Frequently Asked Questions
Is the EDGE Virtual Program open to students outside the Elmore
County School District?
The EDGE Virtual Program is open to all students in Alabama. Parents are responsible for transporting students to Elmore County for course mid-terms, finals, and mandatory state testing.
Can my child work at
his/her own pace?
Daily assignments must be completed; however, you have the ability to create a schedule that works best for your child. Students may work ahead if the required daily work is completed in each course.
What supplies will be
Each student will need access to a desktop, laptop, or Chromebook along with internet access for at least 6 hours each day. The EDGE will provide each student with access to OFFICE 365 and a school email. The Edgenuity courses have built-in tools; such as calculators, formula sheets, space for notes, etc. *Smart phones and tablets may not be used as they will not be able to support all aspects of the curriculum.
Is attendance taken, if
so, what happens when we miss a day?
Attendance is taken and Alabama truancy laws apply. Each student is expected to work a minimum of four hours in 3rd-5th grade and six hours in grades 6th-12th. The beauty of the program is that you can do your work at any time during the day, so if you have a doctor’s appointment, you can work later in the evening. If you miss an entire day, you can work extra on other days and/or non-school days.
What are my
responsibilities as a parent/guardian?
Parents/guardians are the MOST essential part of a child’s education. We require parents/guardians to check their student’s progress daily and help them stay on task. We offer training on the platform and have a support team to help you throughout the year with tutors available daily.
What if I am not able to
be at home all day with my child every day?
We ask that every student have a capable adult to be with them throughout the day to help the student stay on track. If you are not able to do that, we suggest that you find a Family Facilitator to step in and help. A Family Facilitator can be an adult sibling, aunt, grandparent, or friend who have a basic understanding of computers and email.
Do EDGE students have to
participate in State Mandated tests?
Yes, that is a state-mandated requirement for each student as we are part of the Elmore County public-school system.
Will my child be required
to take tests and exams in person?
EDGE students can take quizzes and unit tests at home. State mandated tests, mid-year exams, and end-of-year exams must be done in person in Elmore County. (During COVID, exceptions have been and will continue to be made.)
My child has been
homeschooled; will he/she be required to take placement tests?
Yes, all students who wish to enroll in The EDGE who come from non-accredited schools will be required to take placement tests.
What holidays are observed
at The EDGE?
The EDGE follows the Elmore County Board of Education Calendar found on our website.
Will in-person tutoring be
available along with virtual tutoring?
Due to Covid, in-person tutoring is not available at this time. ZOOM tutoring is available.