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Flexing an Academy Course

Students flexing an Academy course means that parents decide which assignments their student submits. Flexing students will have access to all the live classes, recordings, and course material that other students do, but without the pressure of submitting every assignment. 

Assignments submitted on the course's regular schedule will be graded like any other assignment. Any assignments submitted after the deadline, while not graded by an Academy instructor, can be graded by the parent. 

Students who register for yearlong and fall semester courses between Saturday, August 22, 2020, and Thursday, September 3, 2020, are encouraged to flex. Students who register for yearlong and fall semester courses starting Friday, September 4, 2020, will automatically be placed as a flex student. Catch-up work from missed weeks should be graded by parents. Teachers are not responsible for grading unsubmitted or late work.

At the end of the school year, parents assign a grade based on what they think their student earned. 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. Once a grade is assigned, add it to their high school transcript

Please note that flexing students will not receive a Final Grade Report from the Academy. Flexing students may not list their course as an AP® course because of College Board's guidelines for completion of AP® course content. 

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