How It Works
Curious how online learning works?
With online learning, your child can learn at home, or wherever there's an internet connection, while enjoying the benefits and support of a school program. They'll complete a mix of online lessons and offline activities, using Stride K12-provided books and materials.* Certified teachers provide instruction in virtual sessions called "Class Connects."
What to Expect
What's my role as a parent?
You'll play an active and important role as your child's Learning Coach. Plan to:
- Provide academic support, motivation, and guidance throughout the school year
- Ensure your child is on track with assignments and coursework
- Communicate with teachers
- Report daily attendance
If you or your child's legal guardian are unable to fill this role, you can choose a family member, friend, or another trusted adult to be the Learning Coach.
Frequently Asked Questions
What grades are offered by Grand Canyon Private Academy (GCPA)?
How many of my children can I enroll in GCPA?
Because GCPA provides the lesson plans and materials needed for grades K–10, many parents find it easy to enroll multiple children in the program.*
What does it cost to attend GCPA?
Grand Canyon Private Academy has worked hard to offer private school prices that respect the commitment and investment families make when they choose to enroll their children in private school.
- K-5: $3,025/one semester or $5,500/full year
- 6-10: $3,500/one semester or $6,500/full year
- Part-time per course for MS and HS: $550/one semester or $1,100/full year
- K-5: $4,950/one semester or $9,000/full year
- 6-10: $5,500/one semester or $10,000/full year
Tuition costs are subject to change based upon the level of services needed to properly support the student’s IEP/ISP/MET plan.
What is the attendance policy?
All students enrolled for the entire school year must attend 180 instructional days per school year. The total instructional days are prorated based on the student’s start date.
How much time will my child spend online?
In the younger grades, many of the online lessons include offline work. Elementary students spend about 50–60 percent of their time online. Screen time increases in middle school, and by high school, most of the school day is online.
How do students interact socially?
Students spend time with classmates online and through other extracurricular activities. School-based clubs and Stride K12 online national clubs provide various social opportunities for students to connect with like interests and passions.
*Course materials vary by course and school.