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Primavera Resources: Transferring Credits and Enrolling Concurrently With Primavera Online High School

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For the past 15 years, Primavera Online High School has worked to serve students throughout Arizona with a quality online educational experience. Concurrent enrollment (enrolling in additional courses through another school), allows students the ability to catch up or get ahead on credits while remaining at their current schools. However, confusion among parents and students arises as many school registrars, administrators and counselors provide misinformation, stating that they do not allow concurrent enrollment or that they do not accept credits from Primavera.

These types of statements are untrue, and contrary to the law. Arizona Revised Statute (A.R.S) § 15-808 and A.R.S § 15-701 are laws specifically created to allow concurrent participation and ensure credits are accepted in schools throughout Arizona. Here is an overview for anyone interested in catching up or getting ahead in their education by taking online courses.

About Transferring Credits: Answers to Common Questions

The following frequently asked questions should help parents better understand what Arizona law says about the rights they have with respect to these issues:

Yes. Arizona Revised Statute § 15-808 was specifically created to allow concurrent participation in online instruction while being enrolled and attending full time at another school. This statute also provides for the ‘enrollment’ by a student at a school district or charter school and also the participation in ‘online instruction.’ A.R.S. § 15-808 (F).
There are some schools that will try to tell students and parents this. If this happens to you, please contact us at 480.456.6678. More information is provided below.
Arizona law requires that all Arizona public schools (including charter schools) must recognize all of the credits transferred from other charter schools, including Primavera. A.R.S § 15-701(H). Additionally, AdvancED policy states “accredited schools shall accept transfer credits from another accredited school.”

How Concurrent Enrollment Works With Primavera

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Primavera’s course structure is separated into six-week blocks. Full-time students enroll in two courses every six weeks, and part-time or concurrent students enroll in one course every six weeks (Learn more here). Because Primavera courses are 100% online, you can complete weekly assignments and coursework on your time. Primavera is accredited and rigorous, which means our classes won’t be easier, but they will be more flexible to your schedule.

Other Things to Know About Primavera:

  • We are a public charter school and tuition free
  • We receive accreditation from AdvancED and are NCAA approved
  • Our online curriculum is rigorous, engaging and award winning
  • We have highly qualified teachers who remain in constant contact with students

Tips for Students Enrolling With Primavera Concurrently

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We want to provide concurrent students the ability to not just catch up or get ahead on credits, but to enjoy a quality online educational experience as they do so. That’s why we’re working to make the transition as smooth as possible. Here are some tips you can follow in order to alleviate headaches.

Tip #1: Talk With Your Counselor Before Enrolling With Primavera

While the law prevents schools from completely rejecting your credits, it’s best to check with guidance your counselor first and see what their policies are. Many schools are easy to work with, and yours could be one of them.

Tip #2: Talk With Our Enrollment Advisors

If you need to enroll in a specific course, make sure you let our enrollment advisor know when you talk to them, that way they can get you enrolled and started on the right track.

Tip #3: Once Enrolled With Primavera, Reach Out To Your School Counselor Again

Once you get enrolled in a course, reach out to your guidance counselor once more and let them know exactly which course you are taking. If possible, try to get in writing from them that they are aware of the courses you’ve enrolled in and that they will accept these credits once you earn them.

Tip #4: Notify Your School ASAP Once You’ve Earned a Credit With Primavera

Once you (or your child) successfully complete and pass the course at Primavera, don’t hesitate. Immediately notify your school counselor and submit transcripts as soon as you can. This will ensure you have ample time should any problems arise.

What to Do if Your School Isn’t Letting You Transfer Credits 

Above all, call us immediately at 480.456.6678. Your Primavera guidance counselor and enrollment advisors are ready to help, and know exactly what to do in these situations. You can follow the steps below on your own, but we want to help you through the process:

1. Refer to the Law

Arizona law requires that all Arizona public schools (including charter schools) must recognize all of the credits transferred from other charter schools, including Primavera. A.R.S § 15-701(H). We have found that when challenged, most schools will back off of these types of statements and allow you to remain enrolled at their school, while participating in online instruction at Primavera.

