FAQs

Remote Learning Through End of School Year 20-21

Due to the continuation of the COVID-19 pandemic and close monitoring of weekly reporting by the local health department, San Diego County remains on the state’s most restrictive purple tier tracking list indicating widespread outbreaks in the area. As we enter the peak of the flu season with no expected vaccination to be released until late spring, to keep students, staff, and families safe and minimize the spread in our school community, it was Board approved on November 18, 2020, that NUA 1001 STEAM dba Suncoast STEAM Academy will remain in remote learning for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year.

 

Is Suncoast Steam Academy accredited?

Suncoast Steam has been accredited through WASC, the College Board, the University of California (UC) system, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletic (NAIA).

Do students enrolled in Independent Study take courses only during normal “school hours”?

Online courses allow students to study where, how, and when they want. However, students must adhere to their instructor’s course outline and guidelines, which may have specific assignment due dates, or require participation in live online chats, threaded discussions, and online exams.

Do students taking online courses need a computer at home?

Suncoast Steam Academy highly recommends that students have continuous access to a computer with Internet, preferably in the home. If students don’t have a computer with reliable Internet access at home, they can use computers at the public library, Internet cafes, or community centers.

Is there a teacher for every class?

Yes. California-certified teachers work closely with students in each course to provide guidance and frequent feedback as students progress through the curriculum. Suncoast Steam Academy teachers are content area experts in the fields that they teach.