Pre-Start Checklist

Welcome to Williamsburg Academy! Below you will see the Pre-start Checklist designed to give you everything you need to start the semester off right. Please make sure to complete each task on the list to ensure a smooth start to the semester. Need help? Email or call 800-200-6869.

Pre-Start Checklist Tasks
1.Register for Courses
Log into SIS using your parent account. Under your student's name, click "Registration." Select your student's courses according to the guidelines for your child's grade in the Enrollment menu above.

Please note:
  • Times listed for classes are in Mountain Time.

  • If you need to change your schedule, try the "Drop/Switch" feature in SIS. If you have any questions, please contact Support.

  • SIS is where you can check your student's schedule, grades, and pacing and also communicate with mentors. It may be helpful to bookmark the site. You'll also find a link to SIS at the top right of this website.

2.Perform a Tech Check
Go to the Technology Requirements & Support page and:
  • Read “Technology Tools” together. Be sure you have a computer that will work and has the required software programs.

  • Read “Technical Support for Canvas and SIS” together. Students, be sure you can log in and see your courses in both Canvas and SIS. You should be able to see your courses in Canvas about a week before the start of the semester.

3.Purchase Books
You will find a full list of your student's required books and materials in SIS under My Students > Classes. Information for the upcoming summer semester will be available on February 28th. The booklist for fall semester will be available on June 15, 2022.

4.Log-in to Canvas
Help your student log into Canvas. Canvas is the Learning Management System (LMS) where all course syllabi and class assignments are found. Summer courses will be published and available to students on May 16th. Fall 2022 courses will be available on August 9th. That week, please do the following:
  • Parents of New Students: If your child hasn't already created their SIS login, have them check their email. An invitation was sent to create their login when you started their application process. Once they have a login and you have registered them for classes and the courses are published (i.e. after May 16th for summer, or August 9th for fall), SIS will create a "Canvas" account for them within the next 15 minutes. Your child's Canvas username and password will be the same as the login they created for SIS. If your child is still not able to get into Canvas after you have waited 15 minutes, please contact Support.

  • All Students, login to Canvas, bookmark this link, and then customize your Course menu.

5.Complete New Student & Parent Orientation
  • The recording of the New Student & Parent Orientation can be found here for new summer students. Watch for an upcoming announcement regarding the 2022-23 New Student & Parent Orientation, which will be held in August. If you have any questions, please call us at 800-200-6869.

6.Plan for First Week of School
  • Please email or call 800-200-6869 with any other questions you have to be ready when the course opens on May 16th (summer) or August 9th (fall).