

AOHS Office Phone:  719-234-1670