The Online Health course combines online instruction with an on-campus final.
The teacher is online during regular business hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. There is a hotline and live chat available any other time Monday-Friday and noon to midnight on Saturday and Sunday. Students will have 24/5 support and just half days on the weekends.
The live office hours are chances for students to drop-in online and is usually a live interactive session. This can also be set up at another scheduled time that works best for the student's schedule. For example, a teacher might be online Tuesday from 2:30- to 4:30 p.m. and then Thursday from 10:00-11:00 a.m. for live question and answer. Alternatively, students can request other times that work for them and the teacher to get together outside of that time for one-on-one support. Students also have the 24/5 chat support if they need it or can't get a hold of their teacher and are stuck or do not want to wait till the following day.
The online Health course is available from June 19 to July 25, 2017. Each student works at their own pace and can start and finish the course any time within the stated time period. The final must be completed by noon on Tuesday, July 25.
This course is for students who will be taking AP Human Geography in the Fall at Agoura or Calabasas High Schools or for students who only need the Health class for graduation.
The course consists of 9 Units. Each unit has multiple sections with 4 quizzes and 2 unit tests. The final exam is taken on-campus at Agoura High School. Proctored finals will be administered every Thursday at 10 a.m. during the summer school session, with the exception of the last week when the final will be proctored on Tuesday, July 25 at 10 a.m. Students must schedule a specific date with the Summer School Principal 48 hours before before arriving on campus to take the final. With prior approval, students have the option of taking the final in the presence of a notary if they are traveling.
Parents/Guardians act as their student's "Learning Coach" with their own login account. They are responsible for monitoring the student's daily progress, checking email daily for updates, ensuring student connectivity to the internet and establishing a work and learning environment for the student. They can communicate directly with the teacher to address concerns and support solutions. The Parent/Guardian must be prepared to play an active role in supervising their student. Taking this online course is a family commitment.
Student Support Includes:
• Access to online instructional content. Please note that students progress one unit at a time and must pass quizzes and tests before being able to access the next unit.
• An assigned teacher. This teacher monitors the student's progress, provides detailed feedback on assignments, initiates and responds to email communications, and is available for one-to-one scheduled support sessions.
• Communication by email. Teachers are constantly checking emails to make sure they respond to any student request within 24 hours.
Information Meeting on Wednesday, May 17
Students enrolling in the online Health course are encouraged to attend an information meeting with their parent or guardian on Wednesday, May 17 at 7 p.m. in Room A-1 at Agoura High School. Students are committing to a rigorous, structured program and all details of the course requirements will be outlined at this meeting. It is important for both students and parents to know how the online program works. This meeting gives parents and students the opportunity to get answers to any questions or concerns they may have.
First Day Mandatory meeting for students before they can begin their online coursework
There is a mandatory meeting for all students taking the online Health course on Monday, June 19, at 11 a.m. at Agoura High School in Room A-1. This meeting is for the students only. They will be given procedural instructions and course access codes at this time.
Before enrolling in the online Health course, all students and parents must read and agree to the Code of Conduct for Students taking Online Health Course.
Comparison of our on-campus and online Health course:
Both on-campus and online courses are very rigorous and move at a quick pace. Both types of courses will require 30 to 40 hours of concentrated study per week. We stress the rigor of the online course in an attempt to dispel the common perception that taking an online course is "the easy way" to get a grade.
The online Health course covers the same California State Standards that will be covered in the on-campus course and follows the Las Virgenes Unified School District's pattern of presentation. Quizzes and tests are taken online, but the final must be taken at Agoura High School or witnessed by a Notary if the student is traveling.
The on-campus course provides students with immediate clarification or review on a topic. Online course students must wait until they can contact their teacher for clarification.
Students in an on-campus course spend 5.5 hours per day at school and typically spend 2 to 3 hours per night on homework and long-term assignments. Students taking the online course are expected to spend 30 to 40 hours per week on coursework.