Frequently Asked Questions
What are the tuition fees?
Grade 9 courses cost $495 each, and grade 10-12 courses cost $595 each. Be sure to check the Special Offers section of our website for current promotions.
When does my course start?
Once you register online, we will have you set up in your course the same day, or the next morning, depending on the time of day you register. You will receive a welcome email containing all the information you need to get started.
How long does it take to complete a course?
This varies greatly depending on your availability, comfort level in the subject, and many other factors. Students can complete their courses from 6 weeks onward; please get in touch with us if you would like to discuss your availability and a feasible timeline for course completion.
Is there any additional support beyond messaging my teacher?
Yes; your teacher will hold office hours once a week. During this time, you can arrange to Skype with your teacher if you need more assistance. Office hours are scheduled on a first come, first serve basis.
How are the lessons delivered?
Lessons are delivered in a wide variety of formats in order to cater to different learning styles. Some examples of delivery are written notes, videos from YouTube, Khan Academy, etc., videos created by the teacher, PowerPoint presentations accompanied by teacher voiceover, interactive labs and models, external websites, online articles, discussion forums, along with other interactive tools like Gizmos, Poodll, Prezi, Live Binders, and more.
How are the assessments performed?
Assessments are done through a variety of formats; there are quizzes, tests, discussions, and assignments that our teachers use for assessment.
How do I write the final exam?
The final exam must be proctored (supervised). You can choose to write your exam at a Blyth campus, where we will provide the proctor, or you can arrange for your own private proctor. There is a proctor form within your course that you will need to fill out and submit in order to write your exam. Please see the form for details.
What happens if I need my final report card in less than two weeks?
You can arrange to have a courier pick up your report card from our office at your own expense if you need a hard copy sent immediately. We can also provide you with an electronic copy via email if you desire. Please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange either of these options.
I have an IEP. How does Blyth Academy Online accommodate for this?
We will implement as many accommodations as possible that are indicated in the IEP. We can add extra time to student quizzes, tests, and exam, provide alternate submission options, and work with the teacher to make sure other accommodations are met.
Does my home school have to accept the credit I earned at Blyth Academy Online?
Yes; your home school is required to add any credits you have earned through Blyth Academy Online to your transcript.
How do I register for a course?
The registration process can be completed online by clicking the ‘Apply Now’ button on the main page. The online registration form can also be access here: https://blytheducation.merchantsecure.com/Application/Academy
How long do I have to complete my course?
You have one full year to complete your course. A one-month extension can be purchased for $99, and a six-month extension for $250.
Are there due dates in my course?
Since your course is asynchronous, there are no due dates; you work through the course at your own pace.
What is Blyth Academy Online Plus?
Blyth Academy Online Plus students receive 20 hours of online tutoring throughout their course in addition to what is already offered. Students and teachers will discuss a schedule that works best for them, and the time can be used in 15 minute increments.
Do I get a textbook?
If there is a required textbook for your course, you will be provided with an eBook at no additional charge.
Are the tests proctored/supervised?
The tests do not need to be supervised, and therefore are considered open book. The tests are timed, however, so you will need to know the material well in order to complete the test in the allotted time.
When will I receive my final grade?
Your teacher will grade your exam and submit your final grade to the Blyth Academy Online office in approximately four days (this can vary depending on how much work has been submitted by the student toward the end of the course). Blyth Academy Online will then mail out the report card to the student’s home via standard mail. This entire process can take two weeks.
How does my completed course get on my transcript?
We will send an official hard copy of your report card to your home school once it has been completed; they will put the completed course on your transcript for you. Please note we cannot produce transcripts for students unless they are full-time Blyth Academy Online students; only home schools can produce them.
Do universities/colleges value online courses differently than in-class courses?
No; all credits earned through Blyth Academy Online are taken at the same value as a credit earned in any other school in Ontario.
How does my grade get to OUAC or OCAS?
We will send your grade to OUAC and/or OCAS once you provide us with your OUAC/OCAS number. Please see OUAC and Graduation Proccess page for important deadlines.