Semester III Course Expectations

Semester III Course Information and Expectations

Thank you for your interest in Semester III Courses. This special opportunity allows students earn up to two credits towards graduation after successful completion of the course(s). All courses are offered in a blended format. For full credit courses, 60 hours of face-to-face instruction will occur. For half credit courses, 30 hours of face-to-face instruction will occur. In both cases, students will also complete online coursework to supplement the face-to-face instruction. Courses run 2.5 hours Monday - Thursday (either 7:30- 10:00 OR 10:15-12:45) with EVERY Friday (and some noted holidays) OFF. Course, course instructors, and specific course times will be posted on this site as soon as this information is available. 

Workload/Homework

Since Semester III courses operate under a compressed schedule as compared to courses taken during the regular school year, work to be completed outside of the classroom will be significant. Students can expect at least two hours of blended work/homework each night in each course.

Grading

Students will be graded according to CVHS standard grading policies. Courses are considered Level 2 courses (i.e. College Prep) and are weighted as 1.0. Final grades factor into students’ GPAs the same that courses taken during the school year do. Grades will be entered into Schoology by teachers and transferred to CVSIS at the end of the summer.

Attendance Policy

Students taking full credit courses will be allowed to miss up to four (4) days of face-to-face instruction. Students taking half credit courses will be allowed to miss up to two (2) days of face-to-face instruction. Students will be expected to complete any and all makeup work for their absences. For any planned absences, it is imperative that the student prearrange with the teacher these absences so that they can stay current with the coursework.

Laptops

Each student enrolled in a Semester III course will be provided with a laptop for use in the blended course. Students and their parents will sign a Semester III Student Loaner Laptop Agreement prior to being provided a device. Students are responsible for loss of the device and/or any damage to the device. Students may elect to not take a school device. In these cases, students must bring their personal laptop to school daily and have consistent access to this device and the internet at home, for outside class learning and assignments. To expedite the distribution of laptops on June 11, please bring the signed agreement with you on or before the first day of class. Agreement forms are available in the Learning Commons Office, inside your Semester III 2018 Required Introduction Course, or message Dr. Shaffer through Schoology.

Schoology

The online component of each class will be completed through the Schoology platform. Prior to the start of your course(s), available mid May, 2018, students will need to complete the “Semester III Required Introduction Course." To begin this course, go to Schoology. Enter your Student Computer Log-in username (not email) and password with which you log onto the computer at school. Once you are logged in to Schoology, click on “Courses” at the top of the homepage and then click “Join.” Enter the access code provided in the letter sent home.  Students will receive information on how to join their specific Schoology Semester III course on the first day of class or through a personal teacher contact. Please check your updates regularly.

Questions regarding these expectations can be directed to your Semester III teacher or Dr. Shaffer in the Learning Commons Office.

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