FAQ's

What is the mission of Catholic Online School?

We're a non-profit with a Mission to provide a Free World Class Catholic Education for Anyone, Anywhere.


Is Catholic Online School really free?

  • Yes. For Free, For everyone. Forever.
  • Catholic Online School is supported by generous donations. However, you never need to pay anything to take any of our courses. There are no books to buy or fees to pay. Catholic Online School is 100% free, forever. 
  • However, if you wish to support this growing and historic mission, you may give by clicking here.

 

Does it cost money to use Catholic Online School?

  • Learning at Catholic Online School is always free! All of Catholic Online School's library of trusted videos, articles, questions, test, and lessons are completely free for anyone who want to use them.
  • We are always faithful to the Magisterium of the Catholic Church. We do not require contracts, have no spam, and no ads. Instead, our ministry is supported by the generosity of individuals worldwide.  This way, you can focus on learning.

So what are you waiting for? Start Learning!

Catholic Online School is a project of Your Catholic Voice Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit on a mission to provide a FREE world class Catholic education for anyone, anywhere.

 

How can I support Catholic Online School?

You can help support our growing and historic mission by clicking here.


Can I take classes on my Phone?

Yes, you can take classes on a phone, tablet or computer that is connected to the internet.


How to SIGN UP to our school:

·       SIGN UP for free: https://www.catholiconline.school/ 

·       Once you have Signed Up: Go to ALL COURSES (top navigation)

·       Then find course and 'Enroll' in as many courses you are interested in taking

 

How to change my password?

·       Go to Home Page here: https://www.catholiconline.school/

·       Click on “Forgot Password”

·       Enter in your email address

·       Go to your email and follow the steps

 

How to turn off Notifications and email reminders?

·       Login to Catholic School: https://www.catholiconline.school/

·       Go to top-right menu and by your name is a drop-down arrow, click on the arrow...

·       Then Click On ACCOUNT...

·       On Left-hand side menu, click on NOTIFICATIONS...

·       You can then 'un-check' to the notifications you do not want.

 

How do I report a problem? 

Email customerservice@catholiconline.school

 

Can I become Catholic by taking classes in Catholic Online School?

·       No. To become Catholic a person is required to receive the Sacrament of Baptism. After this, a person is considered Catholic, although not fully initiated. Other Sacraments of initiation must be completed later with your participation within a physical parish community. 

·       Catholic Online School has several courses that can help you with the process of becoming a confirmed Catholic, but the reception of most Sacraments requires your involvement in a physical parish community. All Sacraments require the involvement of a validly ordained priest.

Please contact your local parish priest.

 

How to enroll in Daily Readings?

Each month you must enroll in the new Month. Please go here: https://www.catholic.org/bible/daily_reading/

 

How can a student access their certificate?

·       Sign in

·       Click your name on the top right

·       In the dropdown menu, click My Account

·       Click Certificates

·       Click View

 

How do I participate in a Free 'Live Lesson?'

Enroll in Catholic Online School. 

·       Once you are enrolled and logged into the school, find the course with the Live Lesson and enroll in the course. 

·       About 15 minutes or so before the Live Lesson begins, log into the school and select your course. Locate the section that says, "Live lesson." Click on this lesson. 

·       You will see a black button in the middle of your screen that will usually say "Start Meeting in Zoom." Click this button and you will be welcomed into the lesson when the professor starts the class.

  

To earn 100% credit for completion in each course:

·       The student must click the continue button through every section of every course and watch 100% of the videos.

·       A student must play 100% of the video from beginning to end. If the video is skipped, or viewed at less than 100%, then credit for that portion of the course will not be registered. A student is required to complete 100% of all lessons, including passing all quizzes to earn a certificate of completion.

 

Can make my Confirmation/Reconciliation online? 

·       No. Confirmation, Reconciliation, and other sacraments involve participation in your local parish community. Many parishes have additional requirements above and beyond study in order to receive most sacraments. The courses on Catholic Online School are designed to provide a complete academic understanding of these sacraments. They are suitable for use as a complete course of study to help prepare for the reception of a particular sacrament, or they may be used to supplement another course of study.

·       If you seek to learn more about a sacrament or to help prepare for the reception of a sacrament, Catholic Online School is the perfect resource for you. However, the sacraments can only be administered by ordained clergy, usually from your local parish community.

·       Contact your local parish church if you or someone you love wishes to obtain a sacrament.

  

Can I access Catholic Online School from China, India, or even Iran?

Yes. When you visit Catholic Online School's homepage, everything should function correctly.  We now have students from 193 of the 195 countries worldwide.  All you need is Internet connectivity and a Smart Phone, mobile device and/or Computer.

 

I'm a teacher. Do I need all my students to sign up for the school or just me? 

·       We strongly recommend each student have their own account. This allows you to track individual student progress. (Tracking student progress requires special authorization, so you will need to contact customerservice@catholiconline.school with your request.) We also encourage students to have their own accounts so they can explore and learn on their own while outside of the classroom. Students tend to browse and take multiple courses when they have their own account. 

·       If you are using just one lesson as a quick, convenient supplement to your instruction then it might not make sense to enroll all your students in the school. You are welcome to use the school's content in your course. However, students who are not enrolled will not be able to download their own study guides, take quizzes, or explore the school on their own. 

 

I want my students to take classes how do I track them?

Teachers interested in getting access to student progress reports will need to contact us at customerservice@catholiconline.school. Provide contact information and request a meeting with a staff member. We will discuss your needs to determine the best way to help you track student progress.

 

How to access the Lesson Plans for teachers?

The lesson plans are available in each course. To access them, a person needs to enroll in the course and click the lesson that reads: "Study Guide." The Study Guide includes the complete lesson plan, including the video script, quiz questions, and answers. 

 

Can I teach a class on Catholic Online School?

Catholic Online School is accepting applications for volunteer teachers. You can learn more by following this link

 

I want my students to take classes how do I track them?

Teachers interested in getting access to student progress reports will need to contact us at customerservice@catholiconline.school. Provide contact information and request a meeting with a staff member. We will discuss your needs to determine the best way to help you track student progress.

 

Does Catholic Online School replace CCD or religious education classes?

We recommend Catholic Online School's CCD program as a supplemental to all Catholic Schools, Homeschools, and Parents. 

A supplemental online program is defined as "one or more on-line courses to students to augment an educational program provided by a parish, school district, charter school, or Catholic school."


How to access the Lesson Plans for teachers?

The lesson plans are available in each course. To access them, a person needs to enroll in the course and click the lesson that reads: "Lesson Plan/Study Guide." The Lesson Plan/Study Guide includes the complete lesson plan, including the video script, quiz questions, and answers.

 

Where can I find more information and Resources regarding the Catholic Faith?

Visit Catholic Online - The World’s Catholic Library at catholic.org