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Ask an Online Teacher

Have questions about online schools? Fire away. You can also read our archived answers from similar queries. Our experts answer all reader questions promptly and thoroughly.

Q&A: What Is the Difference Between Online and On-Demand Learning?

Question: What is the difference between online and on-demand learning?

Q&A: Traveling With Online Students

Question: We are thinking about traveling with our kids for a year and enrolling them in an online school. I will have a 3rd, 7th, and 8th grader. What advice do you have?

Q&A: Do Online Schools Have Principals?

Question: Are there principals for online schools like there are at most traditional schools? If yes, do they make themselves known to students in much the same way principals have a familiar presence at site-based schools?

Q&A: Where Do Online Students Buy Textbooks?

Question: Where do I get my textbooks for my online classes?

Q&A: Can I Switch to an Online School at Any Time?

Question: Can I switch from regular school to online school at any time?

Q&A: Can Online Students Participate in School Sports?

Question: Is it possible for online students to play sports?

Q&A: What Credentials Do You Need to Teach Online?

Question: What credentials does an online teacher need?

Q&A: What Is the Purpose of an Online Library?

Question: Why do students need an online library?

Q&A: What Is a Prerequisite?

Question: What is a prerequisite?

Q&A: How Do I Know What Programs and Courses a Particular School Offers?

Question: Understanding programs and classes seems confusing. How do I know what programs and classes are available?