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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

Get Started by heading to ChoosePrimavera.com/Enroll, or give us a call at 480.405.2703.

  • Do you have a quick question for us? Share with us in the comments below!
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16 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.

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