Frequently Asked Questions
Which Academy Online program is right for me?
Academy Online provides three different programs to meet the unique needs of students:
- The Village:
This program is for any 9th through 12th grade student who wants a
full-time blended learning experience. This program is focused on
problem-based personalized learning in a small environment. Students in
this program are drawn to the flexibility of school time, in
-person elective experiences, and the abilty to work with great
- Extended Studies:
This program is for any student who keeps a full time enrollment in
another high school. This program provides online and hybrid
courses that students may be unable to access in their home high
school. Extended Studies courses help students create a more flexible
schedule than they might with all in-bulding courses.
This program is for 9th - 12th grade students with
specific circumstances that prevent them from attending the Village or
other in building educational options. This program is designed for
students to have a full time schedule of online or hybrid courses.
The Village FAQs
Extended Studies Program FAQs
How do I enroll in a program or course?
See the Admissions page for instructions on how to enroll in a program or course.
How many students go to Academy Online?
Our program is evolving:
for 2017-18 we have about 130 full time students and approximately 120 part time students with Extended Studies.
For the 2018-19 school year, we plan to have 160 primary students and approximately 120 students in Extended Studies.
Do I have to be a D20 student, and how do I transfer to Academy Online?
To enroll in The Village program or the 9th-12th Grade Full Time
Online program, you do need to be a D20 student. If you are not
currently a D20 student, consult the guidelines of our Central Registry to enroll in Academy District 20.
The Extended Studies program provides out of district students with
the ability to take our courses on a space available basis and at a
tuition of $250 per student per course, paid for by the student's
enrolled school district or the student's family. Call 719.234.1670 for
Each program has specific application requirements; see the Admissions page for details.
Why do families choose Academy Online?
Most often, we hear that Academy Online offers flexibility, personalized enviroment, and access to high-interest courses.
Village allows for work online but also builds a relationship between
coursework, teachers and students. Some students who seek out our
program are highly involved in extra curricular sports, theatre, dance,
or other passions. Other students choose our program because of their
learning styles and the personalization our program can provide.