Welcome to Online School! Taking an online class is a very different experience from taking a class in person. You will need to pace yourself throughout the class instead of the teacher helping you through the class. You will need to find a way to learn the material you are struggling with. Some ideas are rewatching videos, taking notes, going to tutoring or hiring a tutor. You need to advocate for yourself!!!
Flexibility: Online school is great because it can be done anytime throughout the day. It appeals to students who like flexibility in their schedule or in their location. It is an option for students to add extra classes so they can graduate early. Online School can be done at anytime throughout the day but their teacher is only available for questions or to unlock assignments from 7:30-3:00pm. So it makes the most sense for students to be doing their school work during these hours from wherever they are. If you need help after hours please send an email and expect an aswer the next school day.
Time: Online school will not take less time than in person school. We have built the classes so they take about 30 hours per quarter with more time needed to redo assignments and tests that the students do not pass. This is about the same amount of time as a student would spend in the classroom.
The most successful students will build 45 minutes into each day for each online class. Students need to work on each class daily because the program will assign assignments daily. Depending on the student it may take slightly more or less than that to get the assignments done. Students should take notes online. Students are required to log in weekly at a minimum or they will be dropped from the program.
Communication: I am the online coordinator, Melissa Brown. You may contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or my phone number is (435) 654-0640 ext 3855. The best way for parents to contact me is by email. If I am not near my computer I can not help your student with their online classes. I will respond within 24 hours (not on weekends) but usually Students can contact me through email or come in to my classroom west campus rm 10. Please be aware that I work normal school hours 7:30 -3:00 pm. After school hours and on the weekend, I am outside hiking, skiing or biking and not anywhere near my computer to help you.
SIS schedule: If you are taking an online class you should be enrolled in my 0 period (Melissa Brown.) If you are not enrolled in this class please contact me (email@example.com). I will be communicating with you and your parents through this online class and it is very important that you read the emails I send you even if you are enrolled in only one class. Your email will go to your student email and you must know how to log in to this email.
Login: Our online classes are offered through a program called edgenuity. You access this program through edgenuity.com and there you log in as a student.
Grading scale: A. 92.5 A- 89.5
B+ 86.5. B 82.5. B- 79.5
C+ 76.5. C 72.5. C- 69.5
D+ 66.5 D 62.5 D- 59%
Deadlines: Online school follows the same schedule as the high school. We have class on the same days and expect students to log in each of those days. IF you do not log in for 10 school days you will be dropped from online school and you may be dropped from the high school if you are not taking any classes there.
Term 1 October 6th 2021 retake deadline is October 1st, 2021
Term 2 December 15th 2021 Retake deadline: December 10, 2020
Term 3 March 9, 2022 Retake deadline: March 4, 2020
Term 4 May 20, 2021 (May 9th if you are senior) retake deadline: 05/06/2020
If you are not finished with your class by this date you will get the grade you have earned in the class so it is very important to pace yourself to finish on time or even early.
Class Extensions: If you do not finish the class by the end of the quarter you can request a "incomplete" and you will have 2 more weeks to finish. Anyone who gets an "I" will not be given an A in the class even if the grade earned is an A. The highest grade for an extension is a B.
Retakes: Students can retake quizzes and re do assignments throughout the term. Students can also retake the unit tests if they redo the unit review. Students will not be allowed to retake the finals in any classes. In order to study for the final use the final review. You may retake the final review before taking the final.
Academic Honestly: We expect that you do your own work. If you copy work from the internet or from another student you will have drastic consequences including a 0 on the assignment and a possible dismissal from online school. Teachers are grading the work and will notice if you turn in the same assignments.