Online Learning Academy

  • The WESD is pleased to announce the opening of its new online school - the Online Learning Academy (OLA). The OLA is supported by a dedicated school administrator, 13 highly qualified teachers (including special education and language services), and an office specialist. With capacity to serve 290 students, the school offers a full-day, fully synchronous (live teacher) educational opportunity for K-8 students.

    What is the difference between the 2021-2022 Distance Learning Program and this new school?
    The Online Learning Academy will serve grades K-8 starting in the next school year, 2022-2023. This school will take the place of the Distance Learning Programs that were hosted by Desert View Elementary (K-4) and Royal Palm Middle School (5-8). Families in the DLP program interested in having their children attend online will need to register and enroll to attend the Online Learning Academy. 

    Who will qualify to be enrolled in the Online Learning Academy?
    The online learning environment can be challenging for some students. In an effort to provide a quality learning environment that meets student need, enrollment requests will go through a review process. Student grades and attendance from the prior school year will be considered along with the fulfillment of state testing requirements. After enrollment has been submitted, the Online Learning Academy’s school administrator will work with each student’s parent/guardian to determine if qualifications are met to register to attend the OLA.

    How to Enroll
    Families are able to enroll their students into the Online Learning Academy via the online enrollment option supported by the Registration Center. WESD invites all Arizona resident students to apply for enrollment!

    Prior to beginning the process to complete enrollment online, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.  If you do not currently have an active ParentVue account, please follow these directions to request account activation. If you have a child already enrolled in WESD and do not know your ParentVue login information, use these directions to access your username and password.

    Begin the Enrollment Process

    The Online Learning Academy follows the traditional calendar. The first day of school is Monday, August 8.

    Start and End Times
    The school day will flex based on synchronous (live teacher) and asynchronous (self-paced) opportunities. Training and support will be provided to families to log minutes.


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    The WESD OLA is located on the Royal Palm Middle School Campus and is housed in the Cardinals Academy building.