Elite Learning

Policies

GRADING POLICY
WEATHER POLICY
STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT

Grade Requirement Policy

English Grade Requirements:

Students participating in English 111 – English I must receive a 70/C final average or greater to continue their enrollment into English 112—English II as a dual enrollment course. For students who don’t earn a 70/C in ENG 111 may remain in the course for high school credit only. Community college credit will NOT be given unless arrangements are made directly with the college to allow credit. The decision to allow a student to remain in the course is at the discretion of the high school, community college and Elite Learning administration. Students participating in English 112 must receive a 70/C final average or greater to continue their enrollment into ENG 211—Creative Writing course.

History Grade Requirements:

Students participating in HIS 121—United States History I must receive a 70/C final average or greater to continue their enrollment into HIS 122—United States History II as a dual enrollment course. For students who don’t earn a 70/C in HIS 121, they may remain in the course for high school credit only. Community college credit will NOT be given unless arrangements are made directly with the college to allow credit. The decision to allow a student to remain in the course is at the discretion of the high school, community college and Elite Learning administration. Students participating in HIS 269—Civil War & Reconstruction must receive a 70/C final average or greater to continue their enrollment into HIS 270—America in the Gilded Age as a dual enrollment course.

For students who don’t earn a 70/C in HIS 269, they may remain in the course for high school credit only. Community college credit will NOT be given unless arrangements are made directly with the college to allow credit. The decision to allow a student to remain in the course is at the discretion of the high school, community college and Elite Learning administration.

Students participating in PLS 211—United States Government I must receive a 70/C final average or greater to continue their enrollment into PLS 212—United States Government II as a dual enrollment course. For students who don’t earn a 70/C in PLS 211, they may remain in the course for high school credit only. Community college credit will NOT be given unless arrangements are made directly with the college to allow credit. The decision to allow a student to remain in the course is at the discretion of the high school, community college and Elite Learning administration.

Business Law Grade Requirements:

Students participating in BUS 241—Business Law must receive a 70/C final average or greater to continue their enrollment into BUS 242—Business Law II as a dual enrollment course. For students who don’t earn a 70/C in BUS 241, they may remain in the course for high school credit only. Community college credit will NOT be given unless arrangements are made directly with the college to allow credit. The decision to allow a student to remain in the course is at the discretion of the high school, community college and Elite Learning administration.

Elite Learning Inclement Weather Policy

Asynchronous online courses have many advantages over the traditional classroom. Among those advantages are the availability of the instructor, the opportunity to "attend" class from many locations, the flexibility of schedule, and no make-up days due to snow. To provide the required amount of “seat-time” for students, Elite Learning instructors will continue to present class material and require assignment submissions. When some schools are temporarily closed, it is necessary to require a continuation of assigned work even if students are absent from school due to weather. It is the responsibility of the student to access the class via Internet during this type of absence. Students without Internet access beyond school hours will need to discuss this with their instructor at the beginning of the semester.

Elite Learning Code of Student Conduct

Each student is considered a responsible adult, and it is assumed that students will maintain standards of conduct appropriate to membership in this online learning program. Emphasis is placed on standards of student conduct rather than on limits or restrictions. Guidelines and regulations governing student conduct are developed by representatives of the faculty, staff, and administration.

NOTE: All Elite Learning students are community college students and must abide by the Code of Conduct of their representative college. Elite Learning’s Code of Conduct is derived from partner community college regulations.

Forms of Student Misconduct Subject to Disciplinary Action

1. All forms of dishonesty, including cheating, plagiarism, knowingly furnishing false information to instructors or administrators, and the forgery, alteration, or use of course documents or instruments of identification with the intent to defraud.

2. All forms of plagiarism including the appropriation of passages, either word for word or in substance, from the writings of another and the incorporation of those passages as one’s own in written work offered for credit. Elite Learning assumes that the written work offered for credit is the student’s own unless proper credit is given the original author by the use of quotation marks and footnotes or other explanatory inserts.

3. All collaboration with another person in the preparation or editing of notes, themes, reports, or other written work offered for credit is prohibited unless such collaboration has been specifically approved in advance by the instructor. Examples of collaboration include extensive use of another’s ideas for preparing a creative assignment and receiving undue assistance in the preparation or editing of written materials.

4. Giving or receiving, offering or soliciting information on any quiz, test, or examination is prohibited; this includes the following:

(a) Copying from another student’s paper.

(b) Use of prepared materials during the examination.

(c) Collaboration with another student during the examination.

(d) Buying, selling, stealing, soliciting, or transmitting the contents of an examination.

(e) Substituting for another person during an examination or allowing such a substitution for one’s self.

(f) Bribery of any person to obtain examination information.

Misconduct Guidelines – Online Learning Specifics

1. Students who gain access to user accounts other than their own by using various technologies or through other dishonest means may be suspended from the program. See suspension outcomes under the Sanctions section of this document.

2. Students who intentionally or unintentionally view other’s personal information, grades or other “locked” areas of user accounts may be suspended from the program. See suspension outcomes under the Sanctions section of this document.

3. Students are expected to perform all work themselves. If it is discovered and proven that any student is allowing others to access their user account and complete assignments, tests, etc., he or she may be suspended at the discretion of the administrators.

4. Administrators retain the right to use any and all tracking technologies available to them within student civil rights. This will ensure that students are presenting assignments in an honest manner.

Sanctions:

The following sanctions may be imposed:

Admonition: An oral or written statement to a student that he/she is violating or have violated program rules and may be subject to more severe disciplinary action.

Suspension: Exclusion from participating in the program as a student for a definite period of time. Suspension will result in a zero grade reported to the community college in which the student is enrolled.

Additional sanctions may be imposed if the Honor Code violation is severe. Violations may be reported to the community college as all violations are also a violation of the Honor Code of your local community college.

Sophomore Participation Policy

Dual Enrollment coursework is restricted to high school juniors and seniors. Because admitting sophomores is considered exceptional, the college-ready status of each prospective sophomore student will be treated on a case-by-case basis. An exceptional sophomore would be a student who is in an honors or gifted program at the time they request permission to take dual enrollment courses. Permission to participate in Elite Learning courses will require approval from the community college. Requests by the secondary school for exceptions must be forwarded to the Dual Enrollment Coordinator, along with relevant academic information regarding the student. The request must demonstrate that the student has met established placement criteria and is ready both academically and emotionally for college-level coursework. Each community college may require different paperwork. Contact the following Dual Enrollment Coordinators for more information:

  •  VHCC: Pat Farmer at pfarmer@vhcc.edu
  •  WCC: Josh Floyd at jfloyd@wcc.vccs.edu
  •  SVCC: Christina Rimmer at christina.rimmer@sw.edu
  •  MECC: John Bledsoe at jobledsoe@mecc.edu