2. If your schools says they will grant elective credit only, act immediately

If your school claims they will only accept the credits your earned at Primavera as elective credit, you have a right to see a full list of credits your school considers elective and core. A.R.S. § 15-701.01(I). Ask for it right away. Once you have it, you have ten days to request to take an examination in each particular course in which core credit was denied. If you pass the test, your school must accept the Primavera credit as core credit. A.R.S. § 15-701.01(I).

Why Take a Tuition-Free Class Concurrently With Primavera?

  • Catch up or get ahead on credits
  • Learn from award-winning curriculum
  • Finish a course in six weeks
  • Access your classes wherever you have access to a computer and internet
  • Get personalized support from highly qualified teachers, guidance counselors and advisors
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63 Comments

  1. Juan December 26, 2016 at 4:03 am - Reply

    I dropped out senior year and I had less than 5 credits to graduate, am I able to transfer all my credits I’ve earned from flagstaff high school to primavera and only need to take the last remaining senior year classes to graduate????? Will all my credits transfer ? & I passed the civics test junior year..

    • Primavera Online
      Primavera Online December 27, 2016 at 7:50 am - Reply

      Hi, Juan. Great question! Since you attended an accredited public high school in Arizona, you should have no problem getting your credits transferred to Primavera. Head to ChoosePrimavera.com/Enroll or give us a call at 480.405.2703 to get started. 🙂

  2. Brandon January 16, 2017 at 1:04 pm - Reply

    I dropped out senior year in high school and began with primavera but noticed i couldn’t keep up with the online class and rather take classes in school anyway i can transfer my primavera credits to another high school

    • Primavera Online
      Primavera Online January 17, 2017 at 9:34 am - Reply

      Hi, Brandon. Yes, your credits will transfer. If you come across any issues, please contact us immediately at 480.456.6678.

  3. Kimberly July 19, 2017 at 8:59 pm - Reply

    I’m looking into enrolling here at Primeravera but would like to graduate at my highschool, is that any way possible??

    • Primavera Online
      Primavera Online July 21, 2017 at 9:24 am - Reply

      Hi, Kimberly. That’s absolutely possible! Get started in part-time enrollment here or give us a call at 480.405.2703. 🙂

  4. Kimberly August 8, 2017 at 12:09 pm - Reply

    I wanted to know if it was possible to pick which credits (That i have already completed at primavera) I would want to transfer to my high school ?

    • Primavera Online
      Primavera Online August 9, 2017 at 9:17 am - Reply

      Hi, Kimberly. Our enrollment advisors can help answer your question. Give them a call at 480.456.6678, option 1. 🙂

  5. Letycia August 11, 2017 at 2:04 pm - Reply

    My daughter was at a high school and registered concurrently during the summer to retake a class she had failed and over the summer we moved. The new homeschool will not register them until the primavera class is complete which should be end of August is this possible? I know that she could withdraw from primavera but I don’t see it a law since it was done last month when she enrolled. What are my options as I don’t want her to miss any more school (7 classes she has not attended all this week). helpless feeling 🙁

    • Primavera Online
      Primavera Online August 11, 2017 at 2:30 pm - Reply

      Hi, Letycia. Sorry you are feeling helpless. We would like to help you out! By law, schools cannot deny concurrent enrollment; however, this policy could be different since you are in a homeschool. Please call us at your earliest convenience at 480.456.6678 so we could help you get through this situation.

  6. Jordan Z November 7, 2017 at 11:22 pm - Reply

    If I retake a class in Primavera that I had already previously taken at my public highschool last year, will the final course grade I received in my high school or in Primavera show up on my final transcript? What if the grade I received at my high school is better than the one I receive online? Do I get to choose?

    • Primavera Online
      Primavera Online November 8, 2017 at 2:51 pm - Reply

      Hi, Jordan. Great question! 🙂 Your answer depends on the specific course you enroll in. Some courses will allow you to replace a letter grade, others it will add the grade to your transcript. Our enrollment advisors are happy to provide you with a better answer to your question. Give them a call at 480.456.6678, option 1.

  7. Kateva November 28, 2017 at 6:26 am - Reply

    Does your school only apply to schools in Arizona? I am currently living in Texas. My daughter is a Junior and interested in getting ahead by earning credits that would go towards her Senior year, as she is only registered for 3 courses during her Senior year.

