APS Online FAQs
1: Who is eligible for enrollment?
Any Michigan resident under the age of 20 in grades 6-12
2: How do I enroll?
Follow the steps under How To Enroll or call 989-358-5190
3: Will the program provide me with a computer if I don't have one?
APS online has laptops that can be checked out for students to use while they are in the program if needed
4: Are there enrollment deadlines?
There are no specific deadlines for students but depending on when a student starts a full class load may not be obtainable in the remaining time available
5: Upon completion of the program, will I receive a diploma?
Students that participate receive the diploma of the school they are registered under, either Alpena High School or Aces Academy
6: What is your curriculum based upon?
All courses are aligned with the state of Michigan Common Core Standards
7: Do you have highly qualified teachers for each subject?
Yes. Teachers are required to be highly qualified and certified in the subject area
8: Do you have more than one online provider to choose from?
Yes. We use Fuel Education most of the time but we also have access to EdisonLearning, Lincoln Interactive, BYU, Edgenuity, Edmentum, KHAN Academy, Odysseyware and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
9: Do you accept students with a previous or active IEP?
Yes, but an IEP must be held stating that the APS Online program is the best placement for the student
10: Do you have tutoring programs available if I need help?
Yes. After school tutoring is available at the following times and places:
- Alpena High School - Monday and Thursday from 3:00-4:00
- Aces Academy - Tuesday-Thursday from 3:00-7:00
- Thunder Bay Junior High - Monday-Thursday 2:30-3:30
11: Can my son or daughter participate on the TBJH or AHS sports teams?
Yes. APS Online students are considered regular students of the school they are registered under. All MHSAA qualifications must be met just like a regular student though (passing at least 4 classes, GPA 1.6 or above the previous semester, etc.)
12: If I currently home school will I have a choice in what classes my son or daughter takes?
Yes. Our counselors have shown to be flexible in coming up with a plan of courses that will lead to graduation and a high school diploma.