About Middleton Academy
Middleton Academy is an accredited high school diploma program operated by Catapult Learning, Inc.
Middleton Academy also holds regional accreditation status for our diploma program through Cognia/SACS CASI. Middleton Academy received initial accreditation from SACS/CASI in 2006 and has maintained the accreditation status through the re-accreditation process every five years.
Who are Middleton Academy Students?
Middleton Academy students may want to earn a high school diploma or they may simply want to take a few classes in our online program. Our non-traditional program and student-centered approach to education makes Middleton Academy a good fit for students who have experienced difficulty in school or for students who need a different environment and approach to education. Upon completion of high school, our students enter post-secondary schools, the military or the workforce.
Middleton Academy has a rich history of helping students at risk, and other students who may not respond to the traditional classroom instruction. In addition to the support our staff provides, we clearly identify goals and expectations for individual success. Our intent is to remove any barriers to learning and to support every student to achieve a HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA.
Middleton Academy employs and retain highly qualified teachers, just as we do in our traditional brick and mortar classrooms. Our teachers already come to Middleton Academy with the skills and academic background to teach. We support the teachers’ continued growth with high quality staff development and training relevant to today’s virtual classroom. Our virtual teachers communicate and collaborate with students via email, telephone, and discussion boards. In each course, our small student to teacher ratios ensures that every student has ongoing interaction with their peers and the teaching staff.
Middleton Academy staff members are student centered and dedicated to helping students achieve. Our virtual classroom and teachers provide differentiated instruction to every student.
Our mission is to equip students with the tools needed to achieve academic success. Our goal is to help students learn today, graduate tomorrow, and prepare for the future. We help students achieve!
Using a rich curriculum, dedicated teachers and innovative technology as our foundation, Middleton Academy will offer all students a chance to succeed, improve grades, and earn their high school diploma in a nontraditional virtual learning environment.
Our Core Principles:
- Middleton Academy shall only use highly qualified, trained and skilled teachers to deliver instruction in the virtual classroom.
- Differentiated instruction and individual attention is provided to every student regardless of socio-economic background, race, ability, or geographic region.
- Students at Middleton Academy shall engage in higher order thinking in every course.
- Parents are offered the support and opportunity to actively participate in their child’s education. Middleton Academy shall engage and support the entire Middleton family by enhancing communications, creating unity, and fostering a sense of partnership.
Our Objectives Are:
- To provide a virtual classroom that will challenge every student to think, problem-solve and collaborate with their peers. Students shall understand that they are accountable for their own academic, social and personal growth toward becoming productive citizens.
- To recognize and accept students as individuals and to provide them with a challenging educational environment that will assist them in developing to their fullest potential.
- To offer an educational program through which students can develop academic competency in the skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening, mathematics, science, social studies, and electives to include fine arts.
- To evaluate the total school program continuously and make changes to ensure adherence to a changing society and the changing needs of students.
Middleton Academy teachers and school staff believe that all students can achieve success in a positive, challenging educational environment that stimulates their interests, channels their energies, and develops their abilities. We are committed to providing an online learning environment for students that incorporates these educational services and fosters students’ participation in their learning.
Accredited by Cognia
Cognia insists on a relentless pursuit of excellence – for itself and for the institutions it accredits. This ethic of excellence ensures that institutions will find rich benefits from accreditation and that parents can confidently make informed decisions about their children’s education, knowing their child’s school is accredited. Accreditation matters because our students deserve the highest level of educational excellence possible.
Visit the Cognia website
Accredited by VCPE
Middleton Academy is accredited by Cognia, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement, whose accreditation process has been approved by the Virginia Council for Private Education (VCPE) as authorized by the Virginia State Board of Education. Middleton Academy holds state recognized accreditation through VCPE.
For more information, visit, www.vcpe.org
What is accreditation?
Accreditation is the method of evaluating the programs and policies of a high school to make sure they meet certain criteria, which are usually set by outside agencies. When schools meet the minimum criteria, they are granted accreditation.
Accredited high school diplomas are diplomas that are offered to students who have successfully finished their school education from any of the accredited colleges or universities across America. These diplomas are becoming more and more important, as they are considered to be the minimum educational requirement for candidates applying for either jobs or higher education. Surveys conducted in America ascertain that people who have high school diplomas earn more income than those who don’t.
Why is accreditation important?
Accreditation is intended to protect schools, employers, and students. It guarantees that a particular high school is teaching its students at a level that is nationally accepted.
When students acquire diplomas from accredited high schools, they can be assured that colleges will accept it and employers recognize it. Similarly, when colleges accept students or employers hire people, they can be assured that a student or prospective employee has undergone quality training from an accredited school.
Guidance and Policies
Download the Full Middleton Academy Course Catalog
Middleton Academy offers open enrollment and students may enroll anytime throughout the entire year.
Diplomas are granted through Middleton Academy in Virginia. Our curriculum, provided by Apex Learning, is aligned to Virginia State Standards.
