Live Online Class Frequently Asked Questions
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What are Live Online Classes?
Bridgeway Academy’s Live Online Classes are for students in grades 1 – 12. Your child will meet with the course instructor and fellow students once per week in an online classroom and then work on assignments throughout the week. These courses are designed to be highly interactive and meet a variety of learning styles, content areas and student needs.
Where can I find registration information such as deadlines for enrollment?
Please click on the Registration Info tab (above) to view our current enrollment year registration information, deadlines for enrollment and Live Online Class Important Dates.
What are the benefits of having my child participate in Live Online Classes?
Your child will experience academic collaboration, engage in exciting discussions and topics, complete hands on projects, and work with a teacher who is expert in content and online learning. They learn valuable skills in time management and responsibility through completing course work and you, as the teacher, get a break! The topics and course lengths are sure to offer something for your learner. Our teachers know what it takes to appeal to a full spectrum of learning styles and abilities, and are happy to work with you to create the best possible educational experience for your child. If you would like further information on the benefits of live online courses, please download “Virtual Classrooms Bring Homeschool Lessons to Life” available in the right hand side bar of this page.
How do students access assignments, view course resources and submit work to the instructor?
When students enroll in a Live Online Class, they get access to the Bridgeway Academy Moodle site. Within Moodle your child can access assignments, view course resources, submit their work, take tests and quizzes and view feedback and grades from the teacher. It holds all of the course content your child needs to be successful with their course.
Are payment plans available for Live Online Class only purchases?
Payment plans are available for Live Online Class purchases totaling $750 or more. Textbooks and lab kits associated with Live Online Classes must be paid for in full at time of purchase. Payment plan options are displayed during checkout for all eligible purchases.
What does my child need to participate in a Live Online Class?
Our Live Online Classes use Blackboard Collaborate for the virtual classroom. Blackboard Collaborate works with all computers and mobile devices, and runs best on the Chrome (preferred) or Firefox browser.
Students will need:
- a high speed internet connection. For more information pertaining to internet connection and bandwidth requirements, please visit: Collaborate Bandwidth FAQs
- a headset with a built-in microphone
- a webcam (optional, but preferred)
Some courses may require the additional purchase of course materials such as textbooks, novel sets or laboratory kits. When this is the case, the additional materials needed and the associated costs are easily seen when you click “View Details” next to any course listed on our Courses & Tuition pages. Unless otherwise specified, these items are available for purchase through Bridgeway Academy.
What is the refund policy for Live Online Classes?
Bridgeway Academy limits Live Online Class sizes by reserving and holding seats for enrolled approved students, making that seat unavailable to other students, often months in advance of the course start date. A Reservation Drop Fee is applied only if the course is dropped after enrollment, but prior to completing the course. The 2018-19 Reservation Drop Fee is $50 and is applied to all Live Online Class withdrawals and is applied per course dropped. Course refunds can only be provided if the withdrawal request is made within 14 days following the course start date. Withdrawal requests beyond 14 days following the course start date are no longer eligible for a refund. Contact your Bridgeway Academy advisor if you wish to change a Live Online Class selection or withdraw from a Live Online Class.
Live Online Class Materials:
K’nex Education kits are non-refundable. Unused textbooks and unopened novel sets and other laboratory kits may be returned within 30 days of purchase for a full refund minus any applicable shipping costs. Used or opened course materials are non-refundable items. The headset and high speed internet access required for participation in the live course are the sole responsibility of the customer.
What is your Live Online Class cancellation policy?
Course cancellations are rare, but if for any reason a course is not able to run as scheduled, the student will be given the option of enrolling in a course of equal value offered during the same academic year. In the event the student is unable to select a replacement course for any reason, Bridgeway Academy will refund the entire purchase price of the course. If a student wishes to select a course of higher value, the student may opt to pay the difference between the cost of the cancelled course and the new course selected. Students are also responsible for purchasing any course materials necessary for the new course selection.
What if my child is absent from a live class?
Attendance and participation are requirements for success in Live Online Classes; however, we understand a student may occasionally be absent due to illness, travel, or valid personal reasons. Recordings of the live classes will be made available to students and are required viewing when an absence occurs. If your child will be absent for an extended period of time, it is essential to communicate directly with the teacher in order to facilitate a plan to help your child be successful with the course work. Certificates of course completion for trimester long courses will only be issued for children attending 60% or more of the live class sessions unless other arrangements are made with the full approval of the course instructor. All full year and semester long courses include attendance as part of the students’ final grades, so regular attendance is strongly encouraged.
Is high school credit available?
Students who complete high school Live Online Classes Classes with a 65% or above final grade will be awarded credit for completing Live Online Classes. Credit values range from 0.5 for semester long courses to 1.0 – 2.0 credits for full year courses.
Are teachers available to assist students with their course work?
All of our Live Online Classes are taught by experienced teachers who have a passion for learning and helping students succeed. If your child needs assistance outside of the live class sessions, you are encouraged to contact the teacher by email at any time or by phone during the teacher’s office hours.