Studies in K-12 e-learning programs have revealed the following best practices for success:
Consistency: Logging in to all courses within the first day following orientation and logging in frequently, with no more than a day or two between log ins.
Time: Spending adequate time learning the material, engaging in course activities and assignment completion, and interacting with teachers. Full-Time students should spend a minimum of 25-28 hours a week on their online coursework. Concurrent and Part-Time students should be spending a minimum of 5-6 hours each week working on each course.
Progress: Turning in sufficient work each week to be on pace to finish by the course end-date. Staying on top of assignments that are due each week is the most important indicator of success for online students.
Based on these success indicators and combined with our commitment to excellence and integrity in educational delivery, Chandler Online Academy has established requirements for attendance and progress to support a successful online learning experience for our students.
COA Attendance & Progress Requirements
Get started: Log in and begin working in all classes within 1-2 days of the course start date
Attend Class Consistently: Log in a minimum of 5 days per week
Attend Class Adequately: Full-time students should be spending a minimum of 25-28 hours each week working in courses (as reported through the Infinite Campus Student Portal). Concurrent and Part-Time students should be spending a minimum of 5-6 hours each week working on each course.
Meet Due Dates: Complete all assignments on or before the due date.
Students must submit the total amount of time they spent working on a course through the student’s Infinite Campus Portal each week no later than Sunday at 9:00 p.m. Weekly submission of attendance is required to maintain enrollment in the program. If attendance is not submitted for 14 consecutive days, classes will be inactivated.
Attendance must be current before final exam can be taken or final grade will not post to transcript.
Parents are encouraged to monitor student progress by viewing their student's activity in BUZZ. Observer accounts are available for parents. The first time a student enrolls in a COA course the parent will receive an email to set up the observer account (to the email on file in Infinite Campus).
Students and guardians will receive weekly attendance email updates
Students who have not been consistently logging their attendance (14 days of no attendance submitted) will receive an email notifying them that their account will be inactivated and it will include the steps that need to be taken to resolve the issue.
Refer to the Student Handbook for additional information about our academic, attendance and progress policies.