How It Works

How Online High School Works

Who can attend?

The DATX high school program serves students in grades 9–12 who reside in the state of Texas.

What are the costs?

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.

Expectations for Completing Schoolwork

At DATX, student learning and academic growth are paramount. While we offer a level of flexibility, we recognize the importance of classroom pacing and the need for students to complete their work based on set due dates.

Digital Academy of Texas’s high school program uses a semester-based approach where students are required to earn a passing grade on their assignments and online lessons. Due dates are assigned to lessons to encourage consistent, steady progress for academic success.

Attending teacher-led, direct-instruction, online synchronous Class Connect sessions, along with completing coursework, will help students be successful.

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Teachers provide individual and small group assistance via online synchronous sessions called “Class Connects.” Students are expected to attend all required Class Connects and meet with their teacher to receive course assistance, tutoring, and instruction.

Time Commitment

Attendance is logged Monday through Friday; however, academic progress can be achieved during the weekends as well. High school students are expected to spend 6 hours per course per week. A student who takes 5 courses and spends 6 hours per week on each one is devoting approximately 30 hours per week to their course work.


Email is the primary form of communication between the school and families. Learning Coaches and students are required to check and respond to emails on a daily basis.

State Testing

*Course materials vary by course. Please check with Digital Academy of Texas staff to see what offline course materials are provided.