How do Online Learning @BULLIS courses work?

Online Learning @BULLIS courses are fully online, credit-bearing courses that are housed in the Bullis Haiku learning management system. These online courses are facilitated by qualified Bullis School instructors. Students may participate from any location that has adequate connectivity. Online Learning @BULLIS teachers use technology to lead instruction; students are responsible for all assignments and assessments—just like Bullis traditional courses. Online Learning @BULLIS courses are not easier than traditional courses; they are just more flexible.

Who teaches Online Learning @BULLIS courses?

Online Learning @BULLIS courses are not self-directed; all online courses are facilitated by qualified teachers.

Are Online Learning @BULLIS courses accredited? Is a transcript issued?

The Online Learning @BULLIS program is fully accredited; transcripts are issued upon course completion.

Can I accelerate and finish the course faster than the traditional school calendar?

While there is some flexibility for pacing within an Online Learning @BULLIS course, the online courses in this program are not considered ‘self-paced.’ The Online Learning @BULLIS courses are highly interactive with student-student and student-teacher interaction.

Can students work at their own pace? Do assignments have due dates?

Online Learning @BULLIS courses allow students more flexibility than traditional, face-to-face courses; however, timelines and assignment due dates are established by the course instructor.

How do I take tests?

Online Learning @BULLIS course tests may require a proctor. Specific instructions regarding assessments will be addressed by the course instructor.

What qualities define a successful Online Learning @BULLIS student?

While Online Learning @BULLIS students are strongly supported by their instructors, students need to be able to stay on task, meet deadlines, and be self-motivated. For additional information, visit the section on tips for a successful online learner.

How do I enroll in an Online Learning @BULLIS course?

  • Current Bullis School Students: Online course offerings for a particular school year appear on the registration materials that are provided to students. Students may sign up for an online course as part of their course load for the school year. Some online courses may require advance approval from a teacher and department chair. See your counselor or instructional support administrator. Your advisor will have information about the courses you have been recommended for, and the curriculum guide includes course prerequisites in each course description. See the assistant principal of academics for any additional information.
  • Non-Bullis Students: At the description of each online course, a link is provided that directs users to a website to register and pay tuition for the online course. Online courses that have a pre-requisite or requirement for administrative approval will provide instructions to satisfy these requirements/approval.

How do I sign up for a summer online course?

Each summer online course description will have a link that directs users to a website to register and pay tuition for the online course. There will be information and instructions regarding any pre-requisites or administrative approvals required for the course.

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