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Is Online School the Right Fit?

About Online School

Thank you for considering eCADEMY K8 for the 2023-2024 school year.

We want you to have the information you need to make the right choice for your child and family. This checklist will help you decide if full-time online school is the right fit.

Online School is Full-time, Real School that includes:

  • Real grade-level learning outcomes
  • Real academic workload
  • Real assessment
  • Real teachers

What APS Provides:

  • Comprehensive curriculum
  • New Mexico certified teachers
  • Student/ teacher ratio that is the same as face-to-face classes.

What Families Should Know:

  • Full-time, online school is truly a family lifestyle
  • Each student must have an adult with the dedicated time and motivation to fill the role of learning coach
  • Time commitment is approximately 30-35 hours per week, but will vary from student to student, depending on each student’s age and ability to work independently
  • Learning coaches should expect to dedicate learning time daily as follows:
    • Grades K-2: Up to 7 hours per day
    • Grades 3-5: Up to 7 hours per day
    • Grades 6-8: Up to 6 hours per day
  • Learning time includes online lessons, real-time meeting with the teacher, and offline activities
  • Daily attendance in online and real-time digital lessons is required

How Students Will Benefit:

  • Demonstrate persistence through working on tasks through completion
  • Ask for help when needed
  • Demonstrate age-appropriate organizational skills
  • Curious and interested in learning new things
  • Demonstrate age-appropriate focus and attention

For additional information, please see the Family Role Details Page.