Course Offerings and Selection

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Where can we view all the available courses?

1. Log on to www.TheMorningStaracademy.org 2. Click on the “150 Courses” Button 3. Choose your area of interest for a full description of all available courses.

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How is my student placed in a course?

Parents select courses for their 6th -12th grade students. K-5th grade students receive a standardized curriculum, although parents may make grade level adjustments to suit the educational abilities of their student; for example, a 3rd grade student may take 4th grade Math.

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What kinds of placement tests are available?

The Academy offers 8 placement tests, which are: • Language Arts for grades K-2 • Mathematics for grades K-2 • Language Arts for grades 3-5 • Mathematics for grades 3-5 • Language Arts for grades 6-8 • Mathematics for grades 6-8 • Language Arts for grades 9-12 • Mathematics for grades 9-12

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When is course selection for 6th – 12th grade?

Students in 6th – 12th grade must select courses from our online listing during the enrollment or re-enrollment process. Course descriptions can be found at www.TheMorningStaracademy.org under the “150 Courses” tab.

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Can we change a course once we have registered our student?

Yes! We want all students to be in the best course "placements." A student has 30 days in which to “try on” the selected courses and make changes. After 30 days, there is a $25 fee for changing a course. There is also a $25 fee for dropping a course.

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Can my student select courses from different grade levels?

Yes. For instance, it would be perfectly acceptable for a 7th grader to take 6th grade English and 8th grade Math, simply because these are the levels where they would best perform. If your student is in K-5th grade, you will need to contact member services in order to change their standardized curriculum.

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What if my student finishes a course early and wants to move on?

Students may move at a pace that best suits their academic needs. Students are permitted to be enrolled in up to eight courses at any given time. Tuition includes 6 courses, so additional courses cost an extra fee. If you’d like to add an additional course, contact Member Services

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Is there a time limit on completing a course or assignment?

The MorningStar Academy adheres to an "anywhere, anytime, any pace" learning environment. Students have up to 10 months, September through June, to complete a course (although most are done in 6-9 months). A Daily Calendar of assignments is provided as a guide. Our system is designed so that students cannot progress to a new quarter [...]

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Will my student fail if all assignments are not completed by the end of the year?

All incomplete assignments are given a “0”, and averaged into your cumulative grade for a course. Depending on your grade average for the class and the number of assignments left incomplete that turn to “0” at the end of the year, you may or may not fail.

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