    • Primavera Online
      Primavera Online November 28, 2017 at 3:02 pm - Reply

      Hi, Kateva. Unfortunately, Primavera is only available to Arizona students. Thanks for the question. 🙂

  8. Bryan December 14, 2017 at 8:59 am - Reply

    I’m currently attending Peoria accelerated high school which is a free charter high school can I transfer all my credits I have to primavera ?

    • Primavera Online
      Primavera Online December 14, 2017 at 9:21 am - Reply

      Hi, Bryan. If the school is accredited, you should have no problem transferring credits over to Primavera. 🙂 You can get started here, or give us a call at 480.456.6678, option 1.

  9. Juan Rodriguez Ibarra January 21, 2018 at 12:15 pm - Reply

    Im going to be a Junior next year and i had a question , Can I take my Junior year courses at a public school and take my senior courses here at primavera ?

    • Primavera Online
      Primavera Online February 5, 2018 at 11:28 am - Reply

      Hi, Juan. Absolutely! You can get started with part-time enrollment at ChoosePrimavera.com/Enroll, or give our enrollment advisors a call at 480.456.6678, option 1. 🙂

  10. Jordan Bender January 30, 2018 at 3:03 pm - Reply

    a full credit is 6 weeks long with 15 hrs a week?

    • Primavera Online
      Primavera Online January 30, 2018 at 3:44 pm - Reply

      Hi, Jordan. Yes. 🙂 A six-week course counts for a full semester credit, and requires 15 hours a week of attendance.

  11. Paris Morrison-Stuhan February 5, 2018 at 9:06 am - Reply

    Do you have to take an in person final?

    • Primavera Online
      Primavera Online February 5, 2018 at 11:14 am - Reply

      Hi, Paris. No, all finals are taken online. The only in-person test is AzMERIT, which is standards across all schools in Arizona. 🙂

  12. Ali February 9, 2018 at 9:42 am - Reply

    How many credits can you get over the summer ?

    • Primavera Online
      Primavera Online February 9, 2018 at 10:13 am - Reply

      Hi, Ali. You can take one course per summer block. One course counts for.5 credits, and there are usually 2-3 blocks in the summer. 🙂

  13. Juan Rodriguez Ibarra February 12, 2018 at 8:55 am - Reply

    I had another concern , students who are already enrolled at an online school , can enroll for another online school ? and at primavera do you offer course retakes, like can students retake a course to receive a better grade ?

    • Primavera Online
      Primavera Online February 12, 2018 at 11:13 am - Reply

      Hi, Juan. Yes, you can enroll in Primavera if you are attending another online school. You are also able to retake courses. 🙂 You can get started here, or give us a call at 480.456.6678, option 1.

      • Juan Rodriguez Ibarra February 12, 2018 at 12:08 pm - Reply

        Thank You . Do I have to speak with my counselor about this ?

        • Primavera Online
          Primavera Online February 12, 2018 at 1:14 pm - Reply

          Hi, Juan. If you are planning on enrolling with Primavera part-time, you should contact your counselor. If you are planning on full-time enrollment with Primavera, just give us a call at 480.456.6678, option 1 and we will help you out. 🙂

  14. Brooke February 12, 2018 at 10:50 am - Reply

    My daughter is in 10th grade and needs to make up a few classes that she has failed at her public school. I spoke with her counselor about Primavera summer school, and he told me that she will still have to take the district’s final exam when she finishes the Primavera summer school class. If it’s a core class, she will have to get at least 75% on the district final to count as a core credit. Otherwise they will count it as an elective credit. Is this information valid and legal?

    • Primavera Online
      Primavera Online February 12, 2018 at 4:47 pm - Reply

      Hi, Brooke. Other districts are allowed to have your daughter take a final exam with them in order to count the class as a core credit. As far as the 75% grade, though, we’d like you to give our enrollment advisors a call. They often work with students in this process and would like to help you out. 480.456.6678, option 1. 🙂

  15. Randall Whiteside February 14, 2018 at 2:17 pm - Reply

    Are Primavera credits transferable to California high schools if a child decides to move back to California?

    • Primavera Online
      Primavera Online February 15, 2018 at 9:12 am - Reply

      Hi, Randall. This could vary according to California school policies, but since Primavera is an accredited school, you shouldn’t have issues transferring credits. 🙂

  16. Juan Rodriguez Ibarra February 17, 2018 at 6:37 pm - Reply

    what if my online high school doesn’t let me take courses or retake courses in primavera ?

