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Security Policies

Scholars Online takes the security of member data very seriously — so much so that we have not used publisher support sites and in 2019, determined not to pursue AP certification for our formerly certified courses because we perceived a trend in the AP program toward collecting more and more individually-identifiable data on students.

Security Practices

Scholars Online employs the best security policies and practices to protect its members, whether parent, student, or teacher.

Data Security

Member Safety

Scholars Online also takes our students' emotional and physical security seriously, even though most of our contact with students is remote. We know that abuse can occur within a students' home, between siblings without the parents' awareness, and by adults both in person and remotely without the parents' knowledge.

Please review our Privacy Policy and Website Use Policy.

Contact Policies

Scholars Online does no telemarketing. We only contact by phone those family members or prospective members who have explicitly requested phone calls rather than email exchanges. We do not ever require payment or request any personal or financial information in a phone call. We will not ask you for your credit card information, social security number, banking information, or Internal Revenue Service tax information on the phone or by email, even for scholarship applications, nor do we store such information on our servers. Please do not give any personal or any financial information over the phone to anyone who calls you, unless you requested the call and know the caller.


Scholars Online has been notified by several different people that they had been called by someone claiming to be from Scholars Online and subjected to intrusive questions and even threats. We have no idea who is behind this, but rest assured that Scholars Online is not responsible.

If anyone calls you, claiming to be from us, and is in the least annoying or intrusive, feel free to hang up.

If you get a call-back phone number from a caller claiming to be from Scholars Online, please email us with that information, so that we can collect evidence of the impersonation. You should also report the call(s) to the Federal Trade Commission. Use the Scams and Ripoffs → Impersonator Scams option, and enter the circumstances of the call and any contact information the caller gave you.

Scholars Online is fully accredited through the Middle States Accreditation Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools.

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