FAQs About Pearson Online Academy's Online Private School Admissions

What grades does Pearson Online Academy serve?

Pearson Online Academy serves students in grades K–12.

Can my child attend the program part-time or during the summer?

Yes, Pearson Online Academy offers both a part-time program and a summer school program.

What technology will my student need in order to participate and access online lessons?

Your student will need the following technology in order to participate in Pearson Online Academy. Students are required to provide their own computer equipment and must have high-speed Internet access.

When does the school year start and end?

View our admissions calendar for the correct start and end dates.

Can I register after courses have begun?

Yes, because of the flexibility of our program, students may enroll past the start date of each term. All work in the course must be scheduled to be completed by the end of the term regardless of start date.

What is the refund policy for all programs?

Please review our refund policy and if you have questions, contact your admissions advisor.

Is there a discount available?

For our current tuition rates, including discounts, please visit our Tuition page.

What credit cards do you accept?

We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.

Who do I contact if I have a question about my credit card charges?

Please call 1-888-260-4159 to speak with a Pearson Online Academy Admissions Advisor or you may contact an admissions advisor via email at POAadmissions@pearson.com.

Who should I notify with a change in contact information (name, address, phone number or email)?

Please call 1-888-260-4159 to speak with an Pearson Online Academy admissions advisor or you may notify an admissions advisor via email at POAadmissions@pearson.com.

How do I make sure that I am complying with all of my state’s laws regarding my child’s schooling?

Be sure to notify your local District or State Department of Education of your intention to enroll your child in Pearson Online Academy to find out if there is any specific form or document required. Be sure to let them know you are attending a licensed and accredited private school.

What documentation can Pearson Online Academy provide to confirm my enrollment?

We can send an official letter confirming that your student has enrolled in our accredited private school to any state or local authorities who may need this information. Please call an admissions advisor at 1-888-260-4159 for more information.

What does it cost to be enrolled in the Pearson Online Academy full-time program?

For our current tuition rates, including discounts, please visit our Tuition page.

How do I register a full-time student in Pearson Online Academy?

Visit our Admissions page to get started, or call +1-888-260-4159 to speak with an Pearson Online Academy Admissions Advisor.

In addition to the curriculum, instructional materials, Pearson Online Classroom access, and technical support and teachers, what services are included in the base price for the full-time student program?

Included Services:

  • Clubs and Activities
  • Homeroom Teacher Support
  • Learning Styles Assessment, Personalized Learning Plan
  • STAR Assessments
  • Dedicated Admissions Advisors
  • Advanced Learning Pathways

What will be charged to my credit card at the time of registration?

A 15% down payment and your first month’s tuition will be charged to your credit card at the time of registration.

Do you offer a monthly payment plan?

For details, please visit our Tuition page or contact a member of our team at 1-888-260-4159.

How do I register and pay for Pearson Online Academy part-time and summer school courses?

  • Register online by visiting the Pearson Online Academy Online Store.
  • Call 1-888-260-4159 to speak to a Pearson Online Academy admissions advisor
  • Email POAadmissions@pearson.com and a Pearson Online Academy admissions advisor will contact you.

What are the costs for the part-time and summer school program?

Cost for students enrolled in the part-time or summer school program is calculated on a per course basis with no additional fees. Please see the full selection of part-time and summer school courses available in our online store.

How many courses may my student register for?

A full-time student course load consists of 4–7 courses per semester, while part-time students typically enroll in 1–3 courses per semester; a summer school course load is limited to a maximum of four half-credit courses (or two full high school credits) per student.

How do I know my high school will accept credit for courses taken at Pearson Online Academy?

Please be aware that if you plan to transfer credit from Pearson Online Academy to a different school, the decision about whether to accept Pearson Online Academy course credits is wholly at the discretion of the school to which you hope to transfer the credits. We strongly recommend that you discuss with your school their transfer credit policy and inform them about your plans to take a course or courses through Pearson Online Academy prior to registering for a Pearson Online Academy course. We suggest that you read the High School Course Credit Pre-Approval Form to ensure that your counselor will accept these credits. Please contact an admissions advisor at 1-888-260-4159 to obtain a credit approval form.

How much credit is each course worth?

All Pearson Online Academy courses are the equivalent of a one-semester course and are worth one half (.5) credit. Credit will be documented in an official Pearson Online Academy transcript. See question above for information about transferring credit to another school.

How do I get a transcript for my course?

Please visit this page for the most up-to-date information concerning official and unofficial transcript requests.

What students are eligible to register for Pearson Online Academy summer school?

Any students who are interested in the summer school courses offered by Pearson Online Academy may register for a course or courses as long as they have completed the applicable prerequisites. Students do not need to have any previous affiliation with Pearson Online Academy in order to register for Pearson Online Academy summer school courses.

How much time should my student expect to spend working on the summer school course(s) each day?

This will vary from student to student and from course to course but, in general, students taking courses should expect to complete the equivalent of approximately four hours of work a day, five days a week, or a total of 20 hours a week over the four-week course, to complete the course on schedule.

What if a student does not complete the work by the end of the session? Will he/she be given an extension?

Due to the limited amount of time in summer sessions, extensions are not available.

When do Summer School classes begin and end?

Enroll to start anytime between June 1st and July 6th. The last day of summer school is August 3rd.