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Online Learning Student Handbook for Summer School

​​​​​​​​Please read the following policies and procedures. Click the Accept Link at the bottom to receive your acceptance code which is to be input during the online registration process.

GENERAL ONLINE POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

Criteria for Enrollment
Online courses can provide opportunities for students to attend anytime from anywhere; however, studies have shown that students are often unprepared for the challenges inherent with this method of delivery. The online student must take responsibility for his or her own learning. In any distance education program, the capacity for self-directed learning is crucial. While instructors and fellow students can provide some support, the online distance learner is expected to have internal motivation to manage his or her own learning during the course of study and have a basic grasp of Internet navigation skills.
In order to enroll in an online class, the student should be able to answer "yes" to all of the questions below.

  1. Am I self-directed, highly motivated, and self-disciplined?
  2. Can I set a personal schedule and complete assigned work by the required dates?
  3. Are my writing and communication skills better than average?
  4. Do I try to solve problems and work through difficulties independently?
  5. Can I read and follow detailed instructions on my own?
  6. Am I already comfortable with using the Internet as a means of communication and research?
  7. Do I own or have access to a computer with Internet access and email?
These questions are used with permission from Valencia Community College. 

Acceptable Use Agreement - Teachers and administrators of online classes support and enforce the Cherry Creek School District's Networked Resources Acceptable Use Agreement. Each student participating in an online class must have a signed Networked Resources Acceptable Use Agreement on file with their home school. Students must also agree to follow Cherry Creek's Networked Electronic Information Resources (Policy: EHC) and Student Use of the Internet and Electronic Communications (Policy: JS) policies. Violation of the Networked Resources Acceptable Use Agreement and/or school board policies EHS or JS will result in disciplinary action, which may include being ineligible to take or complete an online class.
 
All students taking online classes are expected to conduct their communications in a professional, respectful manner. The proper use of Internet etiquette, or netiquette, is expected at all times. Students are expected to follow the Cherry Creek School District's Intimidation, Harassment, and Hazing, Sexual Harassment, and Nondiscrimination policies.
 
Computer Accessibility - Each student must own or have access to a computer with Internet capabilities. If you plan on traveling while taking an online summer school class, please make sure you will either have computer access where you will be going or plan to work ahead before you leave. Students will not be given extra time for lack of computer access while traveling.
 
Online classes require a strong working knowledge of computers and the Internet. Students are expected to be comfortable using these technologies before entering an online class. Computers must be able to access the Internet and use updated browsers with Java and Cookies enabled.
 
Orientation - Students are required to complete ONE of the following:

  1. Attend face-to-face orientation at the Student Achievement Resource Center (SARC), 14188 E. Briarwood Ave. on May 29, 2018. American Government and Personal Fitness will meet at 9:00 am and Health will meet at 8, 9, and 10 am (pick one). Personal Fitness students must bring a valid student ID to orientation in order to check out materials. There are no materials to check out for American Government or Health.
  2. Complete Virtual Orientation on May 29, 2018. The Virtual Orientation module is found in Schoology. Course materials for Personal Fitness I & II can be checked out at SARC anytime between 8:30 and 4:30 from May 21 to
    May 25, 2018.

Email - Students are required to use their CreekM@il email account for all communications regarding their online class. Student use of email falls under the Cherry Creek School District's Networked Resources Acceptable Use Agreement.
 
Software Licensing - Software licenses are protected under copyright laws. If students do not have a license for required software, it will be checked out to them only for the duration of the class.
 
Instructional Materials - Instructional materials required for a class, such as heart rate monitors, will be checked out and returned through the Online Learning office at SARC. Students will be responsible for any loss or damage in accordance with school board policies.

ACADEMIC POLICIES

Attendance - Regular attendance is required in an online class. Attendance is defined as contact time between the student and teacher and will be measured by logging into Schoology and submitting assignments and/or participating in online discussions.

