Frequently Asked Questions

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Application Process

Yes. We need a new one each year. First, some small or large bit of your info may have changed since last year. You may not remember that something has changed.

Second, the E/L agreement is class name, location and time specific. Each year you will be attending a new class. Yearly class files are kept “in tact” in case we would have to go back and research something particular to that year for you.

Assignments

Periodically, but not every week! A few over the course of the year. Some will be optional, some will not.

On time when they are asked for! You will lose points if they are late.

Must have learner’s name, phone, location, class name and date turned in.  For example: John Smith, 874-XXXX, Delta, Biology, September 8, 2017.

Attendance

Learners are encouraged to attend every session for the full school year of 32 weeks.  Absences require excuse from parents, guardian etc.

Attendance will be taken at each class.

Cost

  • Tuition payment for each the semester is due before first day of class, unless arrangements are made in advance
  • Payments are nonrefundable!
  • No refunds will be given if a “snow” “flood” or other major-impact weather event occurs
  • Missed classes (for whatever reason) are not refundable

Duration

  • General Science = 2 hrs total for class and lab; meets one time per week
  • Physical Science = 2 hrs & 15 min total for class and lab; meets one time/week
  • Biology = 3 hrs total for class and lab; meets one time per week
  • Chemistry = 3 hs total for class and lab; meets one time per week
  • Advanced Biology = 3 hrs total for class and lab; meets one time per week

All classes start and stop concurrently for 32 weeks

Usually just before and right after Labor Day (to remain concurrent)

All end concurrently mid-May.

For Parents

If learner is struggling, falling behind, low grades, unbecoming attitude

  • Parents/guardian are to grade at-home, self-tests and on your own questions done
  • Parents will determine learner’s overall grade (instructor will provide input and info)
  • Parent will determine how and if to incorporate quiz scores into learner’s end of year grade (there are many possible ways to do this)
  • Parents and learner will calculate total number of hours spent on subject matter while at home

Other family members, friends, etc may not be “dropped off” before or during the learner’s specified class time or otherwise “loiter” near the classroom area unless specific arrangements are made in advance

For Students

  • Read the text material prior to the topic being covered in a classroom/lab!
  • Bring all your necessary lab materials and equipment each week! (You lose points if you fail to bring items!)

But relative to topic at hand!

Other family members, friends, etc may not be “dropped off” before or during the learner’s specified class time or otherwise “loiter” near the classroom area unless specific arrangements are made in advance

Quizzes

  • The quiz is a “learning tool” to reinforce material and help instructor gauge overall learner understanding
  • Quiz is on the “honor system”
  • Each week’s quiz will usually be 20 questions, but that may vary
  • Extra-credit questions may be available on some quizzes to improve grade
  • One quiz grade score (the lowest raw score) of first semester will be dropped

The in class quiz grade is based on following scale

A+ 97-100 B+ 87-89 C+ 77-79 D+ 67-69

A 94-96 B 84-86 C 74-76 D 64-66

A- 90-93 B- 80-83 C- 70-73 D- 60-63

Generally, Dr. Dan Korow will round up when a learner is borderline for their cumulative quiz grade for the semester if they have performed well, shown improvement and

they usually have displayed a heart to learn.

Records

Instructor will provide a certificate at the end of the school year verifying learner’s full name, name of class completed, duration of class, date issued, grade and total in-class hours spent on subject for those learners who successfully complete the requirements

Likely we will keep hard copy files with grades for 3-4 years. After that, they will be shredded.

Student's Behavior

  • Polite, courteous, and respectful to one another and the instructor
  • Course jokes and making fun of one another is not acceptable
  • Ridiculing, making fun of people (even in a textbook) or their ideas is also not acceptable
  • Bell signals everyone be quiet
  • No horsing around (especially during labs)
  • Appropriate comments and questions encouraged when called on by raising hands
  • Codes of behavior as outlined in SJCHE and SPICE directories will be adhered to
  • We are guests at the location where the classes are being held
  • We all are to clean up after every session, leaving the room and building in the same or better condition than when we first arrived—Leave No Trace!
  • Only the specific classroom and bathrooms are open to the learners
  • No running in the building; exploring other areas will not be tolerated!
  • No skateboarding in or around building
  • Unacceptable or unsafe behavior
  • Disruptive to other learners
  • Immodest clothing (based on the instructor’s opinion)
  • Read the text material prior to the topic being covered in a classroom/lab!
  • Bring all your necessary lab materials and equipment each week! (You lose points if you fail to bring items!)