Frequently Asked Questions

For answers to the most frequently asked questions regarding the Pasadena Remote Learning Academy, please click on a question below to reveal the answer.

What courses are being offered in PRLA?

For all grades PreK-12, the four core subject areas will be offered (math, science, English, and history). Additionally, all students will be provided with PE, a music education course, and a health elective will be available for intermediate students that will count for high school credit.

At the high school level, students will be provided with Spanish I and II for foreign language credit, and have the opportunity to take limited Career and Technical Education (CTE) pathway courses.

What Career and Technical Education (CTE) pathway courses are being offered in PRLA?

The CTE pathways will be limited to Business, Marketing, and Health Science. Additionally, there will be limited certifications within these pathways and no co-op opportunities.

Will students be able to participate in athletics or other UIL activities?

No. Students enrolled in PRLA will not be permitted to participate in any UIL activities, which includes athletics, performing arts, speech and debate, academic decathlon, to name a few.

Will students who receive special services, such as special education be served in PRLA?

Pasadena ISD provides services for students who are eligible for special education or 504. However, the services needed for some students may not be available in a remote learning environment; therefore, the campus ARD and 504 committees will meet to determine the best placement for students that receive these services to ensure they have access to a free and appropriate public education and can be successful.

Will Pre-AP and AP courses be offered in PRLA?

No. Due to the limited nature of a remote environment, Pre-AP and AP courses will not be offered

Will students be able to take Early College High School courses in PRLA?

No. Due to the structure of Early College High School, these courses must be taken in a face-to-face environment and will not be offered in PRLA.

Will every grade level be offered in PRLA?

Yes. PRLA will offer limited open enrollment for students in PreK-12th grade. However, for PreK students to be admitted, the student must have a personal medical need. For Kindergarten students who have not been in school previously, will only be admitted if the student has a personal medical need.

Will bilingual students be able to attend PRLA?

Yes. PRLA will support our English Language Learner population with bilingual education courses and support for ESL students. However, the Dual Language program will not be offered at PRLA.

Will the Dual Language program be offered in PRLA?

No. The Dual Language program will not be available to students in PRLA.

Will my child be taught by teachers from their home campus?

No. Students accepted to PRLA will be unenrolled from their home campus and enrolled in PRLA. PRLA will have its own teachers that are separate from each of the campuses.

Will students be able to participate in any on-campus events?

No. Any student that is enrolled in PRLA will not be allowed to participate in any on-campus events or face-to-face activities.

Will an adult need to be home throughout the day with my student?

If a student is in grades PreK-5, a parent or guardian must be available throughout the school day to assist the student as needed.

What are the hours for PRLA?

Students in PRLA will follow the same academic hours as their traditional home campuses. Students will be expected to be online, in each class throughout the regular school day.

Will students be able to complete school work on their own time?

Students who are enrolled in PRLA will be required to attend synchronous classes (live sessions) with their webcams turned on throughout the school day, the same as if the students were face-to-face on campus. Attendance will be taken in each class just as it would be on a face-to-face campus. Students are welcome and encouraged to continue working through any classwork after school hours, if they wish, but are required to attend all classes during the day.

What will graduation look like for a senior in PRLA?

Seniors that are admitted to PRLA will graduate with their traditional home campus.

What are the admission criteria for PRLA?

Student applications to PRLA will be examined using the following criteria:

  1. Attendance records for the 2020-2021 school year

  2. Grades for the 2020-2021 school year.

  3. If applying due to a medical need, has submitted the signed medical waiver form

  4. Discipline record for the 2020-2021 school year.

What if a student is accepted to PRLA, but then they change their mind after the September 6th deadline?

If a student was accepted but was not yet enrolled in the remote learning academy, a parent or guardian will need to contact the student's home campus principal requesting to remain enrolled in face-to-face instruction.


If a student was accepted and enrolled in the remote learning academy, a parent or guardian will need to contact the student's home campus principal to request the change. Changes to instructional placement will be considered based on staffing and student needs.

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