Guidance and Policies
Students seeking admission to the Middleton Academy program should contact us by email ([email protected]) to discuss the:
Online course(s) or program in which student is to be enrolled
Online and distance learning methods
Student’s previous academic record
Tuition, fees and refund policy
School’s expectations of the student for satisfactory performance and graduation
A student may select one or more courses based upon the recommendations of the Director of Registrar. Students can take courses to graduate with Middleton Academy or to transfer back to their home school. If graduating with Middleton Academy, students must complete a total of five (5) full credit courses.
Middleton Academy conforms to business standards in its Tuition Protection Agreement. Middleton Academy is non-discriminatory in its admission process.
Credit Transfer Policy
The Principal or designee grants admission on an individual basis after review of the student’s application packet and academic records. Middleton Academy will accept previous credits from other institutions at its discretion.
Upon completion, official transcripts are forwarded to the student’s homeschool or to an institution in which the student intends to enroll. Students or institutions must provide a written request to release an official transcript. Transcripts are available free of charge.
Rights and Duties
Middleton Academy, hereby referred to as “the institution,” has a responsibility to provide the best services and learning environment it can to meet the needs of its students. The institution, however, retains the following rights: the right to reject or return an incomplete enrollment; the right to contact a parent or guardian regarding the performance of a student; the right to administratively withdraw a student to lack of attendance; the right to fail a student due to lack of participation.
The Middleton Academy student, hereby referred to as “the student,” is responsible to themselves and to the institution to put forth their best effort in successfully completing the courses they are enrolled in. The student has the right to withdraw from a class -with parental consent- they cannot make a commitment to (subject to the withdrawal and refund policies). The student has the right to a refund in accordance with the policy printed on the enrollment agreement. The student has the right to contact the administrative office if they feel that for any reason they are not receiving the best service and learning environment we can give.
Middleton Academy Honor Code
Middleton Academy requires the highest standard of academic conduct.
Students are expected to adhere to the Middleton Academy Honor Code. It is unacceptable for a student to commit plagiarism or any other form of cheating. If an instructor has reasonable evidence that cheating has occurred:
He/She will report the misdeed to the school administrator and the student’s parents will be notified.
The student will receive a zero for the course work in question and may be subject to expulsion from the course and/or program.
In order to enroll in an Internet-delivered course the student must agree to the Honor Code below.
A student cannot be listed as his/her own proctor.
I agree to follow all guidelines, policies, and procedures associated with the Middleton Academy program.
All coursework submitted by me will be my own work. I will receive no outside help on assignments.
I agree to the terms of the refund policy.
I agree that the final exam or any exam, test, quiz, or other assignments noted by the teacher as requiring a proctor will be monitored by an adult 21 years of age or older. The adult’s name and relationship to the student, if any, will be specified prior to school approval as a designated proctor for required exams. Arrangements should be made with the teacher to schedule exam times. (A proctor should be at least 21 years old and not related to the student (i.e. neighbor, family friend, guidance counselor)
Grades are based on all graded assignments and exam and quiz scores.
Evaluation is based on the following standards:
A = 90-100
B = 80-89
C = 70-79
D = 60-69
F = 59 or below
W = Withdrawal
I = Incomplete
Final exams are proctored exams. Proctors must be adults, 21 years or older. Teachers, counselors, librarians and other similar professionals are recommended for proctor selection. During the enrollment process, students list the person they will be using for a proctor. The Middleton Academy Registrar will contact the proctor and verify that the individual is eligible to proctor the exam. Course teachers are provided the names of individuals who may proctor exams for the student. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that the proctor notifies the teacher that he/she was present when the student took the final exam. Notification may be completed via email or via telephone.
Course List & Descriptions
Download the Middleton Academy Course Catalog
Courses Approved for NCAA Eligibility
The following Middleton Academy courses have been approved by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) as meeting the requirement for establishing initial eligibility certification status for high school athletes wishing to compete in college:
Algebra I, II
Spanish I and II
Please visit the NCAA website and enter Middleton Academy to review the list of core courses.
Tuition and Fees
The cost per full credit Middleton Academy course is $350.00 and the cost per half credit course is $200.00. Payment by credit card accepted only (MC, VISA).
To enroll your student and pay, please contact [email protected]
Refund and Cancellation Policy
Middleton Academy shall retain the following percentages of tuition based on the student’s percentage of course completion at the time of notice of cancellation:
- Up to and including completion of 10% of the course, 10% of the refundable tuition (tuition charges remaining after subtracting the non-refundable fee already retained) may be retained.
- Between completion of 10% and 25% of the course, 25% of the refundable tuition may be retained.
- Between completion of 25% and 50% of the course, 50% of the refundable tuition may be retained.
- After the student completes more than 50% of the course, Middleton Academy shall be entitled to retain the entire total course tuition.
Any money due to the student as a result of the cancellation request shall be refunded within 30 days of the cancellation request.
Note: The amount of course completed is the ratio of completed required lesson assignments received by Middleton Academy for evaluation to the total lesson assignments required to complete the course.