Online Academy @ North Hills

Online Academy @ North Hills

The Online Academy @ North Hills is a fully online program offering a robust and rigorous curriculum designed to increase student engagement and achievement. Our program features over 105 course offerings for students in grades 7-12 and both core and elective courses for grades K-6. 

Students can enroll full-time or in our part-time, hybrid program. With flexible scheduling, students can elect to spend a portion of their day physically attending classes with their peers while completing other classes online through the Online Academy. Students must continue to be enrolled in a combination of seven credits of coursework.

Students in the Online Academy are held to the same high standards set in the regular classroom and must meet the same graduation requirements as students who attend our brick-and-mortar schools. Complete graduation requirements can be found in the high school student handbook.

Online Academy students who reside in the North Hills School District enjoy access to the same resources as traditional students. They may attend athletic and social events, compete in athletics, and participate in the more than 50 clubs and activities offered at the middle and high schools. (Students who reside in a school district other than North Hills, enjoy the same benefits and opportunities offered by their home school district.)

Online Academy students graduate from North Hills as traditional students, participate in commencement and receive a North Hills School District diploma.

Students interested in enrolling in the Online Academy @North Hills should speak to their guidance counselor or fill out the Contact Us form on this page.

Is online learning right for you?

  • Are you able to easily access the Internet as needed for your studies?
  • Are you comfortable communicating electronically?
  • Are you willing/able to dedicate four to 5 hours per week to your course?
  • Are you comfortable with written communication?
  • When it comes to learning and studying, are you a self-directed person?
  • Are you able to manage your time effectively and easily complete assignments on time?
  • As a student, do you enjoy working independently?
  • In your studies, do you set goals and have a high degree of initiative?
  • Are you comfortable initiating communication with an instructor when you have a problem or a question?
  • Do you have access to a quiet workspace free of interruptions for homework and study time?

Advantages of the Online Academy

  • Personalized education plan
  • Work anytime, anywhere, any place
  • North Hills School District diploma
  • A robust and rigorous curriculum
  • Wide variety of courses
  • Ability to attend A.W. Beattie Career Center
  • Laptops with built-in internet access are available
  • Technical support
  • Guidance counseling for career and college planning
  • Ability to participate in school sponsored field trips and extra-curricular activities
  • Ability to participate in NHSD athletics and activities

Why choose the Online Academy

The Online Academy @ North Hills is built upon the premise of providing students with choices. The program truly customizes an educational plan in order to meet the individual needs of students. Some students may want to have a fully online program; whereas, other students may choose to be online for their core courses but come to school for band, music, art or a special course of interest.

Students and their parents meet with guidance counselors, teachers and administrators in order to discuss the plethora of choices available to students enrolled in the Online Academy @ North Hills.

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System Requirements

Students enrolled in the Online Academy @ North Hills are required to have access to a computer and the Internet.

  • Screen resolution 1280 X 1024 or greater
  • 128 MB graphics memory recommended
  • Sound card
  • Latest version of your web browser
  • Adobe Flash, Adobe Reader and a word processing application 

Not all courses are mobile device/tablet compatible.

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