Pre-Start Checklist

This page will be updated with information for the Summer 2023 semester in May.

Ready to Start the Semester?

Welcome to Williamsburg Academy! We’re so glad you’re here! We want your student to have a smooth start, so we’ve created the pre-start checklist to catch any potential glitches before they start their coursework. Please thoroughly complete each task listed.


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 your student has a working computer with the required software programs.

  • Under "Technology Support," read “Technical Support for Canvas and SIS” with your student to become familiar with our systems and learn what to do should technical issues arise.

3.Purchase Books
Parents are responsible for ordering all required student books and materials.

You can find a full list of your student's required books and materials in SIS under My Students > Classes. The booklist for summer semester is available on February 28th each year. The booklist for fall and winter semesters is updated and published annually on June 15th.

4.Log-in to Canvas
Before classes begin, help your student log into Canvas. Canvas is the Learning Management System (LMS) where all course syllabi and class assignments are found. Winter 2023 course details will be published and available for your student to view in Canvas on December 19th, but not before. That week, please do the following:
  • Parents of New Students: If your child hasn't already created an SIS login, they will need to do so. They should have received an invite during registration process, so please have them check their inbox. Once they have an SIS login and you have registered them for classes, our system will automatically generate a Canvas account for them. On the course publish date, students will be notified to login to their new Canvas account. Your child's Canvas username and password will be the same as the login they created for SIS.

  • All Students should log into Canvas, bookmark the Canvas login link, then customize their course menu.

5.Complete New Student & Parent Orientation
  • We hold a live-online orientation for new students and parents at the start of each school year, usually in August. If your student is new or returning to Williamsburg for the winter semester and you have not participated in orientation, please log into Canvas to view the recording in Homeroom. If you have any questions, please call us at 800-200-6869.

6.Plan for First Week of School
  • Students should log into Canvas and begin orientation assignments when courses open for the semester. See the Academic Calendar for semester start dates!

Have questions?

Call our Support Team at 800-200-6869 or email We’re here to help so your student is ready to begin classes.