VTVLC Activity & Participation Policy
Only through continuous communication, activity and participation can students be successful in an online course. This activity is equivalent to attendance and participation in a traditional classroom environment. Within each course the instructor outlines the weekly minimum work requirements and students will abide by the following VTVLC policies:
- 7 Day Activity: If a student does not actively participate in his/her course during a seven (7) day period, the teacher will notify via email the student, counselor, parent and VTVLC Dean of Students. Active participation is indicated by the student submitting the expected number of assignment(s) as indicated by the specific course calendar or pace chart.
- 14 Day Activity: If after an additional 7 days, the student still has not actively participated in his/her course, the teacher will notify via email the student, counselor, parent and VTVLC Dean of Students. The Dean of Students will then initiate phone call(s) to determine the problem. These communications will clearly indicate that the student may be withdrawn from the course within a 7 day period from this communication if the student remains inactive.
- 21 Day Activity: If the student still remains inactive in the course, the teacher will again email the student, counselor, parent, VTVLC Dean of Students and also the VTVLC Director indicating that the course withdrawal process has begun. The Dean of Students and Director will make the final determination regarding the course withdrawal.
- An official final grade report will be entered for the student and sent to his/her school upon completion of the course and the return of the course materials to VTVLC.
Drop Policy (Traditional Enrollments Only)
During the course request process, the student agrees to the following:
I acknowledge that during the first 28 days of being activated into my VTVLC course, I may drop the course without penalty. Upon dropping a course after the first 28 days, a grade of WF will be issued. I understand that for each online course there are a minimum number of assignments that must be completed each week. Failure to submit the minimum number of assignments on a weekly basis may result in my removal from the course and may result in a failing grade being assigned to my academic transcript.
Disclaimer: Local district/local school drop policies supersede VTVLC’s drop policy. It is the responsibility of the student/parents to be informed of their local school district policies.
VTVLC Refund Policy
Refunds will not be granted if a student elects to drop a course after the 28 day drop period for VTVLC facilitated fall, spring and year round courses OR if a student elects to drop a course after the first day of classes for ‘On Demand’, summer semester, parent facilitated home study and learning recovery, OR if a student elects to drop a VHS course after the first day of class.