Welcome to the Online Learning Academy!

  • Fully prepare your K-12 students for college and career by enrolling them in the courses they need.

    Online Learning Academy

    What is OLA? 

    The Online Learning Academy; OLA for short, enables school districts to provide a variety of courses for which in - district faculty or facilities may not be available. 
    Enroll a student in the Online Learning Academy and we will provide: 
    • Course content for a variety of Core Content and Elective Courses
    • A New York State Certified Teacher of Record
    • Necessary Administrative oversight 

     Many Online Learning Academy courses are facilitated by members of the Nassau BOCES Virtual Teacher of Record Team (VTRT). Learn more about the VTRT here.  All virtual courses that are facilitated by the VTRT have been enhanced to include the following to help students transition to the virtual environment:

    • Up to one-hour of weekly, virtual face-to-face sessions
    • Any additional, ongoing virtual support a student may need (audio conversations, IM, email, etc.)


    Registration Process:

    • Registration begins when a student and their guidance counselor determine if the student is a good candidate for taking online courses.  Learn more about what makes  Good Candidate for Taking Online Classes here.
    • Once student candidacy is determined, the guidance counselor and student should work together to select which courses they would like to take by viewing our course catalog.    
    • From here they will need to contact their 'District Mentor' to complete enrollment.  Learn more about who your District Mentor is here.


    Cost: $660/semester/enrollment

    • Credit Recovery Courses in all content areas.
    • Original Credit Courses to help students get ahead (AP, PE/Health, Electives, World Language and more).
    • Variety of electives courses to choose from; such as forensics, journalism, art and more.

    *Prices above include Course Content, Facilitator Fees, and Nassau BOCES Fees but not the cost of course materials


    Online Learning Academy Course Drop/Extension Policy:

    Drop Course:

    Drop First Week (Foundations of Online Learning Orientation) – No Charge

    Drop During First Three Weeks of Course Facilitation: $75

    Drop After Three Weeks Course Facilitation: Full Cost


    Course Extension(s):

    $75 per five-week extension. Must be in multiples of 5 weeks. No drops allowed during the extension periods.

    *Prices above include Nassau BOCES Course Content, Facilitator Fees, Teacher of Record and Nassau BOCES Fees  
    **In the event Nassau BOCES cannot provide an NYS Teacher of Record for a course requested, the student will be enrolled in AccellerateU; the statewide BOCES online learning collaboration. Additional fees may apply.

    CoSers: 409.010, 409.511, 409.030


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