How It Works
Curious about how online learning works?
With online learning, your child can learn at home or wherever there's an internet connection while enjoying the benefits and support of Coast to Mountain Preparatory Academy's school program. They'll complete a mix of online lessons and offline activities using K12-provided books and materials.* Licensed teachers provide instruction in live, virtual sessions called "Class Connects."
What to Expect
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What's my role as a parent?
As Learning Coach, you'll be able to take an active and vital role in your child's education. Plan to:
- Provide support, motivation, and guidance throughout the school year
- Ensure your child is on track with assignments and coursework
- Communicate with teachers and counselors
- Report daily attendance
If you or your child's legal guardian cannot fill this role, you may choose a family member, friend, or another trusted adult to serve as Learning Coach.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is eligible to attend CM Prep?
Any student in grades K–11 who resides in North Carolina is eligible for full-time enrollment.**
How many of my children can I enroll in CM Prep?
Because CM Prep provides the lesson plans and materials needed for grades K–10, many parents find enrolling multiple children in the program easy.**
What does it cost to attend CM Prep?
Coast to Mountains Preparatory Academy (CM Prep) has worked hard to offer private school prices that respect the commitment and investment families make when they enroll their children in private school. Visit our tuition page to learn more.
Are there tuition assistance or financial aid options?
CM Prep is committed to providing all children access to quality educational opportunities. Currently, two scholarship opportunities are available for eligible North Carolina students interested in attending CM Prep. Awards can often cover the full cost of tuition for eligible families! Visit our scholarship page for more program details, eligibility information, and how to apply.
How much time will my child spend online?
In the younger grades, many of the online lessons include offline work. Elementary students spend about 50–60% of their time online. Screen time increases in middle school, and by high school, most of the school day is online.
How do students interact socially?
Students spend time with classmates online and through other extracurricular activities. School-based clubs and K12 online national clubs provide various social opportunities for students to connect with like interests and passions. Students can also attend optional in-person activities in Holly Springs, North Carolina, beginning in fall 2023.
Can our family take a vacation during the school year?
The school calendar includes school holidays or vacation time. Whenever possible, family vacations should align with school vacation days. Parents are encouraged to contact their student's teacher if they plan a vacation that does not coordinate with the school calendar.
*Course materials vary by course. Please check with CM Prep staff to see what offline course materials are provided.
**Coast to Mountains Preparatory Academy is currently enrolling students in grades K–11 for the 2023–2024 school year. Grade 12 will be added for the 2024–2025 school year.