Flex Status

When a student changes to flex status for a course, they retain access to the course material and they still have the option to attend the live class, submit assignments for credit, and receive teacher feedback for assignments submitted on-time. They are, however, not expected to complete all work. The student's parents can help the student select which assignments to focus on and complete.

Flex status is a good option for students who need to relieve some academic pressure or who would like to remain in a difficult class, but are struggling with the course material and/or falling behind in the course.

Students who register for yearlong and fall-semester courses between Saturday, August 21, 2021, and Thursday, September 2, 2021, are encouraged to switch to flex status. Students who register for yearlong and fall-semester courses on or after Friday, September 3, 2021, will automatically be switched to flex status. Note: teachers are not responsible for grading late work or work from missed weeks.

Students may register for any course as a flex student. In addition, students currently enrolled may change their status to flex in any course at any point before the last day of class.

Flex students will not receive a Final Grade Report from HSLDA Online Academy. Students are allowed to list flex-status courses for credit on their transcript—without mentioning HSLDA Online Academy—if their parent or school determines that their work merits high school credit. Parents are encouraged to look at the Canvas gradebook before assigning a grade. To look at your student's gradebook, create a Canvas parent account and follow these steps. However, please note that when a student changes to flex status in an AP® course, it can no longer be designated as "AP®" on the student's transcript.

Flex status does not qualify a student for any tuition discounts or refunds.

To register as a flex student, or to change an enrollment to flex status, please contact the Academy Administrative Office at 540-338-8290 or academy@hslda.org.