How It Works

How Online High School Works

Who can attend?

The Alabama Destinations Career Academy (ALDCA) high school program enrolls new students in grades 9–10; however, returning students can continue through grade 12.

What are the costs?

Because ALDCA is a public school program, it’s tuition-free. Enrolled families receive the K12 curriculum, and qualified students may receive a loaner computer and printer.

Working with Your Teacher

Teachers provide individual and small group assistance via online synchronous sessions called “Class Connects.” Students are expected to attend all required Class Connects and meet with their teacher to receive course assistance, tutoring, and instruction.

Expectations for Completing Schoolwork

At ALDCA, student learning and academic growth are paramount. While we offer a level of flexibility, we recognize the importance of classroom pacing and the need for students to complete their work based on set due dates.

ALDCA high school uses a semester-based approach where students are required to earn a passing grade on their assignments and online lessons. Due dates are assigned to lessons to encourage consistent, steady progress for academic success.

Attending teacher-led, direct-instruction, online synchronous Class Connect sessions, along with completing coursework, will help students be successful.

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According to the Chickasaw City School District calendar, attendance is logged Monday through Friday; however, academic progress can be achieved during the weekends or holidays as well.


Email is the primary form of communication between the school and families. Learning Coaches and students are required to check and respond to emails on a daily basis.


Our testing is purposeful and meaningful and drives our instructional practices to best serve your child’s individual needs. The school year begins with benchmark testing to measure students’ baseline knowledge. These results will drive their personalized instruction. Mid-year and end-of-year benchmark testing measure each student’s growth toward mastering all state standards.

State Testing

ALDCA students must comply with all Alabama-mandated testing requirements.