    • Primavera Online
      Primavera Online February 17, 2018 at 9:13 pm - Reply

      Hi, Juan. By law, Arizona public schools are not allowed to deny students concurrent enrollment. Please give us a call at 480.456.6678, option 1 so we can help you through this process. 🙂

      • Juan Rodriguez Ibarra February 18, 2018 at 6:04 pm - Reply

        I asked my counselor but told me I can’t enroll for another because they’re a full time school 🙁

        • Primavera Online
          Primavera Online February 20, 2018 at 9:02 am - Reply

          Hi, Juan. By law, students are allowed to enroll part-time with Primavera. Our enrollment advisors would be happy to assist you in this process. Give them a call at 480.456.6678, option 1. 🙂

  17. Juan February 24, 2018 at 2:41 pm - Reply

    hello , i had a question , can i do part time and do full time at another school but graduate here and not in my primary high school ? is it allowed ?

    • Primavera Online
      Primavera Online February 26, 2018 at 8:22 am - Reply

      Hi, Juan. You would graduate from the school you are attending full-time. Thanks for the question. 🙂

  18. De'janique March 2, 2018 at 9:48 am - Reply

    hello primavera i had a question , i am currently retaking my freshmen year classes at a public school and its super stressful i was wondering how long it would take for me to get caught up ? will i be able to transfer to primavera right now even though the school year is comming to an end ?

    • Primavera Online
      Primavera Online March 2, 2018 at 4:48 pm - Reply

      Hi, De’jeanique. Great question! Yes, you will be able to enroll just fine this time of year. 🙂 Oftentimes, trying to catch up in a traditional school is very stressful. Since Primavera is separated into six-week blocks, it’s a little more doable to get back on track. Get started here, or give us a call at 480.456.6678, option 1.

  19. Juan Rodriguez Ibarra March 11, 2018 at 5:10 pm - Reply

    Hello Primavera, I have a question, if I enroll full-time, lets say if I do, when I finish a course and am moving on to take the final exam, will I have to go somewhere to take it?

    • Primavera Online
      Primavera Online March 12, 2018 at 8:12 am - Reply

      Hi, Juan. Great question! 🙂 Our coursework is 100% online, including final exams, so you will not need to go anywhere to take tests. The only ‘test’ you would have to take in person is the state-mandated AzMERIT exams.

  20. Susan April 19, 2018 at 9:41 am - Reply

    Can my 7th grade daughter do summer school to get ahead for her 8th grade next year?
    Also, can my 8th grader do summer school to get ahead for his freshman year?

    • Primavera Online
      Primavera Online April 19, 2018 at 10:14 am - Reply

      Hi, Susan. We do not offer middle school summer courses, but your 8th grade daughter going into her freshman year is more than welcome to enroll. You can get started here. 🙂

  21. Concerned mom May 13, 2018 at 9:38 am - Reply

    My son needs to make up some freshman year credits. We are learning he has a learning disability that the school has not recognised and the cause of his struggles. Would he be able to get help if he took your summer school program?

    • Primavera Online
      Primavera Online May 14, 2018 at 11:00 am - Reply

      Hi, Concerned mom. We certainly can work with individualized learning plans and have an excellent SPED department. You can get started here, or our enrollment advisors would be happy to answer your questions at 480.456.6678, option 1.

  22. Striving_mom May 18, 2018 at 7:12 pm - Reply

    Hello, I’m an adult and I wanted to know is there an age limit to enroll , also I went to public school in NY . Can I transfer my credits ?

    • Primavera Online
      Primavera Online May 21, 2018 at 9:07 am - Reply

      Hi, Striving_mom. If the school is accredited, credits should transfer just fine. The age limit to enroll is 21. You can get started here, thanks for the questions! 🙂

  23. Concerned Parent May 23, 2018 at 10:45 pm - Reply

    My daughter was told if she took her sophomore English at Primavera that it will not transfer to Corona Del Sol unless she passes Corona’s Final exam also. This is disheartening because although other friends of hers/students passed the English classes with no issues at Primavera they are failing the Corona Del Sol onsite test because they are being tested on dif curriculum. Why is the curriculum different between Primavera & Corona Del Sol? We spoke with Sue Parker over Records at Corona Del Sol today where this was confirmed. This is not good.

    • Primavera Online
      Primavera Online May 24, 2018 at 11:50 am - Reply

      Hi Concerned Parent. We’re sorry to hear that, and thank you for bringing that to our attention. Unfortunately, they can require students to take a test in order to count as a core instead of an elective credit. Please give us a call at 480.456.6678, option 1. We’d like to help you out with your situation.

  24. Carissa Santos May 26, 2018 at 10:19 pm - Reply

    Can I take a semester over summer and the second one during school? there isn’t an option to take both anymore over summer break…

    • Primavera Online
      Primavera Online May 29, 2018 at 10:10 am - Reply

      Hi, Carissa. Absolutely! You can stay enrolled in one class per block with Primavera while attending your current school. You can get started here, or give us a call at 480.456.6678, option 1. 🙂

  25. Primavera's Principal May 31, 2018 at 1:11 am - Reply

    Greetings Concerned Parent,

    I would like to thank you for bringing your concerns to our attention. As stated previously, Corona Del Sol can require students to take an exam before excepting the transfer credit as a core credit, which happens to Corona Del Sol’s policy. In regards to curriculum, each district in the state of Arizona adopts their own curriculum to provide instruction for their students. It is not the same curriculum each school district is required to have in place, but we are all required teach the academic standards that have been developed and adopted by the Arizona Department of Education. If you plan on having your daughter take her sophomore English course with us, I would like to advise that you schedule a meeting with her guidance counselor at Corona Del Sol to discuss the exam she would be expected to take upon the completion of her course with Primavera. I am confident in saying that the instruction our sophomore English teachers provide would prepare your daughters to be successful. You would just need to know what literary genres are focused on in Corona Del Sol’s exam.

  26. Kirsten June 4, 2018 at 8:49 am - Reply

    Unfortunately my son is a very slow worker. What would happen if he could not complete the course in the 4 week block during summer school?

    • Primavera Online
      Primavera Online June 4, 2018 at 4:52 pm - Reply

      Hi, Kirsten. Keep in mind the July 16 summer block is six weeks, which would be less accelerated. 🙂 In addition, teachers and guidance counselors can work with your son to set a schedule that could help him stay on track. Extensions are possible, based on individual circumstances and teacher approval. Our enrollment advisors can help answer your questions at 480.456.6678, option 1.

  27. Daritxa July 5, 2018 at 5:44 pm - Reply

    I was previously attending Desert View High in Tucson and I finished my junior year and I want to take my senior year here at Primavera and I was wondering if all my credits would transfer here to primavera?

    • Primavera Online
      Primavera Online July 6, 2018 at 9:03 am - Reply

      Hi, Daritxa. Since you attended an accredited school in Arizona, you should have no problem transferring credits with us. 🙂 You can get started here or give us a call at 480.456.6678, option 1.

  28. Jen July 30, 2018 at 1:23 pm - Reply

    If a child is homeschooled, can they enroll in only one subject with Primavera? For example, math?

    Thank you.
    Jen

  29. Matthew September 4, 2018 at 4:53 pm - Reply

    I had dropped out halfway through my junior year but want to attend my public school for my senior year. Can I take my junior classes online and take my senior classes at my public school?

    • Primavera Online
      Primavera Online September 17, 2018 at 4:53 pm - Reply

      Hi, Matthew. Absolutely! 🙂 You can enroll concurrently with Primavera, while still attending your high school full time. You can get started here, or give us call at 480.456.6678, option 1.

  30. Wendy October 21, 2018 at 12:07 pm - Reply

    My child is in 7th grade and it is in the middle of a semester, but now she wants to switch to Primavera. Does this mean that she will receive no credit for the entire first quarter of 7th grade and have to repeat the first semester of all her classes at Primavera?

  31. Michael Dixon November 11, 2018 at 9:46 pm - Reply

    Hey I am sophomore thinking of coming here next semester. How many hours is required per week for a course.

    • Primavera Online
      Primavera Online November 12, 2018 at 9:54 am - Reply

      Hi, Michael. 15 hours a week is required per course. Thanks for the question, we hope to see you soon! 🙂

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