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Credits & Transcripts

Will students get credit from their local school for individual courses taken at ALVS?

Yes. As a Cognia-accredited private online school with approvals from respected organizations like the NCAA, University of California, and the College Board, most schools will immediately accept transfer credits from ALVS. Call your local school counselor to verbally confirm your student’s eligibility for credit or feel free to use this ALVS Course Credit Authorization form that is available to you as a resource.

Can students earn a diploma at ALVS?

Yes. Apex Learning Virtual School is a fully accredited private online school for grades 6-12. Students can enroll full-time and earn a college preparatory high school diploma through the full-time program. Learn more about our Full-Time School.

Get information on credit authorization or to request a transcript.

Accreditation & Approvals

Is ALVS accredited–Cognia, UC, NCAA, College Board?

Yes. Apex Learning Virtual School has been accredited by Cognia since 2011. Visit our Course Catalog to see all of our NCAA, University of California and College Board® approved AP courses.

See a full list of Apex Learning’s approvals.

Course Enrollment

How do students know what courses to take?

Students can talk to their guidance counselor at their school to find out what courses are needed to meet graduation requirements. Students enrolled in our Full-Time School will receive guidance from their Success Coach on their course schedule. The syllabus for each course can be found in our Course Catalog.

How do students register for courses?

To enroll, visit our Course Catalog. Choose a course, select your semester option, select your start date, add to cart, and continue with the checkout process. You will receive an email with instructions after your registration is received. Students or parents can also call 1.855.550.2547 and speak to a Student Services Specialist.

When can students start the courses?

Students can start a course any time of year. We offer rolling admissions, beginning on Mondays, with the exception of holidays.

See a step-by-step overview of our full-time and part-time enrollment process

Course Duration & Pacing

How long does each course last?

Single semester courses are 9 weeks in the summer and 18 weeks during the school year.
Semester 1 and 2 together last for 18 weeks in the summer and 36 weeks during the school year.
Tutorials have 6 months of access.
Extensions for courses and tutorials are available for purchase.

Are courses different during the summer term?

No, the content and curriculum are the same. The duration is simply condensed to accommodate summer schedules. Extensions can be requested if needed.

Can students finish courses faster?

Yes, with 24/7 access to the learning platform and no required live sessions, students are able to work at their own pace. They can work ahead of schedule and are not held back by the assignment calendar. Deadlines and due dates for assignments and tests are there to keep students on track. ALVS provides students with tools and support to complete their course on time and with the best chance of academic success.

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