Offers weekly 50-minute tutoring sessions. Online Tutoring is available for Math, Science, English, and Spanish. For students who do not need weekly tutoring, individual sessions are available for purchase as needed. Tutoring prices are listed below under Additional Fees. Contact an Archway Counselor for additional information.
IMPORTANT: All HLA NEST families and students must adhere to the HLA Code of Ethics that is agreed to in the application process.
Courses are offered for grades 6th-12th in English, Math, Science, and Social Studies as well as Career Electives and General Electives. Initial Credit Course, Honors Courses, and Credit Recovery Courses are available. These are rigorous courses with on-screen teachers and multimedia tools and resources. Lab Science courses contain virtual labs.
Credit Recovery Courses – Before each lesson students are quizzed to assess mastery of the content. This allows students to place out of any content that has already been mastered. All content will be revisited on cumulative exams, providing additional checks for mastery. This approach allows students to focus on the content that is needed and less time on content that has already been mastered. Credit Recovery courses can only be taken if the original course was completed and failed. They are not eligible for original credit.
For struggling learners in grades 6-12, our Bridge Program can help to determine and close gaps in Math and Language Arts. Contact an Archway counselor for more information and to determine if this might be a good fit for your student’s needs.
Students in the NEST Program are generally required to be a full-time student in the program as part of enrollment conditions. Full-time students will complete approximately 6 credits per academic year in order to meet graduation requirements. Six credits is the maximum number of credits that a student may complete through Archway for the standard monthly fee. Additional credits will require an additional fee.
An Archway Counselor will assist you in working out a study plan for your student for the year. The study plan will determine which courses to take, the number of courses that should be taken at once, and the start and end date for the courses. We generally recommend that a student take no fewer than 3 courses at a time, though some students may choose to take 1 or 2 courses at a time on a much shorter term. Completed courses can then be replaced with new courses throughout the school year for the same monthly fee (maximum of 6 credits per year). Students should work to complete at least 5 or 6 credits per school year.
This is a “flexible – work at your own pace” program allowing students to study when and where they want; however, students should work on assignments every week and keep up with their weekly schedule. The student should expect to spend the same hours per week on lessons as they would in a regular classroom setting. The school year is 180 days with a minimum of 20 hours per week required to meet compulsory attendance. Students should be working 12-16 hours per week in their courses, providing they are not behind schedule and can attend enrichment activities and field trips outside the home to fill the remaining hours needed for attendance. Students have from August through May to complete 180 days. Students may arrange their hours as needed to fit their weekly schedule and can extend into the summer. Course due dates are set to act as guidelines so students will stay on track to finish their courses on time. Students are responsible for completing work on a weekly basis. However, when students’ progress is checked at the beginning of each week, parents will be notified if the student is slipping behind or failing. Students who continue to fall behind without catching up on missed assignments or who are failing may be dismissed from Archway and HLA so parents can find a program more suitable to the student’s needs. Students who do not spend at least 12-16 hours per week actively working and completing assignments will be considered absent and could be in danger of truancy and dismissal.
Courses should be 100% completed on or before the course end date. In the case of expired courses, a student may request an extension. Extensions are $100.00 per 30-day extension. All extensions beyond the first will require the approval of Archway administration. Courses that have reached the end date will receive a grade based on the Actual Grade. Please notify an Archway counselor as soon as possible if your student wants to drop a course. If your student drops a course during the first 20 days of a courses start date, the course will not appear on the student’s record. Students who do not drop the course and do not complete the course will receive a grade based on the student’s Relative Grade. Courses that have expired and were not completed will not be eligible for an extension after 90 days of the course expiration date.