Attendance Policy and Participation

Only through continuous communication can students be successful in an online course. Within each course the instructor outlines the weekly minimum work requirements. It is essential that the student and instructor maintain regular contact. All students are required to initiate one high-touch communication with each of their online instructors during the instructor's office hours on a weekly basis. High-touch communication includes phone, messages or chat room participation. A minimum number of assignments must be completed on a weekly basis. Failure to submit the minimum number of assignments on a weekly basis may result in removal from the course and can result in a failing grade assigned to a student's transcript.

To ensure that our students are aware of this commitment, the process outlined below will be followed: If the student does not submit the expected number of assignment(s) within a period of seven (7) consecutive days, the student and parent(s) will be notified of the student's unacceptable pace for submitting assignments. If the student does not respond to the notification by submitting assignments within seven (7) days, the online education coordinator will make contact with the student/parent(s). If the student does not respond by submitting assignments after the second notification, the school will assume that the student does not intend to remain in the course, and the student will be administratively dropped from the course.

Grades

The grading scale is as follows:

A+   97-100  B- 80-83
 A  94-96 C+ 77-79
 A-  90-93 C 74-76
 B+  87-89  C- 70-73
 B  84-86  NP 55-69

Final Transcripts

Final student transcripts will be emailed to you upon completion of the course. Requests for official copies must be made by a school official at your local school district.

Course Withdrawals

Withdrawal from a course must be in writing within 7 days of the course start date. During the first 7 days of being activated in a course, a student may drop the course without penalty. Requests to drop the class after this period will result in a failing grade. No refunds after the first day of class

Contact Information

Vincent Tripodi
Online Education Coordinator
Email: vtripodi@hcstonline.org
Phone: +1.201.662.6570