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Frequently Asked Questions

List of 8 frequently asked questions.

  • What can I expect in my Archer Anywhere course?

    Archer Anywhere courses are designed with best practices and student-centered learning at heart. Students can expect to engage with the material in various ways (videos, discussions, reading, visuals, etc.) and learn by doing and applying. Students will receive timely feedback on work in order to develop and improve skills. 
  • What kind of student does well with online learning?

    Learning online requires some level of independence, organization, and time management. Those skills will be named, taught, and developed over the course of the program. Students needing additional support are encouraged to attain the services of a tutor, educational therapist, or coach, etc. 
  • What do I do if I have questions about an assignment?

    Re-read assignment details to see if the question can be answered by the materials provided. Then, reach out to the teacher for clarification.
  • How much time will I spend learning?

    Each course is designed to take between 3-4 hours per week. Best practices include creating a space where you can focus and learn, including removing distractions by turning off notifications, closing other tabs, and setting a timer for the time you expect a task to take. 
  • How can I best engage with courses? 

    • Get organized and set up your workspace. Set up a designated place to learn that fits your needs. If possible, avoid doing work in bed or laying down. Test the technology you’ll need and the internet connection before starting. To help you focus, consider extensions that help you focus by blocking distracting websites and games.
    • Make a schedule. Do you learn best in the morning or at night? Do you have other obligations that dictate how you use your time? Set up a consistent schedule to complete your work. Block out time in your calendar to ensure that you prioritize your learning.
    • Actively engage in learning. You are the driver of your learning. Take initiative by reading (and re-reading!) materials, reaching out to classmates or instructors, and seeking out additional research as needed. Successful online learners focus on seeking and applying feedback and earnestly engage with the material and activities. 
    • Hold yourself accountable. Set goals at the beginning of the semester and check in with yourself weekly. Online learning requires self-directed learning; you are responsible for allotting time and completing assignments. Use calendar settings, reminders, planners, or timers to help you accomplish your goals. 
    • Ask questions. Engage with the course and content. Ask questions and seek to understand. 
    • Move. Taking online classes means that you may be more sedentary than usual. Remember to take breaks and move around in ways that work best for you. 
  • What technology will I need? 

    A laptop and reliable internet.
  • What kind of academic support is available?

    In addition to the teachers of each course, students will have a Learning Coach that will guide students through their educational and social-emotional journey.
  • How are parents kept informed about their student’s progress?

    Families will have access to class pages and gradebooks to assess progress throughout the school year. A student’s Learning Coach will help identify patterns across academic subjects and teachers will be available by email or Zoom to answer questions that pertain to their class.

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The Archer School for Girls admits students of any race, color, religion, national and ethnic origin, sexual orientation or other legally protected status to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national and ethnic origin, sexual orientation or other legally protected status in its hiring or in the administration of its educational policies and programs, admissions policies, financial aid programs or other school-administered programs. 

The Archer School for Girls’ mission is to educate students in an environment specifically designed for girls. As such, the school will consider any candidate for admission who identifies as a girl. Once admitted to Archer, all students in good academic standing who abide by Archer’s code of conduct and who meet requirements for graduation will be eligible to receive an Archer diploma, regardless of any change in sexual identity or other legally protected status.