What is eCampus?
eCampus is a virtual high school program that offers a variety of accredited web-based high school courses taught by highly-qualified, certified district teachers. Through eCampus, students have the option of taking a course where primary access to course materials and communication with the instructor and fellow students is primarily accomplished via the Internet.
Who Teaches the Courses?
State-certified, highly qualified Peoria Unified teachers teach all eCampus courses. Prior to teaching an online course, each teacher is trained in best practices of mentoring online learners.
How Do I Register?
Peoria Unified students must seek counselor approval prior to registering to ensure eCampus course is the correct class and best fit for student. A counselor, parent, and student's signature must be obtained to complete the registration. In-district students should follow the in-district registration process to enroll in eCampus courses. Enrollment in eCampus courses are not limited to only Peoria Unified high school students. Homebound and out-of-district students may also enroll in eCampus courses by completing the out-of-district registration process.
Do I Need to Pay Tuition?
There is no tuition charge during the fall and spring semesters if the student is taking the online eCampus course as part of their regular course load. A regular course load at the high school level is four classes per semeseter. If adding the eCampus course makes it a fifth class on the student's schedule, tuition is applied. All students pay applicable tuition during the summer session.
- Tuition for Full Credit Course: $300
- Tuition for Half Credit Course: $150
In addition, all summer school eCampus courses have applicable tuition. Furthermore, it is strongly recommended that any out-of-district student who is considering taking on online course in lieu of a traditional high school course, meet with his or her guidance counselor to determine if taking the eCampus online course will transfer and is the best option for the student.
How Do I Meet My Teacher and Login to the Course?
All students and parents are expected to attend an in-person orientation session. This 60-minute session allows students to meet the instructor, obtain all course materials, and get acquainted with the online course. The orientation schedule along with additional orientation information is posted on the left hand menu. Please look for the keyword "Orientation." If you are not able to attend the mandatory orientation, you will need to contact your instructor to setup a time where you can get oriented to the course. Please visit our staff list page for the list of teachers and the courses they instruct.
Parents should complete the online parent orientation course.
How Much Time Do I Need to Spend on the Course?
All students are expected to log a minimum of 400 minutes per week for each eCampus course enrolled during the fall and spring semesters. During the summer, the time requirement increases to 800 minutes per week for full credit courses. Summer half credit courses remain at 400 minutes per week. You will be expected to maintain an electronic log of all time spent using our student tracking system.