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Tempe Union High School District brings a higher standard of distance learning education to students and families. The basic core program in grades 9-12 has high-quality, interactive online semester courses taught by certified teachers.

Our distance learning program provides multimedia-rich curriculum aligning to state and national standards, as well as numerous online tools for both parents and students.

The Tempe Union High School District offers online courses that can be taken by any high school student, anywhere, at any time from a computer with high-speed Internet access.

Online Student Profile

  • Excellent reading comprehension: Online courses require more reading than traditional face-to-face courses.
  • Excellent written communication skills: Students will be required to share personal experiences on a bulletin board/online forum regularly.
  • Self-Discipline: The student needs to keep up with the pace of the course, stay on task, and resist distractions such as TV, Facebook, YouTube, telephone, and texting.
  • Self-Motivation: The student must be able to work without the need for someone to monitor their daily progress. Procrastination is dangerous.
  • Dedicated time: Online learning is often more difficult than attending a face-to-face class in a traditional setting, so students should plan to dedicate at least one hour per day to the online course.
  • Self-advocating: Students need to be able to seek out the help they may need through e-mail, phone, etc.

Online Learning Options

Tempe Union Online Learning (TUOL)

  • TUOL courses are available to any TUHSD student.
  • Students may enroll in any TUOL course prior to March 3.
  • Students have up to 18 weeks to complete their course(s).
  • All courses need to be completed by May 17.
  • TUOL courses may not meet NCAA Clearinghouse requirements for our student‐athletes.

Mesa Distance Learning Program (MDLP)

  • MDLP courses are available to any TUHSD student.
  • Students may enroll in MDLP courses at any time from August 13 to March 3.
  • All senior students must complete their course work, including their final exam, by May 12.
  • MDL courses meet NCAA Clearinghouse requirements for our student‐athletes.

Eligibility & Tuition

  • The program is open to any TUHSD student.
  • Curriculum is designed for grades 9-12.
  • Tuition is $175 per 0.5 credits.
  • There is a $30.00 processing fee for any refunds requested. Fees of $30 or less are non-refundable. Requests for refunds for online courses must be made within the first ten (10) days following registration. Refunds are only made to the individual making the original payment. Requests must be accompanied with an original receipt. Refund checks are mailed within four to six (4 to 6) weeks of receipt of the request in the District Business Office. All refunds requests must be made to the TUHSD District Office.


Interested students currently enrolled in TUHSD should see their guidance counselor for information about registering in an online course. Additional questions should be directed to Danielle Copeland, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 480-839-0292.

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 July 2014 08:42
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