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 Digital Academy of Texas’s school program. They’ll complete a mix of online lessons and offline activities, using K12-provided books and materials.* State-certified teachers provide instruction in virtual sessions called “Class Connects.”
Digital Academy of Texas (DATX) uses quality curriculum from K12 designed to let students find the learning style that works best for them, 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. Our career and college prep program also helps middle and high school students prepare for life after graduation.
What’s my role as a parent?
As Learning Coach, you’ll have the opportunity to take an active and vital role in your child’s education. 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 may choose a family member, friend, or other trusted adult to serve as Learning Coach.
Frequently Asked Questions
How many of my children can I enroll in DATX?
Because DATX provides the lesson plans and materials needed for grades 5–12, many parents find it easy to enroll multiple children in the program.*
What does it cost to attend DATX?
Because DATX is part of the public school system, it’s tuition-free. We provide Texas-certified teachers and instructional materials.* Our enrollment consultants can help address your technology and computer questions and needs.
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 school outings, field trips, and other activities. In addition to school-based clubs, K12 online national clubs help connect students with like interests and passions.
Can our family take a vacation during the school year?
The school calendar includes school holidays or vacation time. Whenever possible, family vacations should align with school vacation days. Parents are encouraged to contact their student’s teacher if they plan a vacation that does not coordinate with the school calendar.
*Course materials vary by course. Please check with Digital Academy of Texas staff to see what offline course materials are provided.