Each online class may take up to 5 hours a day to complete. All assignments for the class will be available at the beginning of class and will have weekly due dates. Students can work at their own pace as long as they meet the specified due dates. Students may work ahead to accommodate schedule conflicts they have, however late work will not be accepted. Discussion responses must be completed during the week they are assigned and due.
 
Add, Drop, and Withdraw -The last day to add an online class is May 24, 2018 (assuming space is available). Students may drop an online class at any time prior to the final exam; however, the drop will not be processed until all materials are returned. If a student drops prior to the final day of class, he or she is not eligible for a refund and a grade will not be reported to the home high school.
 
Pass-Fail Option - Online classes may not be taken on a pass-fail basis.
 
Cancellations and Refunds - Tuition pays the cost of instructors for the classes. Plan carefully. Once enrolled, we cannot accept responsibility for changes in your personal circumstances.

  • If you must withdraw, please email radvincula@cherrycreekschools.org a written request BEFORE 
    May 29, 2018. Choose one option:
    • transfer to another class
    • receive your money back
  • Money is not refunded once a class begins (May 29, 2018).
  • While it is doubtful this will happen, classes may be cancelled due to inadequate enrollment and full payment will be refunded.
  • The credit will be processed to the credit card listed on the registration form.
  • Refunds may take up to 4 weeks for processing.

Report Cards and Progress Reports - Grades for online classes will be reported on the students' transcript at their home high schools for the spring semester prior to the summer session. Students and parents can check their progress at any time during the class using Summer PowerSchool in at their home high school​ in My Cherry Creek.

Students taking Health - Click here to read a list of topics covered in online health.​

Final exam - American Government, Economics, and Health finals are online and due by noon June 26, 2018.

Students will take the final fitness test for Personal Fitness I & II in person at the Student Achievement Resource Center (SARC). The Personal Fitness final is July 10, 2018 between 9:00 am and noon (Personal Fitness students may drop in during that time period). 


Academic Dishonesty - Academic dishonesty in online classes will not be tolerated. Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, dishonesty on homework or in test-taking, including the attempt to get credit for another's work, manipulation of heart rate data, assisting another student in such an attempt to otherwise obtaining answers illicitly or illegally. Students engaging in academic dishonesty will receive a zero on the assignment with no option to make it up. In addition, teachers will refer incidents of academic dishonesty to the student's home school for disciplinary action.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I miss orientation? Students who have missed orientation in the past have had difficulty understanding what is required in an online class and have not been successful. As a result, we have developed a Virtual Orientation module found within your course on Schoology on May 29, 2018. If you do not attend face-to-face orientation, you MUST complete Virtual Orientation online. 

We STRONGLY ENCOURAGE students to attend face-to-face Orientation.


Can I travel during my online class? Yes​, but you either need work ahead or complete your work while you travel. Late work will not be acce​pted, even if there are computer or Internet problems while you are away from home.
 
Can I participate in sports camps while taking Personal Fitness? Yes, as long as you can record all of your time on your heart rate monitor and your heart rate is in your target heart rate for the required amount of time for class. Some coaches do not allow participants to wear watches, which is required to be able to record exercise time. If your coach does not allow you to wear the watch, then you must accumulate your time outside of your camp. We cannot accept verification from coaches or parents that you exercised.
 
Can I miss the final?  Please check with your teacher​ for this information.


Acceptance Code
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Cherry Creek School District No. 5 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability in admission to its programs, services or activities, in access to them, in treatment of individuals, or in any aspect of their operations. The lack of English language skills shall not be a barrier to admission or participation in the district’s activities and programs. The Cherry Creek School District No. 5 also does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices. This notice is provided as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Questions, complaints, or requests for additional information regarding these laws may be forwarded to the designated compliance officer: District Compliance Officer or directly to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, Region VIII, Federal Office Building 1244 North Speer Blvd., Suite #310, Denver, CO 80204.

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