ASD Policies

 

ASD iSchool establishes high expectations for student success. To support student success and maintain instructional progress, students are required to submit assignments in their course on a weekly basis and to maintain regular contact with their instructors.

 

  • Any student who does not make progress in the course for a period of 14 days without prior arrangements with the instructor will be contacted in order to reconnect the student with the instructor and the course.
  • The parent will also be  contacted if the student does not make progress in the course for a period of 14 days without prior arrangement with the instructor.
  • Failure to respond to attempts to contact the student and parent, or failure to make regular progress in the course may result in withdrawal from the course with a withdraw failing (W/F) grade. 

 

Student Agreement: Students are expected to agree to the following as part of the registration process.


I acknowledge that during the first 20 school days(4 weeks) of being activated in an ASD iSchool course I may drop the course without penalty. 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. If I drop the course after the drop deadline, I understand that I may receive a withdraw (W/F) failing grade on my transcript.

 

Student Code of Conduct


Internet access is required for all ASD iSchool students. Internet access must be used in a responsible, safe, efficient, ethical, and legal manner. Access to electronic information may result in the availability of inappropriate material. Although it is impossible to control such misuses, with responsible use, the benefits of the Internet as an educational tool outweigh the negatives. Partnering with parents to teach responsible Internet use is a valuable learning opportunity for our students.

 

Please review the following netiquette rules and ASD iSchool expectations carefully:

 

  • Students are responsible for good behavior in all ASD iSchool courses, just as they are in a traditional school building. It is expected the students will use the computer in a way that shows consideration and respect. It is against school policy to use obscene, profane, threatening, or disrespectful language.
  • Academic integrity and authenticity of student work is taken very seriously. Do not cut, copy, or plagiarize Internet content or the work of your online classmates. ASD iSchool instructors utilize technologies to check for authenticity. Copying, knowingly allowing others to copy from you, and/or misusing Internet content could result in removal from ASD iSchool courses.
    Security is a high priority. If you identify a security problem, please notify ASD iSchool staff.
  • Email is not private. Use email appropriately in course communication with students and staff. Never say anything via email that you wouldn't mind seeing on the school bulletin board or in the local newspaper.
  • Beware of emails from anyone, particularly adults you don’t know, asking for personal information, attempting to arrange meetings, or engaging in personal contact. Alert your parent or teacher of any message you receive that is inappropriate or makes you feel uncomfortable.
  • Email with your online classmates should be course-related. Do not send unsolicited email to your online classmates.
  • Email addresses that use profanity or may be construed as offensive, shall not be permitted for course login or MyHigh correspondence. ASD iSchool Administration reserves the right to determine if student email addresses are inappropriate. Students will be asked to use an alternative email address or be refused course access if their email address is deemed inappropriate.
  • Protect your password. Keep it secret from anyone except your parents.
    Students and parents are responsible for Internet access and the associated costs.

 

Harassment and Cyber bullying


Harassment and Cyber bullying will not be tolerated and shall result in disciplinary action.

 

Harassment: Harassment is a single act or course of conduct directed toward an individual or group of people that serves no legitimate purpose other than to annoy, intimidate, frighten, alarm, torment, or abuse that person or group.
(ASD Student Handbook; Section III-2)

 

Cyber bullying: An act of cyber bullying is prohibited and will result in disciplinary action. Cyber bullying encompasses any of the already prohibited actions – such as bullying, discrimination, or harassment – accomplished through electronic means.
“Electronic means” include, but are not limited to, information and communication technologies such as e-mail, voice mail, cell phone and pager text messages, instant messaging (IM), personal Web sites, Weblogs, and online personal polling Web sites.


Examples of cyber bullying include:

 

  • Posting slurs or rumors or other disparaging remarks about a student or staff member on any Web site or Weblog;
  • Sending e-mail or instant messages that are harassing or threatening;
  • Taking and sending an unauthorized and unwanted photograph of a student or staff member.

 

The District will discipline a student the district determines has engaged in cyber bullying that takes place on school grounds, at any school-sponsored activity, on school-provided transportation or at any official school bus stop, through the use of the District Internet system or on any District equipment, or at any time off-campus if the cyber bullying causes or threatens to cause a sub-
stantial and material disruption at school or interference with a student’s education or security. (ASD Student Handbook; Section III-3)

 

Any action by a student or parent deemed inappropriate will be fully investigated by the ASD iSchool administrator.

 

Consequences for student actions that violate this policy shall be determined by the ASD iSchool administrator and could result in removal from the course.

 

Internet Use and Misuse


ASD iSchool students should have s signed Anchorage School District Internet Use Agreement on file at their home school.


Students should follow ASD Policy for Internet Use.


Internet /E-mail or Network/ Computer Misuse: Students are required to use school computers, school or district networks, and the Internet system in an appropriate manner. Inappropriate use of computers, school or district networks, Internet, e-mail, ASD equipment used in ASD facilities, or at/for ASD events, is prohibited.

 

Inappropriate use may include, but is not limited to, the following:

 

  • Accessing,sendingordisplayingoffensivemessagesorpictures
  • Usingobscenelanguage
  • Harassing,demeaning,defaming,insulting,threateningorattacking others
  • Violatingcopyrightlaws
  • Usinganother’spassword,impersonatinganotherperson
  • Trespassinginanother’sfolders,workorfiles
  • Deliberatelydamaginghardwareorsoftware
  • EmployingtheASDorschoolnetworkforcommercialpurposes
  • Usingdistrictcomputersforillegalactivities
  • Plagiarism(claimingworkdonebysomeoneelseasone’sown as per ASD Student
  • Handbook, Section III-4)

 

Anchorage School District Administrators will cooperate fully with local, state, or federal officials in any investigation related to any illegal activities conducted through Internet access.

 

Athletic Eligibility


ASD iSchool grades are reported via Zangle and classes are included when calculating GPA for athletic eligibility. It is recommended that student athletes closely follow pacing guides for their classes and keep up to date on their assignment submissions.