Frequently Asked Questions About Hope High School Online
YES! Hope High School Online is Accredited via AdvancED! Students will receive a high school diploma upon successful completion of the HHSO graduation requirements.
No, Hope High School Online is a true open entry/open exit program. Students can start the enrollment process any day of the week by completing the online application.
No, Hope High School Online is a tuition free, state-funded charter school.
Hope High School Online is a state funded charter school; therefore, we must abide by the Arizona public schools requirements for school enrollment, which includes all students having up to date immunizations.
Hope High School Online will contact the previous school to acquire information regarding the expulsion and base the enrollment on the safety and security of all students.
Hope High School Online is a state-funded, public charter school and Special Education and ELL services are available to students who need them. Online learning can sometimes be challenging for special needs students, but the Hope High School Online staff will consult with the parents and students on those challenges during the enrollment process.
There are many instances when students need verification that they are enrolled in school, such as for Social Security benefits or insurance policies. Hope High School Online can complete any necessary forms or write a Letter of Enrollment upon request from student and parents. However, due to the nature of our program enrollment in HHSO is not complete until the student makes progress online in their course(s). Verification of enrollment cannot be completed prior to academic progress being made.
YES! Students are required to take the state mandated tests (AIMS Science/AzMERIT) when offered by Hope High School Online and the state of Arizona. AzMERIT will be given in the Fall, Spring, and Summer. AIMS Science will be given in the Spring of each year. For more information about state testing, click here. Please be aware that students may be required to travel to Maricopa County in order to take the necessary tests.
No, all HHSO classes are done completely online via our learning platform, Edgenuity.
Most courses that you successfully complete are worth 0.5 credit on your transcript. These courses are one semester in length; however, there are a few courses worth 1.0 credit.
All HHSO classes are done completely online via our learning platform, Edgenuity. Each class has a Certified Teacher and they are available in office, via email, or by phone for questions and tutoring. Classes can be done at home, at any time, but final exams must be scheduled and supervised in our office or with an approved proctor.
Students will be enrolled into 2 courses to start. Those who are able to prove themselves may take up to 4 courses at a time if they would like
Yes! Students are given 6 weeks to finish 2 classes; if you finish one or both early, we will enroll you into a new class right away.
Students will need to complete a minimum of eleven (11) courses per year to remain on track for graduation. Failure to make adequate progress may result in automatic withdrawal.
Will my student need to install anything on their computer to take courses through Hope High School Online?
Most of the curriculum for Hope High School Online can be accessed via the Internet. There are times when free software, such as Adobe flash player, Adobe reader, Adobe shockwave, and Java will need to be installed/updated on your computer. Once in Edgenuity, you will be able to check these plugins to ensure you have what you need. There will be some specialty courses which may require additional software, but these courses are optional.
A computer with INTERNET access is required in order to participate in Hope High School Online.
Yes! Hope High School Online runs off of a school calendar including days off for holidays, fall break, winter break, spring break, and a summer break. However, our courses are available 24/7/365. Therefore, students may opt to work during breaks to catch up or get ahead.
Absences occur when less than the required number of hours are worked. However, students may work more than the required number of hours to make up any accrued absences.
Hope High School Online allows for students to have a flexible school schedule, however students are required to work no less than 30 hours each week to stay enrolled.
Our courses are set up to be self-paced; therefore, each student progresses through the courses at different rates.
YES! Hope High School Online will enroll you in courses to complete a graduation plan for a high school diploma. We even give credit for sections of the GED exam that you passed.
Yes; however, we suggest you talk with a recruiter before enrolling.
What if my student wants to go to school online but we do not live in Arizona or he/she is over the age of 22?
If you do not live in Arizona or are over the age of 22 you may take courses through Blueprint Academy, our distance learning private school. There are tuition fees associated with each course. You may go to www.blueprinteducation.org to learn more about BPA.
Hope High School Online gives you the freedom to make your own schedule. You can decide when you work on each course and for how long; however, we do require that a minimum of 30 hours is worked each week, unless otherwise noted.