General FAQs

What grades are offered by Digital Academy of Texas (DATX)?

DATX offers full-time enrollment for grades 5–12.

What subjects will my child study?

English/language arts, math, science, and history are the core courses. There are also other courses in the appropriate grade levels, such as art, health/PE, music, and world languages. Visit our elementary, middle school, and high school curriculum pages for more details.

Does DATX provide textbooks and other instructional materials?

Yes. We provide textbooks and instructional materials needed to complete the program. These books and materials are dependent on the student’s grade level and the courses they’re enrolled in. High school students receive fewer books and materials than elementary and middle school students.

Can my child work at their own pace?

Will my child have the same graduation opportunities as students in traditional public schools?

Yes. DATX students are public school students, and they earn a high school diploma that is identical to any other diploma awarded by public schools in the state of Texas. Because DATX is an accredited public school, our graduates have the same rights and privileges extended to them as any other Texas graduates when applying for opportunities at our state and nation’s colleges and universities.

How much time do students spend on the computer?

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.

Do you provide curriculum for children with special needs?

Depending on a child’s IEP, we can tailor your child’s learning experience to meet their needs. To discuss your child’s needs with us, please contact our office, and we will put you in touch with our special education team.

Can you accommodate the accelerated learning needs of my advanced learner?

The beauty of our program is that it is flexible enough to meet children where they are in any given subject and take them where they want to go. Grade placement assessments, completed as part of the enrollment process, allow us to place your student in the appropriate level of curriculum.

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.

Will this program intrude into my home?

There are no home visits as part of the program and no other intrusions into your home. This school was created to help your child obtain a first-class education and serve your family’s needs. If you ever feel that it is not right for your family or your child, you can withdraw at any time.

How do I enroll my student?

*Course materials vary by course and school; please check with your school.
**Opportunities vary by school; please visit your school page or check with your school counselor.