Frequently Asked Questions

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  • We don’t just say we support students–we really do!  We offer daily learning ownership check-ins, live homework sessions, monthly STEM synergy sessions/live lessons, and feedback to your questions directly in the course content!  Academic advisors are here to help you design a personalized pathway for your STEM education.
  • Our curriculum is 100% online for 3rd – 12th graders.
  • Our key focus is college prep for STEM careers.  We provide a variety of opportunities to specialize in STEM fields through course content, practical experience, and certifications.  Students take the MAP growth assessment three times per year which provides a correlation to predicted ACT scores.  We also provide college entrance exam preparation in high school.
  • We LOVE STEM!  We help to develop passions in STEM fields and nurture the critical thinking skills that are required in STEM careers.
Homeschoolers who would like to use the online independent curriculum should simply complete the registration form and make the payment.  You will then schedule a conference call with our advisors to determine the courses for the student, and will receive login information within 3 business days of the conference call.
For our full-time online STEM school, we enroll students in 3rd -12th grades.  Each application is carefully reviewed and we meet with families online to create your child’s school plan.  To enroll, complete the application form and submit previous school records along with your consent for records from other schools.
Full-time students will enjoy the comfort of a very supportive environment.  Certified teachers will contact the student and parent/guardian for regular monthly check-ins.  A live homework session is available throughout the week at various times of the day.  The curriculum has several forms of built-in support including a direct messenger to allow you to message the teacher directly on the page that you have a question about.  There is a dictionary tool to help define words, objectives and vocabulary to prepare you for the lesson, and sticky post-it notes on lesson pages to allow you to write notes which can be later accessed for studying or printing.  Videos, games, and quizzes also help to reinforce the lesson content.  For English language learners, there is also a translation tool to allow you to translate text in the courseware into your native language–over 20 languages are available!
Homeschool students can use the independent study curriculum at their own pace, and will have access to the curriculum for 10 months, beginning with the date that we send/email the login information to you.
Full-time academy students will have access to the curriculum for 10 months, however teacher support is provided only when school is in session during the months of August to May.  Students are required to log a minimum of 180 days of class time as per state regulations.
The full-time private school is for students who want to be registered with a private school and have the guidance and support of certified teachers and academic counselors.  Private school students receive support from our staff for the academic school year August through May, but are able to use the curriculum through July if necessary.  The curriculum is based on the Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards; state specific standards can be also be used, just let your academic advisor know during your enrollment conference.  California students can also tailor their courses to California requirements for entry into the California public university system.
Independent study homeschoolers purchase the curriculum and use it independently as homeschool students.  Please discuss homeschool requirements with your local school district or state Department of Education.
We can provide state specific courses, including California A-G courses!
Yes!  Learn more about all of the benefits of joining our hive, the Dolphin STEM Co-op!
Yes!  Dolphin STEM Academy is a full-time online private school registered with the state of Florida Department of Education.  The school’s code is 9342.  Dolphin STEM Academy is a virtual school and is therefore based online.
Dolphin STEM Academy is a virtual school and is therefore based online.
We want you to have the best experience possible at Dolphin STEM Academy. To ensure that our online school is right for you, use the online demo to get a feel for the general education program. Remember, this is the main core curriculum, but there are many supplements available including foreign languages and specialized STEM programs that are not in the demo.
Application, enrollment, and registration fees are nonrefundable. Tuition and purchase fees are refundable on a pro-rata basis plus a small cancellation fee, however a written request for a refund must be emailed to refund@dolphinstemacademy.com within 10 calendar days of issuance of the student login/username details. Refund requests will not be accepted via phone, chat, mail, nor any other means except the required route of emailing director@dolphinstemacademy.com  After the refund period ends, please note that full payment is required for transcripts and grade reports. Thank you for your understanding and adherence of our refund policy.

Dolphin STEM

Inspiring passions in STEM.  Educating a new generation.
Dolphin STEM Academy
2017-03-13T11:54:16+00:00
Inspiring passions in STEM.  Educating a new generation.

The support from the staff is amazing!

My daughter and I are so excited to start a new school year with Dolphin STEM Academy! The support from...

Deborah S.

Dolphin STEM Academy
2019-08-29T19:33:21+00:00

Deborah S.

My daughter and I are so excited to start a new school year with Dolphin STEM Academy! The support from the staff is amazing! Debbie has a genuine interest in educating my child per her abilities and interests. I am so glad we found an 

We are so glad!

This is our 1st year homeschooling and we are so glad that we chose Dolphin STEM Academy

Erin, mom of a 5th grader

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2019-05-26T08:35:22+00:00

Erin, mom of a 5th grader

This is our 1st year homeschooling and we are so glad that we chose Dolphin STEM Academy

“Absolutely wonderful”

My daughter's work is completely tailored to her needs and pace.
Dolphin STEM Academy
2019-03-27T13:02:01+00:00
My daughter’s work is completely tailored to her needs and pace.
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