How does an online class work?
Classes that meet live online meet at a specified time - EST (Eastern Standard Time). Students and the teacher can see and hear each other. In addition, they have access to interactive tools.
Some of the classes are also available "on demand" which means that students can work through the lessons at their own pace, but they must start and finish between the dates indicated. They still receive the same feedback and evaluation as live online students.
Student work is submitted in an online learning management system at no cost to families. They also receive lesson details, handouts, feedback, and grades online.
Are your grade levels firm?
The grade level indicates that the course was designed for students of that age. A child should be placed into a course according to his ability level and not merely by age or grade. If there is a large discrepancy, please contact us to discuss it further. We are interested in your children receiving an education that fits their needs.
How much time outside of class will my child have to spend on assignments?
This depends on your individual child. Do they tend to work quickly? Are they focused? Do they struggle with the subject? Generally, it is reasonable to expect 4th-5th graders to work 30 minutes 3 to 4 times per week; 6th-8th graders to spend 40-50 minutes 3 to 4 times per week on homework, and older students should spend 40-50 minutes per day. However, these are only guidelines. Some children may need more or less time. A better approach is to spend the time that is necessary to do quality work.
What equipment do I need to participate in these online courses?
A computer with high-speed internet connection is needed. Also, the ability to create or convert documents to Word. A mic and webcam - usually these are already built-in to your computer. Check ahead of time that they are working.
It is also helpful, but not required, to have a scanner to upload an assignment which is a chart, diagram, or picture.
The Inspired Scholar is budget-friendly:
Registration and Enrollment
Before students can begin, a registration form must be filled out, signed, and emailed. Signing the registration form indicates that you have read and agree to the policies on that form. After that is received, the Inspired Scholar will send an invoice for the registration fee, which must be submitted even if you are a returning student. Once you are registered, you will receive a confirmation.
Registration and tuition is non-transferable and non-refundable. Once the registration form is sent, an invoice for the registration and tuition will be sent.
(Tuition is found by clicking on the class link.)
Once parents receive the invoice, tuition can be paid online or by check. Although tuition may be paid monthly, enrolling in a class is a commitment to pay through the current semester. Paying the first month's tuition constitutes enrolling in a course.
After tuition is received, parents will receive further instructions on how to set up a student account on our learning management system and an email to alert you to when classes start.