General FAQs - Distance Learning Online
What grades are offered for Distance Learning Online?
We offer K4–Grade 12.
Can I buy individual subjects?
Individual subjects may be ordered for Grades 1–12. Content for the new term will be available July 1.
When can I begin ordering Distance Learning Online?
You can order for the 2016–2017 term now. The books will ship within 7 to 10 business days, but subject access will not be available online until July 2016. Access to these subjects will end December 31, 2017. You can order for the 2016–2017 term through January 31, 2017.
Can I switch to the online option if I have already ordered the DVD or Hard Drive option?
Yes, you can switch within 30 days of ordering any service. Please contact Customer Service at 800.845.5731. Technical Support is available Monday through Friday from 8:00 am–5:00 pm EDT. Administrative fees may apply.
Can I substitute subjects within a grade level like I can with the DVD option?
Yes, you are allowed 2 substitutions per grade level (up or down). Substitutions can be made by clicking the "Customize my kit" link on the product page when you place your order.
What are the differences between the Online option and the DVD or Hard Drive option?
The video content is the same for all three options. The unique features of the online option include online assessments (Grades 5–12 only), online teacher support materials, grade book for online assessments, and unique community features.
Can my other children watch the lessons?
Yes, there is no per-child viewing fee; however, only one student can take the online assessments and log progress. Therefore, we recommend that families use DVDs when they have several children viewing the same subjects.
Are all the textbooks included?
The Distance Learning Online with books option includes all the essential student materials. Abridged Teacher's Editions are available online in PDF format. Printed Teacher's Editions are not included with the Distance Learning Online option but are available for purchase with a discount.
Are the Teacher Support Materials printed or online?
The Teacher Support Materials become available online when the parent logs in.
How long will I have to complete my Distance Learning Online program?
Subject access for the 2016–2017 term will begin no later than July 1, 2016, and end on December 31, 2017.
Will I or my student be able to contact the instructor? If so, how do we do that?
You or your student will be able to contact an academic specialist with any questions you have about any subject. Once you register for a subject and log on to the BJU Press Distance Learning Online website, an email link will be visible on each main subject page. You are always welcome to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you may have.
What happens when the term ends on December 31?
After the term ends, you will not be able to view content for subjects in that term. Access cannot be extended. Be sure to record grade information prior to the end of the term.