Enrollment and Attendance FAQs
Who is eligible to attend Lone Star Online Academy at Roscoe (LSOA)?
LSOA offers enrollment for students in grades K-7. As a virtual school, LSOA follows the requirements outlined in Texas Senate Bill 15 (SB15) for enrollment requirements and enrollment requirements set forth for all Texas public schools. If a student was enrolled in a virtual program for more than 50% of the previous school year, they are eligible to enroll/maintain enrollment at LSOA if they meet the following criteria:
- Students entering Kindergarten must have reached their 5th birthday on or before September 1st of the current school year.
- All students must reside in Texas.
- Students entering 1st grade or higher must meet the following criteria based on their records from the most recent previous school year:
1. The student must have less than ten unexcused absences over a 6-month period.
2. The student must have a final grade of 70% or higher in each core course (Math, English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies) listed on their final report card.
- Students in a STAAR tested grade (third grade or higher) must have completed and passed all STAAR tests for the most previous school year at "Approaches" or higher.
How many of my children can I enroll in LSOA?
Because LSOA provides the lesson plans and materials needed for grades K–7, many parents find it easy to enroll multiple students in the program.
What does it cost to attend LSOA?
LSOA is a public school, so there is no tuition. We provide Texas-certified teachers and instructional materials. Students and families will be responsible for providing some common household materials (such as printer ink and paper). Our enrollment consultants can help address your technological and computer questions and needs.
What is the attendance policy?
As Texas public school students, all students enrolled in LSOA must comply with the state-required minimum number of 180 instructional days. Students are expected to be in school with LSOA Monday through Friday, at least 4–6 hours a day each day. Each week day, students must log into school and complete their assignments.
Can our family take a vacation during the school year?
The school calendar includes school holidays or vacation time. Whenever possible, family vacations should align with school vacation days. Parents are encouraged to contact their student's teacher if they plan a vacation that does not coordinate with the school calendar. Per TEC 25.092, students are required to attend at least 90 percent of their classes to receive credit and be promoted.