CTYOnline offers challenging distance courses in three different formats:
Students may enroll at any time during the year and progress at their own pace within their enrollment period, guided by instructors who strive to meet individual needs. Enrollment and tuition are time based, and students may enroll in a course for three, six, or nine months. Students who complete a course with five or more days remaining in their enrollment period are advanced to the next most appropriate individually paced course after receiving their grade for the previous course. Students can work on this new course until their enrollment period ends, or, if they want more time to work on the new course, they can pay additional tuition and fees to re-enroll for one or more months online through MyCTY under "Manage Enrollments."
Students who are unable to work on an individually paced course because of a vacation, illness, camp, or other reason can postpone their enrollment for breaks of seven days or longer. Students who do not complete their course before their end date can pay to re-enroll for an additional time period to complete it. Math courses (including AP Calculus), computer science and technology, and most science courses below the level of AP are individually paced. See the FAQ for individually paced courses for more details.
These courses have specific start and end dates; students receive a schedule and must meet deadlines for assignments. Tests, if any, are taken according to the course schedule. All writing, AP (except AP Calculus), critical reading, grammar, engineering, forensics, Mastering the Fundamentals of Music,and world language courses are session-based. Separate FAQs are available for session-based writing and language arts, AP, and world languages programs.
Students start the course on a set date, and develop with their instructors a schedule to complete the course within the next nine months. Students submit one assignment/complete one unit at a time, allowing instructors time to review and provide feedback before moving on to the next assignment/unit. Although the flexi-paced format provides considerable flexibility, students must manage their time carefully to avoid rushing at the end of the course. The Process of Writing, Writing for an Audience, Crafting the Essay, and Writing Analysis and Persuasion are offered in the flexi-paced format.