How It Works

How Online Learning Works at GCPA

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 K12-provided books and materials.* Certified teachers provide instruction in virtual sessions called “Class Connects.”

GCPA Programs

Grand Canyon Private Academy (GCPA) uses quality K12 curriculum designed to help students find the learning style that works best for them and allowing them to find their own path to success. Each online classroom offers engaging and relevant lessons that build on your child’s interests and abilities.



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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.

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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, 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 pricing that respects the commitment and investment families make when enrolling their children in private school.

Tuition and Fees

  • Pre-kindergarten: $2,650/one semester or $5,300/full year
  • K–5: $3,025/one semester or $5,500/full year
  • 6–12: $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

High school students who sign up for dual enrollment will have an additional fee of $500 per semester for two courses or $400 per semester for one course.

There may be additional costs associated with special education services, which could vary based on the level of services needed to properly support a student’s IEP/ISP/MET/504 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% 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?

*Course materials vary by course and school.