Curtis Porter

Governing Board President 

Our goal is simple: To create learning success stories, one student at a time.


Pillar Academy Online is an Arizona tuition-free public charter school that serves students in grades 9-12 across the state. The Online Academy provides students with a high-quality educational program based on a blended school model that combines student-centered learning, academic rigor, flexibility, rich technological resources and a strong academic support network.

All courses are completed online and our students have the option to stop by a Regional Learning Center to work online, receive face-to-face tutoring, or working with other Online Academy students. Our courses are aligned to meet state and national standards. The Academy is accredited by Cognia (formerly NCA/AdvancED).


In compliance with the ESSA/No Child Left Behind legislation, teachers' resumes are available for review upon request in the front office.

Welcome to Pillar Academy Online!

James Sexton, M.Ed. 

Governing Board Member

Richard Hay, M.Ed. 

Executive Director

Governing Board Member

Our Leadership Team

Open Enrollment

Pillar Academy Online offers open enrollment all year. Students may start their courses when the enrollment process is complete and all required forms have been submitted.

Required Documents

 To get started, students must submit:
  • Valid birth certificate or other appropriate documentation
  • Proof of Arizona residency
  • Home language survey

Admission Requirements

•  Must be an Arizona resident
•  Must be under 22 years of age.

An Accredited & Tuition-Free Arizona Online Instruction Program