Guidance and Policies

Admissions Policy

Students seeking admission to the Middleton Academy program should contact us by telephone or email to discuss the:

  • Online course(s) or program in which student is to be enrolled
  • Online and distance learning methods
  • Student’s previous academic record
  • Tuition, fees and refund policy
  • School’s expectations of the student for satisfactory performance and graduation

A student may select one or more courses based upon the recommendations of the Director of Admissions. Students can take courses to graduate with Middleton Academy or to transfer back to their home school. If graduating with Middleton Academy, students must  complete a  total of 5 courses.

Middleton Academy conforms to the DETC business standards in its Tuition Protection Agreement. Milburn Online is non-discriminatory in its admission process.

Credit Transfer Policy

The Director of Admissions or designee grants admission on an individual basis after review of the student’s application packet and academic records. Middleton Academy will accept previous credits from other institutions at its discretion.

Upon completion, official transcripts are forwarded to the students homeschool or to an institution in which the student intends to enroll. Students or institutions must provide a written request to release an official transcript. Transcripts are available free of charge.

Rights and Duties

Middleton Academy, hereby referred to as “the institution,” has a responsibility to provide the best services and learning environment it can to meet the needs of its students. The institution, however, retains the following rights: the right to reject or return an incomplete enrollment; the right to contact a parent or guardian regarding the performance of a student; the right to administratively withdraw a student to lack of attendance; the right to fail a student due to lack of participation.

The Middleton Academy student, hereby referred to as “the student,” is responsible to themselves and to the institution to put forth their best effort in successfully completing the courses they are enrolled in. The student has the right to withdraw from a class -with parental consent- they cannot make a commitment to (subject to the withdrawal and refund policies). The student has the right to a refund in accordance with the policy printed on the enrollment agreement. The student has the right to contact the administrative office if they feel that for any reason they are not receiving the best service and learning environment we can give.

Middleton Academy Honor Code

Middleton Academy requires the highest standard of academic conduct.

Students are expected to adhere to the Middleton Academy Honor Code. It is unacceptable for a student to commit plagiarism or any other form of cheating. If an instructor has reasonable evidence that cheating has occurred:

  • He/She will report the misdeed to the school administrator and the student’s parents will be notified.
  • The student will receive a zero for the course work in question and may be subject to expulsion from the course and/or program.

In order to enroll in an Internet-delivered course the student must agree to the Honor Code below.

A student cannot be listed as his/her own proctor.

  1. I agree to follow all guidelines, policies, and procedures associated with the Middleton Academy program.
  2. All coursework submitted by me will be my own work. I will receive no outside help on assignments.
  3. I agree to the terms of the refund policy.
  4. I agree that the final exam or any exam, test, quiz, or other assignments noted by the teacher as requiring a proctor will be monitored by an adult 21 years of age or older. The adult’s name and relationship to the student, if any, will be specified prior to school approval as a designated proctor for required exams. Arrangements should be made with the teacher to schedule exam times. (A proctor should be at least 21 years old and not related to the student (i.e. neighbor, family friend, guidance counselor)

Grading Policy

Grades are based on all graded assignments and exam and quiz scores.

Evaluation is based on the following standards:

A = 90-100

B = 80-89

C = 70-79

D = 60-69

F = 59 or below

W = Withdrawal

I = Incomplete


Final exam and midterms are proctored exams. Proctors must be adults, 21 years or older. Teachers, counselors, librarians and other similar professionals are recommended for proctor selection. During the enrollment process, students list the person they will be using for a proctor. The Middleton Academy Registrar will contact the proctor and verify that the individual is eligible to proctor the exam. Course teachers are provided the names of individuals who may proctor exams for the student. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that the proctor notifies the teacher that he/she was present when the student took the final exam. Notification may be completed via email or via telephone.