Grade Requirement Policy
College Composition I & II Grade Requirements:
It is highly recommended that students participating in College Composition I (ENG 111) receive a 70/C final average or greater to continue their enrollment into College Composition II (ENG 112) as a dual enrollment course. For students who don’t earn a 70/C in ENG 111, it is strongly advised that they not continue into ENG 112. However, the decision on continuance into ENG 112 is at the discretion of the high school, community college, and Elite Learning administration should a student earn an ENG 111 passing grade (60-69).
United States History I & II Grade Requirements:
It is highly recommended that students participating in United States History I (HIS 121) receive a 70/C final average or greater to continue their enrollment into United States History II (HIS 122) as a dual enrollment course. For students who don’t earn a 70/C in HIS 121, it is strongly advised that they not continue into HIS 122. However, the decision on continuance into HIS 122 is at the discretion of the high school, community college, and Elite Learning administration should a student earn a HIS 121 passing grade (60-69).
Civil War & Reconstruction/America in Gilded Age Grade Requirements:
It is highly recommended that students participating in Civil War & Reconstruction (HIS 269) receive a 70/C final average or greater to continue their enrollment into America in the Gilded Age (HIS 270) as a dual enrollment course. For students who don’t earn a 70/C in HIS 269, it is strongly advised that they not continue into HIS 270. However, the decision on continuance into HIS 270 is at the discretion of the high school, community college, and Elite Learning administration should a student earn a HIS 269 passing grade (60-69).
United States Government and Politics/Local Government Grade Requirements:
It is highly recommended that students participating in United States Government and Politics (PLS 135) receive a 70/C final average or greater to continue their enrollment into Local Government and Politics (PLS 136) as a dual enrollment course. For students who don’t earn a 70/C in PLS 135, it is strongly advised that they not continue into PLS 136. However, the decision on continuance into PLS 136 is at the discretion of the high school, community college, and Elite Learning administration should a student earn a PLS 135 passing grade (60-69).
Business Law I & II Grade Requirements:
It is highly recommended that students participating in Business Law I (BUS 241) receive a 70/C final average or greater to continue their enrollment into Business Law II (BUS 242) as a dual enrollment course. For students who don’t earn a 70/C in BUS 241, it is strongly advised that they not continue into BUS 242. However, the decision on continuance into BUS 242 is at the discretion of the high school, community college, and Elite Learning administration should a student earn a BUS 241 passing grade (60-69).
Elite Learning Inclement Weather or School Closure 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 or school closures. 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.
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 email@example.com
- WCC: Josh Floyd at firstname.lastname@example.org
- SVCC: Christina Rimmer at email@example.com
- MECC: Melissa McKinney at MMcKinney@mecc.edu
The Southwest Virginia Education and Training Network does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law.
Late Work Policy for Students
It is your responsibility to be logged in every school day. Students are expected to work on course assignments for a minimum of 60 minutes per school day. If you are absent or unable to log on, please send a message explaining your absence as soon as possible. If you do not log on for more than three school days in a row, your guidance counselor will be contacted.
This is a college course, and you are expected to plan ahead for due dates and give yourself plenty of time to complete all work. DO NOT wait until the last minute. For example, if a writing assignment is open for an entire week, but you wait until ten minutes before the assignment closes and experience a technical problem, you will not be given an extension because ample time was provided for you to submit your work. Plan accordingly if you will be out of school on trips. All work must be completed before leaving for a school trip to prevent them from being late. Due dates are located on the calendar and throughout the course.
If you do not turn in an assignment on the deadline, you will be allowed to submit it with point deductions for one week (exceptions may apply). For example: If assignment is due on August 10, you will have until August 17 to submit it for partial credit. There will be an automatic 25-point deduction for all late submissions.
- Sue doesn’t turn in her work by the August 10 deadline. On August 11, the instructor posted the following into Sue grade book:
- Example comment in gradebook: (8-11) This assignment was due on August 10 but not submitted. You may submit the work until August 17 with a 25-point deduction. If there are extenuating circumstances that have prevented you from submitted this assignment, please contact me as soon as possible. The zero will be removed after the assignment if submitted.
- Sue turns in her work three days late. After grading the assignment, her instructor believes it is quality work. He assigns her a 90 BUT he then deducts 25 points because the assignment was late. Sue will see a 65 in the grade book. Students will be made aware of the last day to submit the assignment within the grade book.
- If Sue doesn’t turn in her assignment by the final deadline, she will see an additional statement in her grade book. (8-18) This assignment is now closed. It was not submitted by the final deadline. You may longer submit this assignment for a grade.
Exceptions to the late work policy will only be allowed IF a documented excuse is provided by your school’s guidance counselor or administrative staff (illness, family emergency, etc.). Email the teacher if problems occur so they can be handled on a one-on-one basis. Please be aware that SVETN’s schedule requires that we adhere to deadlines, even when schools are closed. If you have internet access at home, continue to log in and participate in class even if your school is closed. If you do not have home internet access, it is your responsibility to inform the instructor at the beginning of the semester.