Students in Arizona can take Williamsburg classes tuition-free if they enroll with Sequoia Choice (SC). This page explains how the arrangement works and what parents and students need to do to qualify.
How it works
Students in Arizona are eligible to take courses from Williamsburg Academy without paying tuition. To be eligible, students must enroll with Sequoia Choice. Currently, Sequoia provides summer, fall and winter courses. Students may join during any semester of the year (i.e. you don’t have to start in the fall).
- Enrollment with SC includes signing a set of expectations (e.g. approval of course enrollments by SC, communication with a student’s SC advisor, minimum academic performance, etc.). Those expectations are very important for the success of the student, of Sequoia Choice, and of the school’s ability to host WA enrollments.
- Even though WA does not require reporting of attendance, it is absolutely crucial that SC/WA families submit attendance to SC on a timely and complete basis.
- It is crucial that SC/WA students take the SC benchmarks in a timely way, and in good faith. The benchmarks are absolutely required. We need to build a culture such that students/families use and appreciate the benchmarks as a great way to track a student’s progress in acquiring certain key skills, and as a way to predict that student’s success on state-mandated tests that are connected, especially at the high school level, with successful graduation. These elements, of course, are critical to SC’s mission.
- All enrollments are subject to approval by SC. High school students may enroll part or full-time. Middle school student can take the core courses plus one other elective course.
- Elevation is not approved by SC. Students wishing to enroll in Elevation must do so as self-pay students.
How to register
- Contact your Sequoia Advisor to learn about the Williamsburg partnership and available classes.
- Begin the enrollment process with Sequoia Choice. If you get stuck anywhere, contact one of Sequoia’s staff (information listed under “Contacts” below).
- Once you’ve received an offer of admission from Sequoia Choice, filled out the Sequoia Choice Course Contract, and received course registration authorization, you are ready to register for Williamsburg courses.
- Sequoia has created a registration process for Williamsburg courses. Using that process, specify which courses you want for each semester. Once Sequoia approves your selections, they will forward them to us and we will make those courses available to your student in Canvas.
Time Change: Please be aware that because Williamsburg is based in Utah, we observe Daylight Savings Time.
If you have any questions for Sequoia, all of these folks can help you. They are all at 480-461-3222, but at different extensions:
- Christin Pike, ext. 10649
- Jeff Wisniewski, ext 10654
- Ashlie Hancock, 480-461-3222 (main line)
For questions about Williamsburg courses, contact Williamsburg’s Academic Coach, Shelly Jenkins; firstname.lastname@example.org, 800-200-6869 ext. 106