OnlineHS Student Orientation: SUMMER 2014
SUMMER 2014 REGISTRATION & ENROLLMENT IS CLOSED
Welcome to OnlineHS, your Everett Public Schools virtual school. By choosing to learn online, you enjoy the freedom and flexibility that online learning provides, including 24/7 access to your course curriculum, your teacher, and classmates. With technology, computers and the Internet, you can learn anywhere, anytime!
Registration & Summer School Information
- General information regarding the Everett Public Schools Summer school and Registration information is via the Everett Public Schools web site.
- Please go here for a catalog and web-based registration & enrollment –> http://www.everettsd.org/domain/2422
- ALL registration is performed online and requires a credit card for payment. Students requiring financial aid must work with their school’s counselor.
- Monday, July 7th at 1:30PM at Sequoia HS in the gym
- We HIGHLY recommend that students new to online learning come to this presentation, where they’ll be able to meet their teacher in-person and ask questions. Also, we will break out by subject matter and the teachers will share specific strategies for success in their courses.
- For students who may have taken OnlineHS courses in the past who are taking the OnlineHS Culminating Exhibition (CE) course, you will also benefit by attending and understanding the additional on-site requirements for online students taking this course.
All students are required to successfully complete the following six tasks (marked with a check mark) to be enrolled and remain in the OnlineHS program.
Intro to Online Learning Video (watch: 8:30)
Make sure that the summer school calendar works for you and your family.
- Monday July 7 @ 1:30 is our on-site Introduction to Online Learning for new students and parents. 1:30PM at Sequoia HS, in the gym
- Tuesday July 8 @ 10am is the first day of summer school. This is when students will first have access to their course AND, they should jump out and get a going
- Thursday July 10 @ 10am is our drop & refund day. Students who have not completed the Orientation & First Assignment in their course are automatically dropped from summer school with funds credited back to the credit card use to enroll.
- Friday July 25 @ 10am is our half way point. An important day because students taking TWO classes MUST have at least 60% to be enrolled in their 2nd class. It’s very common for students in Math to complete a YEAR–2 semester courses during summer school, specifically so they can advance to the next level in the fall
- August 14 @ 10am is the last point when students can submit work that will be graded for OnlineHS.
- The most critical understanding of OnlineHS summer school is the amount of time needed to work, learn, and earn credit. Courses are the same semester long (90 hour) courses taught during a half-year semester. This means that students will need to:
- Log-in every day
- Work almost THREE HOURS per day
- Produce and complete work every day
- Complete work regularly to finish the course before August 14th (there are NO extensions)
- Students taking two courses (ex. a full year of Math), take one course at a time and must earn a passing grade in the first in the first 3 weeks, before they’re enrolled in the second course.
- This means students (and their parents) have difficult decisions about how to use their time. Taking a vacation is not advised. A two-week vacation is one-third of summer school and should not be missed. While it’s true students *can* work from any Internet-connected device, the important part is they MUST work.
- All classes are graded, calculated into a students cumulative GPA, and are recorded on their permanent transcript.
- Plagiarism is a serious academic offense. Plagiarism is a form of dishonesty that occurs when a student passes off someone else’s work as their own. This can range from failing to cite an author or published work for ideas incorporated into the student’s paper, to handing in someone else’s work as their own.
- Plagiarism or cheating of any kind is not acceptable. Students who do so will receive a “0” on the assignment(s) and be put on notice that any further incident will result in a failing grade for the course and an inability to take OnlineHS courses in the future.
- We encourage students to use the Internet to research and find additional information on their course. When you do, make sure that you cite it with the web address, then comment on it so you’re adding your voice to a new piece of information that adds to your topic. This is the minimum requirement for using information from the Internet and you’ll want to pay attention to any other specific instructions from your instructor.
- Students automatically agree to this policy by registering and being included in the OnlineHS program, which is a “choice” academic program.
- We encourage collaboration & cooperation. In instances where students work together on assignments, the teacher must first be notified and the assignment must clearly indicate the contributions of each student.
- Electronic communication is CRITICAL in an online environment. There are many ways to communicate but, unless you’re detailed and descriptive, none of them will be effective.
- Watch this YouTube Video: How To Write Effective Emails
- Complete this Simulation: Communication in an Online Course
- TWO IMPORTANT POINTS:
- In all emails, you need to close with your (1) Name (2) Student Number (3) Course Title
- If your instructor sends you or your class an email, you should respond immediately, to let them know you received it.
- CREATE a personal introduction following the assignment directions found here –> http://tinyurl.com/web20introduction
- Complete all of the information on the online form (click on the hypertext link below to access the form):
SUMMER 2014 Form –> http://tinyurl.com/2014onlinehssummer
Have you Logged-in Yet?
Students will be able to log-in to their course at 10am on Tuesday, July 8th (the first day of Summer School)– sorry, no early access.
- Go to: https://onlinehs.net
- Click on the “Log-in” link in the menu bar (right side)
- At the Blackboard portal, enter:
- UserName: Your 6-digit Everett ID number
- Password: Your 6-digit Everett ID number
- Locate the “My Courses” Box
- Click on the hypertext link for the name of your course, to enter your class.
NOTE: Returning OnlineHS students— if you changed your password during a prior term, please use that updated password. Thx! 🙂
- Summer 2014: This orientation AND the first assignment inside your course, MUST be completed PRIOR to July 10th at 10am.
If not, students are automatically dropped from the summer school program.
If you have questions, please email OnlineHS directly at: OnlineHS@EverettSD.org