Overview

PVOnline is an approved Arizona Online Instruction provider through the Arizona State Board of Education and is fully accredited as an extension of the school district.  All PVOnline teachers are Highly Qualified and certified in their area of instruction.

Benefits

  • Fully accredited courses administered by one of the most respected school districts in Arizona
  • Integration of 21st century skills with a priority on Arizona Technology Standards
  • Access to resources such as Google Apps and Cisco Telepresence
  • Flexibility to create a schedule that allows you to submit work consistently each week
  • Prepare in a real-world environment for post-secondary education
  • One-on-one access to instructors through chat, email, and telephone

Watch the slideshow below to help you determine if online learning is right for you.

Attendance

PVOnline students who do not take a course(s) on a district campus are responsible for recording time spent each day on the PVOnline Attendance Form. This form is accessed through the student portal of Infinite Campus. There is a link in every course to this form as well as instructions on how to complete the form. Students are required to log time spent on any activity related to the course, either on or offline.

Arizona Law requires that students taking online courses away from their school site keep a daily log for their time spent on academic tasks related to their online learning. Our district uses the log-in hours to report attendance to the state of Arizona for our off-campus students. The law specifies the amount of log time that is required for students. The Arizona Department of Education has determined that it should take at least 112.5 hours to complete an online semester course for students in high school. Middle School students will be required to complete at least 133.5 hours per online semester course. Kindergarten students will be required to complete at least 346 hours, students in grades 1 - 3 will complete at least 178 hours per subject, and students in grades 4 - 6 will complete at least 223 hours per subject. If students do not log the appropriate amount of time, credit will not be granted for the course.

Record time for any activity related to your course, whether it is on the computer or not. This includes studying, reading, homework, projects, research, writing, and tests. Students are expected to record a minimum of 6 hours (360 minutes) a week, preferably at least one hour (60 minutes) per day, for each course you are taking.

Search Courses

View the PVSchools High School Course Catalog by clicking in the box below. You will have the ability to search for courses by school, keyword, or credit type.

Course Catalog

FAQs

Is there a fee or tuition cost for participating in PVOnline?

There are no costs for up to six courses that occur during the fall or spring semesters. There is a fee associated with taking a seventh course for freshmen and sophomores.

Are PVOnline students required to take the AzMerit test?

You must take the AzMerit, and all other necessary assessments, as required by the state.

What are the expectations of PVOnline students?

Read the expectations, guidelines, and policies in the PVOnline Handbook.

What does it mean to, "work at my own pace?"
  • While students are able to work at their own pace, it does not mean that they do not actively participate in the class each week. Students are expected to submit assignments each week.
  • PVOnline students are expected to log into PVOnline daily to ensure successful and timely completion of the course.
  • PVOnline courses are designed to be completed within one semester (18 weeks). Students are encouraged to set a schedule at the beginning of the course to ensure that they are working at an appropriate rate to complete the course on time.
  • Off-campus students not making adequate progress may be required to return to a campus until they are showing evidence of passing.
Do I have to take final exams?

Before taking the final exam, you must complete all your coursework. Once your coursework is completed, you must take final exams or complete a final project at the end of the semester. You will take your final exam in person. Final exams will be proctored.

What are the attendance requirements?

Off-campus students must record the time spent on coursework on an online form. The form is available each time you log-in to your course(s).

How do I communicate with my teacher?

PVSchools email is the primary tool used to communicate with your teacher, however, you can also communicate with your teacher through Google chat, video, or in person.

What if I don't complete my course by the end of the semester?

Students are expected to complete courses by the end of each semester. This keeps students on track with the number of required graduation credits. If you do not complete the course, there may be an opportunity to complete it the following semester or complete the credits during Summer School, if the course is offered. The Summer School option requires additional registration.

Are PVOnline credits accepted by the military and the NCAA?

Military and NCAA candidates are encouraged to verify that online credits are accepted before you enroll in PVOnline.

Do I need a textbook for my PVOnline classes?

Most PVOnline courses are designed to be conducted entirely over the Internet. If textbooks are needed, they can usually be found at your home school media center or bookstore. Some additional books may be required in Language Arts courses, and you can typically get them at the public or school library, or through book archival websites such as Project Gutenberg. Your instructor will tell you when you will need outside materials.

How many hours should I work in PVOnline? Can I work weekends?

You should plan to work at least one hour per day for each class you take online. You may work on weekends or nights, if you wish. Working at your convenience is one of the benefits of online classes. Students are expected to work each day in their courses.

If I finish my work early, can I take the final early?

Yes. Contact your teacher for instructions.

Will there be times when I cannot access my course?

Unless there is an emergency, we will only conduct maintenance between midnight and 4:00 A.M.

FAQs

Governing Board

PVOnline snapshot

  • 152 courses offered
  • 2,200 enrolled students (taking at least one course)
  • 3,600 courses taken last year (including summer school)
  • $229,000 in total scholarships

Unique courses offered through PVOnline

  • AP® Music Theory
  • AP® Computer Science Principles
  • Career Development
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Science Fundamentals
  • Personal Finance
  • The Rise of Electronic Music
  • Survey of Popular Music
  • Music Technology

Enrollment Process

Enrollment is open to all students throughout the state of Arizona. Enrollment options are full-time or part-time. All elementary and middle school courses are conducted off campus. High school courses may be taken on or off campus. There are no tuition costs or fees for in-district students to attend PVOnline.

PVSchools in-district students should contact their home school counselors for more information. Out-of-district or homeschool parents should Email the PVOnline registrar, Andrea Maestas or call (602) 449-2450.

Enrollment forms can be found here.