Students are required to attend classes for 180 days, or until all prescribed curriculum has been completed.
Each course has been designed to be completed over an 18- or 36-week period.
Students should expect to spend at least 2.5 hours per week per course. High school students should expect to work at least 15-20 hours per week. Middle school students should expect to work at least 12-15 hours per week.
Students who do not log into a course for more than 2 weeks are in violation of CEA attendance policies. Students who do not log in for more than 30 days without prior notification are considered truant.
CEA issues grades only for completed semesters. No grade is given for partially completed work.
Parents must agree to take an active role in supervising their child’s attendance.
Due date change requests will only be honored when made by a parent.
Students must accept responsibility for their study habits and schedules.
Students are provided a weekly schedule and a calendar. Students are expected to follow the assigned due dates as best as possible. CEA’s policy is that a due date is kept as long as an assignment is submitted any time in the same week that it becomes due.
80% of online time should be spent going through lessons, answering questions and completing exercises, worksheets and other learning activities. No more than 20% of time should be spent taking assessments. Additional off-line time may be required for writing essays, research, completing journals or other projects.
Students are expected to take good notes.
Students are required to keep all e-mails and attachments sent to teachers for at least one year.
Students MAY NOT refer to the online curriculum or any other resource when taking exams.
Teachers have the right to augment or replace a particular activity or test to meet full completion of all requirements.
Students may not skip or “opt out” of any assignment in exchange for a lower grade. All assignments must be completed.
Students are required to earn a 70 or above on all assignments. CEA does not award failing or “D” grades.
Assignments must be completed in the order they are assigned; students may not skip assignments. In Apex, students are locked out of subsequent units until all work in the current and previous units is completed.
At least one test per semester must be proctored via Skype in the core classes of English, math, science and history. Students are required to have a microphone and camera.
Parents must agree to take an active role in supervising their child’s progress.
When students have questions, or are locked out of an assignment, they should contact their teacher immediately. Teachers have 24-48 hours to respond.
Students are responsible to communicate with their teacher when they have a problem and wait 24-48 hours for the teacher’s response.
Teachers are available Monday-Friday, except on holidays. Teachers are not available on weekends or during school vacations. Please refer to the calendar for a list of school holidays and vacation periods.
Each teacher provides a bio listing the times he or she is available.
The business office is open Monday-Friday, 10am – 4pm Eastern time. If a teacher has not responded to an email within 48 hours, please forward a copy to the administration and head teacher, and call the business office.