Due to the nature of Cyber School where students are working from home instead of under the direct supervision of a teacher, there are very high accountability standards that students are held too as well as the parents and teachers.
Students are required to log in to their course work every school day as defined by the 181 day school calendar. Students have the flexibility to log in at any time during the day but must meet the following requirements to be considered present:
- Log in and spend enough time in each course to have completed work
- Remain current on all assignments or show effort in trying to stay current
- Participate in all mandatory video conferences, tutoring sessions or class chats
To spend enough time in each course is defined as the student actively completing course work in a manner that shows effort and thoughtful completion. This will be different for each student which is why there is no set time requirements. Remaining current on assignments is defined as submitting work no later than 5 days past due dates given by teacher.
Since cyber school is allowing the student to work from home, absences are only considered excused for instances where documentation can be provided such as severe illness that required physician or hospital care, death in immediate family, illness or injury, court proceedings and other similar situations. In order for absences to be excused, the required documentation must be submitted within 3 days of absence. Multiple unexcused absences will be investigated further.
Responsibilities of the Students
- Follow the attendance policies by logging in on all required days.
- Complete all work on time with effort and honesty.
- Ask for help when needed either from parent/guardian or teacher.
- Stay in communication with teacher regarding questions, problems, or concerns.
- Avoid situations which might contribute to cheating, plagiarizing, lying and stealing.
- Avoid unauthorized assistance on all school work.
- When meeting with teachers or when participating in any school social event, behaving appropriately and respectfully following typical school behavior rules.
For 8th - 12th Grade, students are also required to complete community service hours. Before graduation students are also expected to have done the following:
- Completed the PSAT in 11th Grade
- Take the SAT during 12th Grade
- Submitted at least 3 college or job applications
For more information about the community service or graduation requirements, please see the page on Academic Goals.
As a parent of an ABCCS student, a high level of involvement in your child’s education is required. As in most instances in life, the parent will be very important in the student’s success. Parents the responsible adult that will be helping the student while attending ABCCS, are expected to do the following:
- Be active participants in the learning process
- Monitor student activity on computer
- Guide student through courses and assist as needed
- Provide any supplies or required materials not provided by the school
- Monitor the use of all school provided materials
- Communicate on a regular basis with the child’s teachers
- Frequently check on due dates, late assignments, grades and reports.
For more information on Parent Responsibilities and the role of the Home Facilitator, please check the Parents page.
Our teachers are held to high standards in order to provide to all student the individualized instruction and personal attention that they deserve. All of our teachers are expected to:
- Monitor student progress and assignments frequently
- Communicate with students and parents regarding all aspects of the learning process
- Provide opportunities for students to get individual attention and assistance in their studies
- Facilitate group chats, video chats, or other forms of whole class instruction
- Provide personalized assignments, projects, or worksheets to best meet the needs of the student
- Provide high quality feedback to help students learn how to constantly improve their own learning
- Facilitate opportunities for social interaction and growth
- Make adjustments as needed to the coursework, assignments and assessments to best facilitate instruction
- Monitor student attendance and quality of work being submitted
As important as the teacher is to the learning process, success hinges on the teamwork of everyone involved. If teacher, parent and student are all working together toward the same goal, then success is guaranteed!
“Teamwork divides the task and multiplies the success.” ~Author Unknown