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What is a virtual school?

At Andover eCademy, students take self-paced online classes with certified teachers. Lessons are designed to move at the student's own pace. 

Why is Andover eCademy referred to as a "blended" program?

Our blended learning program provides the best of both worlds. Students can participate in traditional school learning activities while completing online coursework in an at-home setting. In addition to weekly scheduled virtual help sessions, teachers offer in-house work days to allow students to receive face-to-face help when needed.

Is my child eligible to enroll in Andover eCademy?

Andover eCademy serves students throughout the state of Kansas in grades K-12. Students who are currently expelled from another Kansas school can have their expulsion reviewed based on records and conversations with the former school district. These will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

How would my child benefit from attending Andover eCademy?

At Andover eCademy, your child will be given an unprecedented degree of accessibility, flexibility, and efficiency so that he or she has the opportunity to receive a high-quality education and prepare for his or her future. This means your child will receive a great deal of personal attention from teachers, have more extensive course offerings than traditional schools, and learn in a safe environment. We believe that a quality education is one that helps each student achieve his or her highest potential.

Is the Andover eCademy curriculum accredited?

Yes, Andover eCademy’s curriculum has been approved by the Kansas State Department of Education and meets both State and Common Core standards.

What are the backgrounds of the teachers?

All teachers are Kansas-certified and highly-qualified in their content areas.

Is there a cost to attend Andover eCademy?

Andover eCademy is a tuition-free public school program. In order to access the online curriculum, we do require a $25 technology fee to be paid upon enrollment. Enrolled families are eligible to borrow a laptop with a $50.00 deposit.

What if my child is not computer literate? Can he still participate? Is there support?

Students do not need to have an extensive knowledge of computers to be successful at Andover eCademy. Our trained technical staff has the ability to walk students through problems they may encounter using their new computer. We also provide a step-by-step guide to setting up each student's new computer as well as a technical "welcome packet."

Are physical textbooks provided to Andover eCademy students?

Middle and high school courses are textbook-free. The online content embeds reading material within the lesson. Elementary students will receive a box of instructional materials. These materials are returned upon completion of the school year.

Can my student participate in band or sports?

Students who reside in the Andover School District must attend at least one class at a brick-and-mortar Andover school to participate in band and sports. Students who live outside of the Andover district should check with their district of residence to find out the district’s policy regarding extracurricular activities.

How will my child's progress be monitored?

Andover eCademy provides a positive and caring, support system. The caring adult or "Learning Coach" helps facilitate the student's daily progress. The Andover eCademy teachers provide feedback and are available to answer questions for both the Learning Coach and the student.

How will my child socialize at Andover eCademy?

Andover eCademy offers various field trips, family socials, school clubs and in-house learning days to promote student interaction.  Many of our students also establish friendships with other Andover eCademy students by joining clubs and teams in their areas.

How is physical fitness taught?

Health and wellness courses are available to all students. Families are encouraged to participate in non-school physical fitness activities as well.

What are the graduation requirements for a high school student?

Andover eCademy students will follow the same graduation requirements as traditional Andover students. Students need 25 credits to graduate. A graduation ceremony will take place for graduating seniors and their families. Students will receive an Andover diploma.

Are students involved in state testing?

Andover eCademy students are required to take district formative tests as well as state assessments at designated testing sites. Parents/guardians will be responsible for proctoring daily assignments and end-of-unit tests. All final high school course assessments will be proctored by an Andover eCademy staff member.

Does Andover eCademy offer a summer school program?

Summer school is available for high school students.

Does Andover eCademy enroll students with Special Education needs?

If a student has an IEP (Individualized Education Plan), the Andover eCademy special education team will need to review the IEP to determine if the student’s needs can be met through the virtual program. We have certified Special Education teachers on staff who work closely with special education students.

Do I need to own a computer to attend?

No.  Andover eCademy is committed to providing the resources that each student will need in order to reach his or her full potential educationally, creatively, and personally. Enrolled families are eligible to check out a laptop after paying a $50 deposit and $25 technology fee to support the learning process.  These laptops are instructional property and must be returned when the student leaves Andover eCademy.  We provide technical support and troubleshooting for these systems. 

Can students use their personal computers for school work?

Yes.  All of the courses are web-based.  Please, no Chromebooks or Tablets as the parts of the software are Java-based and Chromebooks and Tablets are not compatible.  If a student chooses to use his/her own computer, the laptop deposit is waived.

Do you provide internet access, and what are the requirements?

No.  Acquiring and maintaining internet access is the responsibility of each family prior to the start of the program.   

  • Intel i3 2.1 GHz duo-core processor or equivalent 
  • 4GB Ram
  • Windows 7 or later
  • MS Office 2010 or later
  • Stable internet connection