About Us

Our Beliefs

Admission Requirements

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

Required Documents

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

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.

An Accredited & Tuition-Free Arizona Online Instruction Program

Pillar Academy Online students will graduate as lifelong learners who will make valuable contributions to society. Through the collaboration of school, home and community, every Pillar Academy Online graduate will be well prepared for the demands of the 21st century.

  1. Student learning is the primary goal of the Academy.

  2. Student learning and academic growth should be the primary focus of all decisions affecting the Academy.

  3. Teachers play the most important role in the learning process.

  4. Students need the flexibility to connect with both teachers and the curriculum in order to grow the skills necessary to succeed.

  5. Students, parents, teachers, board members and all community stakeholders are responsible for implementing and achieving the Academy's goals.

  6. A safe and physically comfortable learning environment promotes student learning (both in the home and at the Academy).

  7. Challenging expectations and a supportive learning environment increase individual student performance.

  8. Students learn best when they are actively engaged in the learning process.

  9. All students can learn, achieve and succeed when provided developmentally appropriate learning activities.

  10. Cultural diversity increases student understanding of different people and cultures.

Pillar Academy Online was founded on the belief that every student has the ability to learn.


Pillar Academy Online is an innovative program for highly motivated students seeking flexibility in their schedule and learning environment. Imagine being able to access your coursework any day and at any time.

Our students feel comfortable and confident working at their own pace knowing that they have a team of highly qualified and certified teachers supporting them. Additionally, our students have access to Pillar Learning Centers enabling them to receive additional instructional support, complete complex science labs, and simply build lasting friendships with other online students in their community.

Our Mission

Pillar Academy Online is dedicated to providing high quality, individualized, technology-assisted, standards-based educational programs and services to students in grades nine (9) through twelve (12) who demonstrate an interest in an alternative and non-traditional educational setting emphasizing business, finance and workplace skills necessary to enter the business/workplace environment and/or continue on to studies at a post-secondary institution.

Our Vision

Pillar Academy Online will provide a safe, flexible and innovative learning environment in which students can communicate effectively, think critically, solve problems and are technologically literate through a variety of curricular and extra-curricular activities. Through a challenging course of study with high standards, students will become responsible learners who can not only work collaboratively, but also be accountable for their own academic and developmental progress.


Pillar Academy Online is a program governed by Pillar Charter School, Inc., an Arizona non-profit charter school. Please follow the link below for Governing Board meeting notices, agendas, and minutes.

Pillar Charter School Governance