Frequently Asked Questions

Our one-semester classes are $200 each, and our full-year classes are $400 each. Math classes are $500 each. This does not include books, but there is no additional registration cost.

Eastern Standard Time. While we do have students at Big River from all over the world, we keep all of our times posted for our classes in Eastern Standard Time for consistency’s sake.

The books for individual classes are posted on our course catalog page.

None of our students’ personal information is revealed in the online classroom. Students log in using only their first name and the state or country in which they live. They do not provide last names or any contact information in the online classroom. Only teachers can see any personal information about each student.

Math classes meet twice a week for one hour each meeting, and all of our other classes meet once per week for 90 minutes.

Yes! We offer two one-week breaks during each semester (one during summer classes). See the Semester Calendar page for more details.

Adobe Connect is our live online classroom provider, and PowerSchool Learning’s Haiku is our online classroom in which students complete assignments. We’ve tested other systems, and these are the best we’ve found!

Chrome works very well. Safari does too. Firefox, however, doesn’t play well.

Since Big River live classes meet once per week, teachers generally assign enough homework to have students do an hour or so five days out of the week. However, the amount of homework does vary from teacher to teacher and from class to class. It is best to contact the instructor to find out exactly what to expect.

We refund your purchase except for a $25 processing fee up until the week before classes begin. We can’t offer refunds after classes begin.

No. Our classes begin at 5th grade, but we only offer English I and WriteShop Junior for that level. Our classes are mostly focused on middle and high school.

Foreign language caps at 20, other classes are no more than 30.

You can sign up for as many as you’d like. There is no minimum or maximum limit.

One semester classes meet for 15 weeks, and full year classes meet for 30 weeks.

Yes, except for SAT/ACT Prep. That class is self-paced.

Internet connection (download speeds of minimum 512 Kbps {check with your internet provider for these specifications}), internet browser (Chrome works best, but Safari works well, too), headset with microphone (required for foreign language and music classes, recommended for others), and word processing software for some assignments (Microsoft Word, Google Docs, Pages, or the like).

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