In an online environment, students must take responsibility for their own learning. Students must be able to communicate both orally and in writing, be a self-starter and be able to manage time and stay on task. Setting goals, establishing routines, being accountable and taking initiative are important qualities. SCHOOL MUST COME FIRST!
Parents play a vital role in assuring student success in an online environment. Parents/Guardians must be willing to provide encouragement, motivation and support for their student. Parents/Guardians ultimately become responsible for their student's learning in the online environment.
Students enrolled in Re-1 Valley schools are required to attend classes in accordance with the Colorado Compulsory Attendance Law and Article IX, Section 2 of the Colorado constitution. Children under the age of 17 are required to attend school regularly until graduation from high school or the end of the semester in which a student turns 17 years of age.
We (student and parent/guardian) understand and agree to the following:
1. SCHOOL MUST COME FIRST!
2. Online doesn't always equal remote. While the EDGE program curriculum (Edgenuity) is fully online, allowing for flexibility and individual course options, students are REQUIRED to physically attend school daily.
3. Flexibility does not provide students with the ability to NOT work daily but does provide students the opportunity to complete school at a time of their choice. Courses are available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.
4. Online courses have a high level of rigor (difficulty) and require active participation by the student. This includes actively listening to lectures, taking notes, completing required activities/assignments and studying for quizzes and tests. Individual plans will be developed for students who need skill remediation based on academic performance data.
5. All students are REQUIRED to sign in and out of their Edgenuity account and the EDGE program time clock DAILY. This is the only way attendance is recorded. Daily attendance will be reported in Infinite Campus for student and parent/guardian access.
6. All students are REQUIRED to participate in all District and state of Colorado testing and attend prep sessions as appropriate. This will include NWEA reading and math (grades 9-12), PSAT 9, PSAT 10, SAT/CMAS Science (grade 11) and ASVAB (grade 11). Students may also be required to take the Accuplacer tests for concurrent enrollment.
7. All students are REQUIRED to participate in the Community Learning Seminar activities which may include, but are not limited to, book studies, individual/group research projects, community service activities, and ICAP (Individual Career and Academic Plan) development.
8. All students are REQUIRED to be in attendance at the EDGE classroom on the Colorado Count Day and participate in activities that may include, but are not limited to, district assessments, online assignments/assessments, or further development of the student's ICAP.
9. All students are REQUIRED to make at least a combined 30% total progress in their classes on a weekly basis. Failure to make minimum adequate progress for three (3) consecutive weeks will result in a parent meeting and the student being placed on a contract.
10. All students are REQUIRED to complete a minimum of two online (2) classes in a six week term. Students who meet the weekly 30% completion rate will earn a minimum of 3.0 credits per semester.
11. All students who participate in the blended option and/or concurrent enrollment are still REQUIRED to attend the EDGE classroom each dayl.
12. Communication with both students and parents/guardians is key for success in the online environment. Students and parents/guardians are responsible for providing accurate and up-to-date phone numbers and email addresses. Both students and parents/guardians are responsible for responding to phone messages and opening and responding, if necessary, to emails. Additionally, both students and parents/guardians are REQUIRED to attend conferences once each semester.
13. The online environment requires students to be self-motivated and to take responsibility for their learning. This includes learning to advocate for their own needs. Students are expected to seek out help from the teacher when they are struggling with any aspect of the program including academics, attendance and performance. The mentor-teacher will monitor academic progress and achievement and will reach out when there are concerns, but students must ask for help when they do not understand a concept or how to complete a skill.