Calhoun Online Learning Academy

Calhoun Online Learning Academy


Welcome to the home of the Calhoun Online Learning Academy (COLA).  COLA was established in the summer of 2013 and is currently in its fourth year as a thriving academic extension of Calhoun City Schools.  Serving students primarily in grades 6-12, COLA is an innovative approach to student learning in which an individualized plan is created for each and every participant.  Students are served in our lab setting at the new STEMWorks building at the CMS/CHS campus, from home, and also through blended learning and hybrid opportunities.  The primary goal of COLA is to deliver an individually tailored educational model which meets the diverse needs of 21st century learners. 

In addition to providing individual students with a customized educational plan, the COLA program also offers blended learning opportunities to classroom teachers.  Blended learning is an educational program in which a student learns at least in part through online delivery of content and instruction. A successful blended learning course leads to using more participation and student-centered learning activities.  Blended learning in the classroom will provide opportunities and benefits to Calhoun City School students by providing opportunities with the following:

COLA adheres to a rolling admission process in which applications are received throughout the school year.  As space and/or licenses become available, an administrative team reviews applications for potential student placement.  All applications should be submitted to Monica Pierson ( via the Online Application, Questions can be directed via email or phone at 706-629-2900.  

Link to:  COLA Admission Criteria

  • More interaction with teachers and peers.
  • Use and availability of up-to-date resources in all content areas on the web.
  • Immediate and more frequent feedback from online coursework.
  • Enhances critical thinking and problem solving skills.
  • Promotes time management skills.
  • 24/7 access to courses and materials online.