WHAT TO EXPECT FROM CLASS





Students attend live classes for Math and English for one hour each day, Monday - Thursday. Total: 8 hrs./week.

Students attend two, one-hour live classes weekly for Science and History. M/W or T/TH. Total: 4 hrs./week.

Homework: Approximately 4 hours weekly for each both math and English, and 3 hours weekly for both science and history. Total (on average): 14 hrs./week.*

*Students with learning disabilities may need more time.


All assignments, quizzes, tests, and grading provided.

A report card is provided at the end of each semester. First and second semester grades are averaged together for the final grade in each subject.

Transcripts are provided upon your request at the end of the year

No classes are held on Friday, which is reserved as a workday for teachers and students. A workday is defined as a day when students are given new assignments and are assigned to take tests and quizzes but have no live classes.



PARENT / STUDENT EXPECTATIONS





Make certain that the student’s computer, scanner, and headset are functioning before the first day of school.

All books and materials need to be purchased and available on the first day of class. Be certain that the ISBN number on the book matches the ISBN on the list before school starts. Teachers will not scan any part of the textbook for students.

Make sure you know when assignments are due and submit them on time. Parents will have to do most of the submissions at this level, but students learn to submit on their own, as they get older.

Make sure that assignments scanned are dark enough for teachers to read and that they are submitted right side up. Grading upside down material is nearly impossible. Only assignments that are right side up will be graded. Scanned assignments must be merged into a single PDF document or they will not be graded.

Due dates are strictly enforced. A note or email from a parent explaining an extenuating circumstance is required for exception to a due date.

Extended travel throughout the school year is possible although not encouraged. Students and parents take responsibility for meeting due dates and making prior arrangements with teachers far enough in advance so as not to pressure either the teachers or the students.


Supervise children's work and encourage neatness, but do not do the work for them. We want what children submit to reflect their ability. Teachers do notice when submitted work and classroom work differ.

Provide a quiet place in your home for your students to attend class. Background noise is distracting when children are using the microphone.

Stay abreast of grades in all subjects so that there will be no surprises when grades arrive.

Make sure you know when your 6th grade student’s assignments are due and submit them on time. Assignment Sheets are posted two weeks in advance in the Announcements tab of each Canvas class page. Parents will have to do most of the submissions at this level, but students learn to submit on their own as they get older.

Treat the child's teacher with respect, as this is key to effective communication. Be an encouragement to your child's teacher and a good example in communication.

Encourage children as they encounter new things, struggle through challenges, or do well in class. Take any concern or problem directly to the teacher. Our teachers will work with you to find a solution. Please make every effort to attend the scheduled parent/teacher conferences.