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    At Rainier Beach High School, we provide our students with an online credit retrieval option through APEX Learning. Students must see their counselor to sign up for online classes. We offer students enrolled in online courses in-class time and technology to study and work on their class assignments during the school day. However, students must independently manage their time and work, monitor their own progress, and ask for help if they are having difficulty completing assignments, mastering class material, or keeping up with the classwork. In order to be successful in an online class, we advise students to:

    • Work on their classes daily, both during their scheduled time in school and on their own time after school.
    • Complete at least five class quizzes per week. This number should be higher for more demanding classes or if a student needs to take more than one online class. If unsure, students should see their counselor to plan their online class workload in keeping with graduation requirements.
    • Contact their assigned APEX supervising teacher or counselor immediately if they need help understanding how to approach their online learning, master class material, complete quizzes or assignments, or have any other questions about their online classes.

    Grading

    The grade that a student earns in their online class is the grade that will appear on their transcript. For example, if a student completes a Math class through APEX Learning and earns a passing grade, that grade, along with corresponding credit, will become part of their academic record. Upon completion of each online class, students are required to submit grade documentation to their counselor for verification and inclusion on their transcripts.


    General Expectations of Students Assigned to an Online Class Period at School

    1. View their spot in the course as a privilege, not a right, and strive for excellence.
    2. Abide by all computer policies, both written and as instructors provide.
    3. Realize that the hardware and software are only to be used for academic purposes.
    4. Accept the challenge of constructing their learning.
    5. Help nurture and maintain a productive atmosphere in the lab.
    6. Bring a sense of determination a “stick-with-it-ness.”

    Attendance

    • Daily attendance is required during the period assigned.
    • Students are required to be at school every day, on time, and actively participate.
    • Expediting the class completion can be done from home online!
    • ALL end of the chapter TESTS/EXAMS must be proctored by your instructor during class. 

    Classroom Rules and Expectations

    All school rules as outlined in the student handbook are to be followed at all times.

    1. Academic honesty: plagiarism, cheating and/or misuse of internet are serious offenses and may be punished by a failing grade. For more information, refer to the "District Internet Policy" provided in the student’s registration packet.  For this class, it is permissible to assist classmates in general discussions of computing techniques. General advice and interaction are encouraged. Each person, however, must develop his or her own solutions to the assigned projects, assignments, and tasks. In other words, students may not "work together" on graded assignments.
    2. Need for assistance: if a student has any condition, such as a physical or learning disability, which will make it difficult for them to carry out the work as outlined, or which will require academic accommodations, please notify the supervising teacher or counselor as soon as possible. 
    3. Leaving class/ issuance of restroom passes is at the discretion of the teacher! No passes are given during the first 10 minutes or last 10 minutes of class time.
    4. Tardiness will be recorded at the beginning of each class period. 
    5. Computer lab guidelines: food, drinks and water are not allowed in the computer lab. These items may be placed inside backpacks which are not permitted at computer stations. Since backpacks are not stored next to students, valuable items should not be brought to school. Before leaving the class, each student should make sure that their area is neat and clean.
    6. Behavior: appropriate classroom behavior is expected. Simply put, any type of behavior that inhibits teaching or keeps others from learning will not be tolerated. RESPECT is the key word.

    Academic Climate

    • No cell phone use is allowed during class period, including texting.
    • Dress code will be enforced.
    • All school rules apply.
    • Sleeping is not permitted in class.
    • Follow the Beach 5!

    Please contact your student's counselor or supervising teacher with any questions or concerns:


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