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.
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.
These questions are used with permission from Valencia Community College.
- Am I self-directed, highly motivated, and self-disciplined?
- Can I set a personal schedule and complete assigned work by the
- Are my writing and communication skills better than average?
- Do I try to solve problems and work through difficulties
- Can I read and follow detailed instructions on my own?
- Am I already comfortable with using the Internet as a means of
communication and research?
- Do I own or have access to a computer with Internet access and email?
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.
- 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
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.
- Students are required to complete ONE of the following:
- Attend face-to-face orientation at the Student Achievement Resource
Center (SARC), 14188 E. Briarwood Ave. on May 30, 2017. American Government, Health, and
Personal Fitness will meet at 9:00 am and Economics will
meet at 10 am. 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, Economics, or Health.
- Complete Virtual Orientation on May 30, 2017. The Virtual Orientation
module is found in Schoology.
Course materials for Personal Fitness I & II can be checked out at
SARC anytime between 8:00 and 4:00 from May 22 to
May 26, 2017.
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 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 required for a class, such as heart rate
monitors and software, 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.
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
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
Add, Drop, and Withdraw
-The last day to add an online class is May 25, 2017 (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
- If you must withdraw, please email email@example.com
a written request BEFORE
May 30, 2017.
Choose one option:
- transfer to another class
- receive your money back
is not refunded once a class begins (May 30, 2017).
it is doubtful this will happen, classes may be cancelled due to
inadequate enrollment and full payment will be refunded.
credit will be processed to the credit card listed on the registration
- Refunds may take up to 4 weeks for
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 27, 2017.
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 11, 2017 between 9:00 am and noon (Personal
Fitness students may drop in during that time period).
- 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.
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 30, 2017. 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 accepted, 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.