iLearn Course Policies

 

REFUNDS

› Refunds are only accepted within 2 weeks of the class start date and is subject to a $250.00 processing fee.

› If a student gets suspended or expelled, no refund will be provided.

 

HOLDS/TRANSFER

› A student can transfer to another program (BL, DL), however a fee of $50.00 applies.

› If for any reason, a student needs to put a course on hold, a $25.00 fee is required. Each course can only be put on hold once, for a maximum period of 2 months.

 

BL ATTENDANCE

› A BL student is required to attend class twice a week.

› If a student misses 3 consecutive classes, without a valid reason, the student will be put on attendance probation and will have to discuss the matter with the Vice-Principal.

› If a student misses a total of 8 classes for any one course, without a valid reason from a parent/guardian, the student will be dropped from the course(s) and a mark will be assigned.

› If a student is given inactive status by their teacher, due to attendance or lack of work submitted, the student will be dropped from the course, and a final mark will be assigned at the discretion of the school.

› All absences are to be notified by a parent/guardian by email ([email protected]) or calling the office at 604-590-5504.

› A student is required to give at least 24-hours notice for any absences related to appointments (i.e. doctor’s appointment). If it is a same day absence or if the child is sick, a parent must call in and inform the school. If the student is going to miss more than one day of school, we require a doctor’s note.

 

TEXTBOOK DEPOSIT

› There is a $100 book deposit for each required textbook for some courses.

› iLearn will return the deposit once the borrowed resources have been returned.

› Please note that your final report card will not be provided until all borrowed resources have been returned to iLearn.

 

WITHDRAWAL/INACTIVE STATUS

› To receive a grade of “W,” a student has to withdraw from a course within 2 weeks of activation.

› If a student wishes to drop a class after the 2 weeks, they will receive the grade (% mark) that they have earned in the course.

› All incomplete assignments will be given a zero and a final mark will be assigned.

 

RENEWALS

› If a student is enrolled in the 1-year program, the expiration date will be 12 months from the date of registration, or the student’s 19th birthday, whichever comes first.

› A student must complete all courses they are enrolled in within the one year that is allotted.

 

DOUBLE DIPPING

› A student cannot take the same course at the same time at two separate BC high schools.

 

COURSE COMPLETION POLICY

› A student is given 4 months to complete each course and 5 months for AP courses. At the 4/5 month mark all incomplete assignments will be given a zero and a final mark will be assigned.

› A teacher may authorize extensions for a student under special circumstances.

 

DL COMMUNICATION

› A student must be in touch with their teacher(s) at least twice a week.

› If communication issues come up more than once, a phone call home will be made and the student can be withdrawn from the course at the school’s discretion.

› If a student misses four weekly communications in a row, their course will automatically be put on hold.

› If the student chooses to re-activate the course, the student can activate only as a blended student.

› If a student misses 8 weekly communications overall, they will be dropped from the course and a final mark will be assigned.

 

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY POLICY

› iLearn Secondary School expects a high standard of academic integrity. Student work needs to be original and sources referenced appropriately.

› There is a strict no cheating policy, not just restricted to tests and quizzes, but also to assignments and homework. All parties involved will be given a zero on the first instance of cheating in the course. On the second instance, the student will be dropped from the course.

 

INITIALS REPORT CARDS

› Interim report cards are given out when a student completes 50% of the course.

› Final report cards are given 20 days after completing their final exam.

› Interim and final report cards will be emailed to the student and parents/guardian.

› A student will also receive report cards in person when requested.

› All final marks will be emailed to parents/guardian, the student, and the student’s school of record – it is the school of record’s responsibility to submit those marks to the Ministry of Education. If we are the school of record, we will submit those marks directly.

› A $30 fee is required for any a student that requests rushed transcripts.

 

iALERTS

Parents/Guardians may receive an iAlert monthly for the following reasons (In which, emails will be sent):

› Regularly not meeting due dates

› Regularly receiving zeros on assignments

› 25% discrepancy between tests and assignments

› Plagiarism

› Moving too slowly/not setting enough due dates.

 

TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN AN ONLINE COURSE, A STUDENT NEEDS TO BE FAMILIAR WITH:

› Using email to send and receive messages with attachments

› Google and web searching

› Office software for formatting, opening and downloading documents in various formats (Word, PDF, etc.).


AN ONLINE LEARNER WILL BE MORE SUCCESSFUL IF THEY HAVE THE FOLLOWING ATTRIBUTES:

› Can work independently with minimal external direction.

› Are not afraid to ask questions and seek assistance when needed.

› Can complete necessary tasks within a scheduled time frame.

› Have necessary literacy skills to work through the curriculum independently.

› Are able to manage time effectively and discipline oneself to maintain course work according to a schedule.

› Are willing to contact his or her teacher for clarification and assistance with course work.

› Have computer skills and are competent at referencing internet materials when required for course work.

› Have personal support (family/friends) to encourage educational goals and monitor progress.