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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


We have anticipated most questions we have had over the years
A perusal of our sight will answer most if not all questions.
Feel free to email MrBlythe@ApologiaOnlineAcademy.com if you cannot find an answer here.

1.

What are the group "tutoring" fees for GRADED classes only?
(LIVE & Recorded/Graded)

Our classes are compared to private "tutoring" in a group setting. Our goal is to assist your student in learning the material, asking questions, hearing additional ideas, and mastering the subject.

  • Science Department registration & course fee:
    • Course Fee:  $520.00 per course/per student (click HERE for discounts for multiple students or classes)
    • Registration Fee:  $50.00 per student/per department
  • Bible Department registration & course fee:
    • Course Fee:  $250.00 per course/per student (click HERE for discounts for multiple students or classes)
    • Registration Fee:  $50.00 per student/per department
  • For example:  if John Doe enrolls for Chemistry and Christian Apologetics, the total fee is $100 + $520 + $250. If he enrolls for both chemistry and physics, the total fee is $50 + $520 + $520 (minus multi-class discount or pay in full today - see discounts)

2.

Are payment plans available?

Yes! Choose "Deposit ($125)" at checkout

  •  Click "Deposit" option at checkout - Pay $125 or $75 per class or student at checkout (Science courses = $125 deposit. Bible courses = $75 deposit - these are NOT additional costs but are part of your tuition). Monthly payment amounts are up to you but the entire bill must be paid by October 15 of current year. You will receive a monthly invoice - CLICK HERE for instructions
    • You will receive a monthly invoice from Apologia. You must pay the invoice with whatever amount you can afford monthly. Simply login to your account and pay your desired amount
    • Your account must be PAID IN FULL by October 15 of the current year REGARDLESS of the date you registered.

3.

Are discounts available for course fees & textbook purchases?

Yes! - CLICK HERE
(discounts cannot be combined with other discounts)


4.

What am I paying for when I enroll?

  • LIVE Personal and professional instruction by qualified teachers in the sciences (masters, bachelor, and doctorate degrees); Christian theologians and apologists in the Bible, Apologetics, and Worldview Department. In all LIVE classes students communicate via the live chat box. If they wish to use their microphone for a question or discussion, they can ask the teacher for permission. All attendees can hear the student speak (teachers have control of all mics). Most teachers can be seen in their live webcam. Students cannot be seen.
  • Weekly 60-90-minute classes and a total of 32 sessions (16 per semester) in the Science Department and 30 sessions (15 per semester) in the Bible, Apologetics, and Worldview Department. Teachers prepare a 30-45 minute lecture to assist students with what they have studied during the week.Much time is left available for discusstion and questions. Students are expected to interact in class by asking questions and making comments when prompted. Weekly classes are not meant to be a substitute for homework and class preparation. If students do not ask a lot of questions, classes will be shortened. The estimated 90 minutes (75 for Worldview classes) is a maximum, not a standard.
  • Student portal and study site 24/7. Each student receives a unique username and password for access to their very own web page that includes all notes, syllabus, assignments, tests, quizzes, and other extras.
  • Professional Grading:  All assignments, tests, quizzes, papers, etc. graded by the teacher and posted on the student portal.
  • Class Recordings:  Full access to previously recorded classes and our professional virtual classroom. The AdobeConnect® web conferencing network gives you access to notes, slides, pictures, web pages, audio and video clips, chat features, and our white board where teachers take notes.

5.

Are Refunds available if I need to withdraw a student?

  • Dropping a class before the first day of class: forfeit the $50 registration fee plus 5% of total paid
  • Dropping a class during the first 5 weeks of class (Monday-Sunday): forfeit the $50 registration fee plus 20% per week of total paid (ex: during week #1(Mon-Sun) = 20%, during week #2 = 40%, during week #3 = 60%, during week #4 = 80%, beginning of week #5 and forward = no refund). These fees are imposed because teachers have already been paid for your student(s), administration activities and other labors have been performed in great detail, classes have been prepared including your Student Portal, assignments, teacher prep, notes, lessons, test creation, and many other duties performed for you and your student(s) beginning in August. These fees are carefully thought out and designed to be fair to both parties.
  • (Recorded Only/Not-Graded courses have no refunds available)

6.

What are "Recorded/Graded" classes?

If you are unable to attend a LIVE class, you may choose this option. Students have full access just like LIVE students and must turn in their work on time. Recordings are usuall ready to view immediately after the live class. What may delay this? 1. A failed recording, 2. A teacher with back-to-back classes - he or she may not be able to post the new recording until later that day, 3. Waiting for a better recording:  if a teacher has identical classes, she may use the recording from a later class, even from the next day.


7.

What are "Recorded-Only" or "Recorded/Non-Graded" classes?

You may purchase (rent) for 12 full months any individual class session/module, or the entire year. CLICK HERE for more. There are no refunds when purchasing recorded only classes. If you would like to see samples, please CLICK HERE.


8.

What if a teacher is unavailable for a live online class session?

Any instructor who is ill or cannot teach a particular session will do one of two things:

  • Have all students watch a recorded class and report completion before the next class
  • A substitute will fill in live for the teacher. In the unlikely event that neither one or two is possible, the class will be made up at a later date convenient to all. You will always have 32 full sessions in the Science Department, and 30 in the Bible/Apologetics/Worldview Department.

9.

Are lab experiments performed in the live online classes and recorded online classes?

Laboratory experiments are performed at home per textbook instructions and are reported to the teacher. Our online classes (Jr. High through High School) assign significant importance to teaching students how to write effective formal lab reports. A large part of the yearly grade is determined by the lab reports. Some teachers may show video clips of the labs, perform them live during an online live class, etc., but will always answer questions students may have about the labs they completed prior to the live online class.


10.

What speed Internet do I need?

Any speed will do as long as it is NOT dial-up (is that still available?). Apologia Online Academy uses Adobe Connect Meetings for classes. Please go to the following site to test your connection and computer: ADOBE CONNECT MEETINGS TEST.