Regular attendance is key for student success. Students who do not attend regularly or who do not actively participate in their courses jeopardize their opportunities to learn and reach their full potential.
Parents will receive a regular report which allows them to monitor student’s progress. If student progress issues cannot be resolved, the administration will be informed and possible consequences may include: student and parental/guardian contact, attendance contracts, or removal from the program.
Attendance will be based on completion of lessons which can be tracked through the Learning Management System (LMS). For instance, if a student completes 7 out of 10 lessons in a course, their attendance figure would equal 80%.
Students who do not complete their courses within 12 months will be removed from the course.
CHEATING AND PLAGIARISM
It is expected that students will demonstrate respect for the intellectual property rights of others and adhere to a code of honour in all course activities. By accessing all Explorer Hop tests and exams, students necessarily agree to the understanding that these assessments, and any work submitted for evaluation, must be their own work and that any instances of cheating or plagiarism will not be tolerated.
PLAGIARISM IS DEFINED BY EXPLORER HOP AS
- The use of ideas or thoughts of a person other than the writer, without proper acknowledgement;
- The use of direct quotations, or of material paraphrased and/or summarized by the writer, without proper acknowledgement;
- The submission of an assignment that has been written in part or in whole by someone else as one’s own; and
- The submission of material obtained from a computerized source, with or without minor modifications, as one’s own.
CHEATING IS DEFINED BY EXPLORER HOP AS
- The buying and/or selling of assignments, or exam / test questions;
- Submission of the same piece of work in more than one course without the permission of the teacher;
- The preparation of an assignment by someone else other than the stated writer;
- Allowing one’s assignment to be copied by someone else or providing another student your assignment;
- The unauthorized giving or receiving of information or assistance during an examination or a test.
Academic dishonesty destroys the integrity of the program by diminishing the learning experience for the entire Explorer Hop community. Therefore, maintaining academic integrity is imperative. Whether intentional or through ignorance of the policy, acts of academic dishonesty are unacceptable and will not be tolerated by the school. Any student or students found to be in violation of this policy will be subject to a mark of zero for the assessment in question. Additional consequences, up to and including forfeiture of the credit and course fees, may be exacted. Cases of academic dishonesty will be addressed on a case-by-case basis by the Principal. Any consequences imposed will reflect a continuum of behavioural and academic responses, based on the following factors:
- The grade level of the student,
- The maturity of the student,
- The number and frequency of incidents, and
- The individual circumstances of the student.
APPROPRIATE COMPUTER USE POLICY
The Learning Management System (LMS) at Explorer Hop is designed for educational purposes only. Any use of LMS tools within a course for any purpose other than the intended educational purpose is prohibited. Inappropriate uses include, but are not limited to, criminal, obscene, commercial, or illegal purposes.
The administration reserves the right to review all student work to determine the appropriateness of computer use. If the LMS is deemed to be used inappropriately, the administration will levy consequences which may include suspensions and/or removal from the program. In some cases, further action may be taken including contacting day schools, legal representation or the police.
Students must remain vigilant to prevent entering into a situation whereby they may be suspected of inappropriate use. Therefore, students are reminded to:
- Protect their passwords and keep them private.
- Inform their teacher immediately upon receipt of suspicious messages or any incidents related to the Explorer Hop account or personal email used for Explorer Hop interactions.
- Only access content intended for student use.
- Post polite and respectful messages in the discussions available on each page of the LMS.
READINESS TO WELCOME INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS PLAN
Requirements if entering Canada:
- International students must have a valid study permit or a letter of introduction that shows you were approved for a study permit.
- Must be attending a designated learning institution (DLI) with a COVID-readiness plan approved by its province or territory.
Students must have a 14-day quarantine plan before arriving in Canada
Since all activities are online and remote, teachers and students will not be near each other. Hence, social distancing, COVID outbreaks and exposure is not a possibility.