The workload of classes offered via online are typically the same as classes offered in traditional classrooms. These classes include English, social studies, science, mathematics, humanities, arts, professional education and foreign languages. Career education courses are also available. Students may have the option of pursuing a general education curriculum or a college-prep diploma.
Students who wish to attend college can take advantage of advanced placement and dual enrollment classes. In a dual enrollment math class, for example, students earn math credits toward both a high school diploma and a college degree.
In general:
· Full-time students generally take 5 courses, but can take 6 and as few as 4 and plan to graduate.
· Part-time students take 2 or 3 courses.
· Single-course and specific-course students take just the 1 course.
Add together the preparatory class lectures and assignments, along with actual class time, and it can roughly figure that students invest 8-to-10 hours a week for one high school-level class. With a typical full load of 5 classes that’s a commitment of 40-to-50 hours a week.