Athena’s students have busy lives and their schedules vary greatly. Some of our students are homeschooled, others attend traditional schools. Set schedules, travel, field trips, unexpected learning opportunities, and life events must be taken into consideration when planning the school year. We recognize the necessity for flexibility, which is why we offer several Enrollment Options: Synchronous, Asynchronous, and Independent.
Enrollment Options vary by course and are located on every Course Description webpage.
Synchronous Enrollment Option for Active Courses
Athena’s Synchronous Enrollment Option is our standard option. Students follow the weekly course progression and attend the live weekly webinars when the webinar time works with their schedules. Students have the benefit of connecting and collaborating with their classmates and instructor via the virtual classroom forums, as well as the live weekly webinars.
*With this option, students attend (or have the option to attend) the live weekly webinars.
Asynchronous Enrollment Option for Active Courses
Most of the courses at Athena’s include the Asynchronous Enrollment Option. Students who are not able to attend any of our live webinars may participate in our courses asynchronously.
Asynchronous students follow the weekly course progression and watch recordings of the webinars as their schedule permits. Students have the benefit of connecting and collaborating with their classmates and instructor in the virtual classroom. Some courses also use Athena’s “Open Chat,” allowing students to connect in real time.
The Asynchronous Enrollment Option is especially helpful for students with schedule conflicts, those who need more flexibility in their class scheduling options, and those attending our courses in different time zones. Please note, not all the courses include the Asynchronous Option.
*With this option, students listen to the recorded webinars only; students do not attend the live weekly webinars.
Independent Enrollment Option for Archived Courses
To further accommodate students’ schedules, Athena’s Independent Enrollment Option is available for many of our archived courses. Students can take up to 40 weeks to work through the classroom material and webinar recordings, completely at their own pace.
Explore our Archived Courses for Independent Learning offerings, updated every semester.
*With this option, students listen to recorded webinars only; students do not attend live weekly webinars.