Outschool is an approved vendor for many charter schools. If your learner is enrolled at a charter school home-study program, the school may make funds available for you to spend on learning materials and service providers such as online classes with Outschool.
Enrolling in classes
If your charter school has approved Outschool as a vendor (see list below), then it’s easy to apply your school funds to our classes. Here’s how the process works:
- You should reach out to your Education Specialist (ES) or other person who handles charter fund purchases at your school. Provide them with the full name of the class and the section you would like to sign up for, along with the email associated with your Outschool account and your learner’s name and age.
- Your ES will decide whether or not to approve the purchase and will complete any other necessary steps on their end.
- Your school will send along a purchase order or voucher to Outschool. Please note that the time between steps 2 and 3 varies from school to school.
- Outschool will process the purchase order or voucher within one business day of receiving it from your school. We will enroll you in the requested class and send over an email confirmation once we have done so.
After step 1, there’s no need for additional action on your part to enroll in courses, but you can follow the steps below if you’d like to reserve a spot in a class without waiting for your school to send us a purchase order.
Outschool receives a high volume of purchase orders each day. Please only reach out to us about the status of your enrollment if your class is coming up in the next three days.
Reserving a place in a class
If you want to reserve a place in a class, either because it may sell out or because it is starting very soon, you can simply enroll via credit card. We consider this a deposit to hold your place, and will refund the deposit as soon as we receive the purchase order from your charter school.
Purchase orders and Outschool credit
Please note that Outschool vouchers cannot be applied to courses purchased with charter funds. Similarly, teachers cannot issue partial refunds for these courses.
Approved vendor programs
Outschool is pre-approved for:
- Community Collaborative Charter School - California
- Compass - California
- Connecting Waters - California
- CORE Placer - California
- Delta - California
- Excel Academy - California
- Golden Eagle - California
- Golden Valley - California
- iLEAD Exploration - California
- Inspire - California
- National University Academy - California
- Marcola - Oregon
- Ocean Grove - California
- Pathways - California
- Rio Valley - California
- Sage Oak - California
- SelfDesign - Canada
- Sky Mountain - California
- South Sutter - California
- Springs - California
- Sutter Peak - California
- Summit Academy - California
- Valley View - California
- Valiant Academy - California
- Visions in Education - California
- Vista Oaks - California
If your charter school is not on this list, email us at email@example.com and we will start the process to become an approved vendor with your school.