FAQ’s & Resources

When can I begin my iLEAD Online Course?

Although iLEAD Online does follow the school calendar (August-June) we do enroll learners throughout the school year.  You may choose to work on pace with the school calendar, or on a modified learning plan designed with the help of your learning guide or facilitator. Many learners choose to accelerate their courses, and some focus on one course at a time.

We do offer both A and B sections year round (you may take Semester A of a course in Spring for example)

I am not an iLEAD learner, can I take your courses?

No. iLEAD Online is currently only available to enrolled iLEAD learners. If you are interested in becoming an iLEAD learner and taking all or mostly iLEAD Online courses, contact us for information on how to become an iLEAD Learner.

Typically, our online learners choose to enroll in one of our programs:

Exploration Home Study Program

Innovation Studios Program

Or one of our California sites:

iLEAD California Sites

Are your high school courses UC a-g approved?

Yes, most iLEAD online courses are UC a-g approved courses. Learners in Science courses who wish to earn a-g credit must attend lab meetings. Lab schedules are posted in courses at the beginning of each semester. Visual arts courses are independent study courses.

How do I meet with my facilitators?

Learners have an opportunity to meet with facilitators at our learning studios weekly by appointment.

Science lab schedules are posted each semester.

iLEAD Online offers a live chat Tutor service M-F. This live chat tutor is available on your home LMS home portal to assist with course technical questions, navigation and academic coaching.
Learners who are unable to meet at a learning studio have the option of meeting via online video/chat meeting with their facilitator by appointment.

How much iLEAD Online courses cost?
  • All iLEAD online courses are no cost to learners enrolled at iLEAD Online sites.
  • Exploration Homeschool Program learners may use instructional funds to access iLEAD Online courses.
  • Courses may be dropped within the first 30 days of enrollment with a full refund. Course withdrawal date is the date that iLEAD Online is notified of withdrawal. 

Fees for Exploration Homeschool Program Learners :

  • Middle school quarter course (8 weeks): $120. per quarter course
  • Upper (High) School Semester Course(16 weeks) $240. per semester course.
What online content provider do you use?

We do not use purchased canned curriculum. Our courses are all developed and taught by our skilled iLEAD facilitators as project based, personalized learning courses.

Our facilitators are Project Based Learning experts and place emphasis on tailoring courses to your learner’s needs.  They are happy to modify projects, assignments and courses to best fit the learning plan needed to support success.

Because we focus on project based learning as opposed to computer based testing we ensure deeper, more authentic learning.  Your learner will be held to a higher accountability measure than many online programs and be required to go beyond the typical computer based testing model.

How long are the iLEAD Courses?

Upper School/High School Courses are designated as one semester or 2 semester (full year) courses.

Each semester, we allow for one week of  Mandatory online Orientation and one week of POL (Presentations of Learning) Showcase at our sites and programs.

Our typical Upper School semester:

  • 1 week mandatory Orientation
  • 16 weeks content course
  • 1 week POL

Middle School Courses are 8 week ( 1 quarter) short courses that are designed to mix and match/ a la carte to complete a full semester of content within a subject area. For example, choose any 2 Language Arts Courses to complete your semester of Language Arts. Math courses are designed to be taken in sequence, but all others may be taken in the order of learner choice.

Our typical middle school semester:

  • 1 week mandatory Orientation
  • 8 week content course
  • 8 week content course
  • 1 week POL
For more information on how to enroll in iLEAD online: