Frequently Asked Questions
- What is a virtual school?
- How would my child benefit from attending Andover eCademy?
- What are the backgrounds of the teachers?
- Is there a cost to attend Andover eCademy?
- What kind of help can I expect as a learning coach?
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.
Andover eCademy is a tuition-free public school program available to any resident of the state of Kansas. In order to access the online curriculum, we do require a $40, non-refundable technology fee to be paid upon enrollment. Enrolled students will receive a Chromebook for school use that will be returned upon leaving school.
Andover eCademy provides a learning coach orientation session before the school year. eCademy teachers are available to answer any questions, provide teaching tips and offer ideas for motivation and encouragement. Never hesitate to contact eCademy teachers. eCademy also holds regular workshops for learning coaches and provides online resources for tips and ideas.
- Is Andover eCademy's curriculum accredited?
- What learning platform does Andover eCademy use?
- Are physical textbooks provided to eCademy students?
- How will my child's progress be monitored?
- How is physical fitness taught?
- Are students involved in state testing?
- Does eCademy offer a summer school program?
- What are graduation requirements for a high school student?
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.
- Why is Andover eCademy referred to as a "blended environment"?
- How will my child socialize at Andover eCademy?
- What types of clubs and school activities are available?
eCademy provides a combination of virtual and traditional education. Students receive most lessons and instruction online. In addition, we have in-house days in which students can come to a brick-and-mortar classroom for in-person interaction with teachers and other students. This blend exposes students to the best parts of both styles of education.
- What if my child is not computer literate? Can he or she still participate? Is there support?
- Do I need to own a computer to attend?
- Can students use their personal computer for school work?
- Do you provide internet access, and what are the requirements?
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."
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 or Chromebook after paying a $40 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.