Frequently Asked Questions about Online Learning

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If you’re new to online learning this year, or considering it as an option for your student next semester, chances are you have quite a few questions. Whether you’re wondering what the expectations are for family involvement or curious about how socialization works, we’ve got you covered. Here is a list of answers to frequently asked questions about online learning:

Are the courses 100% online?

Yes! One of the major benefits of online learning is that students have the freedom to complete their assignments anywhere, at any time, and at their own pace.

Can students participate in extracurricular activities?

Absolutely! Just like traditional schools, online schools, offer a variety of clubs and activities for students. In fact, students are encouraged to submit additional club ideas that match their interests.

What are the expectations for family involvement?

At ASU Prep Digital, it’s common (and encouraged!) for families to take an active role in their student’s education. For younger grades like K-8, this may mean a more hands-on approach and daily check-ins, especially if your student is new to online learning. For students in grades 9-12, this may mean giving them more freedom and checking in on a weekly basis.

How is online learning different from traditional schooling?

The major difference between online learning and traditional schooling is flexibility. In a traditional school setting, students learn at the same pace as their peers and follow a set schedule for their courses. Online learning allows students to not only complete coursework on their own time, but also work at a pace that best suits their needs. Whether this means working ahead to complete a class early or spending a little extra time on a topic, students have the freedom to make that choice for themselves!


Have more questions? Check out a full list of FAQs on our website and additional posts about frequently asked questions about online learning: