Do students enrolled in Independent Study take courses only during normal “school hours”?

Online courses allow students to study where, how, and when they want. However, students must adhere to their instructor’s course outline and guidelines, which may have specific assignment due dates, or require participation in live online chats, threaded discussions, and online exams.

Do students taking online courses need a computer at home?

Suncoast Charter Schools highly recommends that students have continuous access to a computer with Internet, preferably in the home. If students don’t have a computer with reliable Internet access at home, they can use computers at the public library, Internet cafes, or community centers.

Is there a teacher for every class?

Yes. California-certified teachers work closely with students in each course to provide guidance and frequent feedback as students progress through the curriculum. Suncoast Charter Schools teachers are content area experts in the fields that they teach.