Cullman Innovation Academy

  • Cullman Innovation Academy

    Whether you’re a traditional student looking to recover credit or get ahead, or a full-time homeschooler, our course options meet a wide range of student needs. We offer educational programs tailored precisely to your needs provided by a school system with exceptional expectations. 

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    We offer blended and fully online learning for high school students as well as virtual options for students in grades K-8. Whether you are in need of a course due to local unavailability or scheduling conflict or you need a fully online solution, Cullman Innovation Academy can fit your needs. We offer traditional school calendar based courses or we can work with you to develop an individual learning plan to fit your needs and help you succeed. 

    Students in unique situations may find this solution helpful. The non-traditional access, allowing parent/guardians and students to develop a schedule that is best for the child, can be a great catalyst to student success. 

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     Participation requires that students have reliable access to a computer and internet. Students may also need to print material for coursework. Students must maintain satisfactory progress for attendance purposes. Attendance WILL be taken. Failure to complete assignments per the satisfactory progress agreement could result in a student's withdrawal from CIA. While the Alabama State Department of Education requires that Cullman City Schools have a virtual option in place, there are no state requirements for admission to the virtual program. Placement will be determined by student's individual situation, transcripts, and administrative recommendation. A team of educators review each application and collectively determine whether a student is a good candidate for virtual school. 

    Please be sure to communicate if you/your student will have needs for NCAA eligibility. Some offerings may not meet NCAA requirements, but we have plenty of solutions to meet any need. 

    Students should have a 2.0 GPA and the recommendation of an administrator to participate. 

    Access this link to complete the 2020 - 2021 School Year Application  For current 8-11 grade students, 2018-19 enrollment is open through March 27, 2020. For non-Cullman students, applications will be accepted through August 14, 2020. Parents wishing to enroll students due to COVID-19 concerns will have an extended timleline to register students in grades K-12. 

    *Consideration may be given for extenuating circumstances.

    CIA does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.

    CIA recognizes its responsibility to provide a free and appropriate public education to eligible students with disabilities within its geographical boundaries.  The Cullman City School District has a "child find" process that is designed to locate, identify and evaluate children with disabilities residing within its geographical boundaries preschool through grade 12 or through age 21 if they have not received a high school diploma.

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