• Summer School FAQs

  • What kind of interaction with teachers can my child expect to expect this summer?

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    Summer school teachers have many forms of interaction and are highly engaged with students during summer school.  Email is always a form of effective communication, but we provide you with each teacher's cell phone number for text messaging and calls. In addition, teachers host multiple webinars during the week. You can think of them as "office hours" online - like Skype. 

    Students must attend at least ONE webinar session with their teacher each week of summer school. See your teachers for detail. 

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  • What courses require an End of Course test and how is that done?

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    For the 2021-22 school year, the following courses require an End of Course test. Results from this test are worth 20% of the final course average:

    - Algebra 1

    - Biology

    - US History

    - American Literature

    Students taking these courses must arrange with their home school to take the EOC test.  Do this early in the summer.

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  • Is orientation required?

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    Orientation is essential to doing well in summer school.  Orientation is required. 

    If you did summer school last year, orientation is not required. 

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  • If my child does not complete the course during the summer session, can they get an extension?

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    The last day of the summer session is the final day of work.  There will not be extensions.  

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  • What technology is required to participate in summer school?

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    Students must have access to a computer and reliable Internet service.  Students cannot do summer school over their phone.  If students lose access to the Internet at home, the student must arrange access to the Internet.  Public libraries may be a resource to consider.  Refunds will not be offered based on loss of Internet access. 

     

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  • Are there special arrangements for testing and assessments during summer school?

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    All unit assessments must be proctored either online (in a hosted web meeting with the teacher) or face-to-face.  Teachers will post a schedule of available times during the week when a student can have a test proctored.  

    If a student comes to a unit test and a proctoring session is not available right away, the student can text, call, or email the teacher to ask for the test to be bypassed temporarily so that the student may continue working. 

    VERY IMPORTANT: If we have evidence of or suspect a student of cheating on a test, we will give a zero for the test  and require all other tests to be proctored in person at Impact Academy. 

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  • What ways do students interact with their online teacher for summer school?

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    Teachers email, text, call and host web meetings (like SKYPE) in addition to the optional virtual face-to-face sessions we provide.  

    Students must attend ONE webinar session with a teacher each week of summer school. See your teacher for details.

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  • Is there any available virtual face-to-face time with teachers?

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    Most classes offer weekly virtual face-to-face opportunities for students to get help with their online classes.  There will be a weekly calendar of available sessions posted.  During these virtual face-to-face sessions, teachers work with students individually or in small groups to provide targeted help on concepts the student is struggling with.

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  • Is the virtual face-to-face component required for summer school?

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    No.  The virtual face-to-face opportunities we offer are optional but strongly suggested. The exception is if we have evidence of or suspect a student is cheating on tests.  If this happens, we may require the student to come on campus to have the test proctored in person.

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