ACCESS Distance Learning offers students an opportunity to earn a high school diploma online. The program blends rigorous, interactive videoconferencing with the technical infrastructure to provide online courses through a statewide network.
ACCESS Distance Learning Review
Student Type: Only teens
Offers Diploma: Yes
Accreditation: Alabama Department of Education
About ACCESS Distance Learning
The Alabama ACCESS Distance Learning Initiative was launched on November 1, 2004. The program was designed to provide an infrastructure to deliver equitable, quality learning opportunities for all citizens of Alabama. Under the Distance Learning program, Alabama public high school students have access to advanced diploma and remedial courses, and a wide array of elective options not available in any one school.
ACCESS Distance Learning Accreditation
ACCESS Distance Learning is accredited by the Alabama Department of Education.
ACCESS Distance Learning Programs
The ACCESS program takes two forms: Web-Based Instruction (WBI), and Interactive Video-Conferencing Instruction (VCI).
Web-based courses are asynchronous, and utilize multimedia materials and an e-teacher. Participating Alabama state schools may offer these courses at any time during the normal school day. In these courses, students work individually at computers during the school day, and the e-teachers grade assignments, check e-mails, and send correspondence to students at night.
Interactive Video-Conferencing courses are synchronous courses taught at a designated time. These courses include real-time instruction with two-way audio and video, taught by a certified e-teacher. Students enrolled in these courses receive instruction at a distance from a teacher who is actively teaching the same class to students at a physical location.
ACCESS Distance Learning Admissions
Alabama students must register for ACCESS through their school counselor. For more information on the school’s admission requirements, contact ACCESS directly.
ACCESS Distance Learning Tuition Cost
ACCESS Distance Learning courses are provided at no cost to students enrolled in an Alabama public high school.