iAGE® Academy Instructional Policies Terms and Conditions
iAGEⓇ Academy’s teachers deliver a welcome message every enrolled course in the first several days of enrollment. Teachers will email, using the information provided by students and parents/guardians at registration, to attempt to complete this communication. Teachers will also contact students and parents at least once per month to provide an update on student course progress and grade. A student’s enrollment will not be permitted to remain active if the student and parent do not return an instructor’s contact attempts. Teachers should provide assignment feedback and assignment grades within 48 hours of an assignment’s submission. Instructors will return written contact from students and parents within 24 hours.
School Drop Policy
Any student who does not make progress in the course for a period of 10 days and has not made prior arrangements with his/her instructor will be contacted by their assigned mentor in an attempt to communicate the urgency of recommitting to the course.
When attempts to contact the family are successful, the mentor will work with students and parents to design a plan for success in the course. The plan will include work and contact commitments from the student. Failure to respond to the teacher’s attempts to contact the student, or failure to adhere to the Success Plan created by the student and family, may result in administrative removal from the course.The maximum time to complete a half-credit course is 20 weeks. Failure to complete a course in 20 weeks will result in re-enrollment costs of half-credit courses.
Standard semester pace in most FLVS courses is 18 weeks to complete; while some courses may have a different standard pace, every course has its own unique pace chart to guide students and parents to success in the course. Students whose enrollment in their course segment exceeds an appropriate and agreed upon pace for learning and retaining course material (as determined by the course pace chart and instructor) will be contacted and offered help. Students who do not respond to teacher-led interventions by regularly submitting course assessments, as indicated through those interventions, will be withdrawn. Withdrawals during the first 10 days of a course enrollment will result in a grade of W on a student’s transcript. Thereafter, withdrawals are processed as WP for students who are earning a passing grade (59.5% or above, overall) at the time of withdrawal and as WF for students who are earning a failing grade (59.4% or below, overall) at the time of withdrawal. All final grades and withdrawals are sent to the student’s school of record.
As a means of ensuring comprehension and integrity, each course contains built-in assignments that are designated to be completed via a discussion between a teacher and student. A student who does not complete and pass the discussion-based assessments in his/her course is ineligible for course credit.
Mandatory Final Exam
The purpose of the final exam is to assist in validating that students have demonstrated mastery of key course concepts and standards. The final exam, unto itself, is not the sole determiner of student achievement; however, students are required to take a final exam in all iAGEⓇ Academy courses in order to be eligible for course credit.
AP Course Policy
Students entering high school grades 9-12 have access to Advanced Placement (AP0 courses that may result in earning college credit for high school coursework. These courses are used to calculate overall Grade Point Average (GPA) and typically count extra in the calculation. Postsecondary institutions determine college credit awarded based on the AP Exam score earned. We strongly encourage students who take AP courses to sit for the course AP Exam in May. Students should visit the College Board web site to determine the location and cost of the AP Exam in their area. Visit apstudent.collegeboard.org to learn more.
Foreign Language Course Policy
Voice activities are REQUIRED in foreign language courses. Students cannot pass these courses unless they submit audio recordings of their voice activities. Students need to ensure they have the proper tools to record and submit audio clips to their instructor for grading.