Learners Expectations

iLEAD  LEARNER  EXPECTATIONS

Expectations:  The success or failure you experience while here is dependent on you and the effort you put forth into your own future.  So as a learner of this school, you will be expected to take responsibility for your learning.

  1. Learners are required to progress through each of their classes every school day.  K-8th grade learners are required to take Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies and Physical Education.  High School learners’ courses vary depending on requirements however, there is a minimum of five (5) and maximum of eight (8) courses required each semester.
  2. Learners are expected to work on their lessons daily. Actual times per subject will vary based on individual learner ability.
  3. Learners are expected to complete high quality assignments.  Several of these high quality assignments will be given to the Educational Facilitator to be used as samples for learner portfolios each learning period (LP).  It is mandatory that these be quality samples turned in at every LP meeting.
  4. Learners must care for and respect any materials purchased by the school for learner use and must return any non-consumable items in good condition after they have completed using them or when they withdraw from the school.
  5. As a representative of our school, learners must be on their best behavior when attending outside classes, lessons or trips.

 

Academic Honesty/Cheating:  iLEAD Exploration expects learners to do their own work and to succeed in school by their own efforts. Cheating is getting something by dishonesty or deception. Any learner who cheats or offers his or her work for such purposes violates iLEAD policies and is subject to disciplinary action. Using someone else’s answers, writings, or ideas and calling them one’s own is cheating. Providing answers or writings, or allowing someone to use one’s work as his or her own is also cheating. Cheating is also using answer keys or teachers’ editions without permission.

For any learner caught plagiarizing (copying) the writings or ideas of another, copying or using the work of another learner, or cheating by other means, disciplinary actions for these violations will include one or more of the following:

✓   The Educational Facilitator will inform the parent/guardian when cheating occurs.

✓   The learner will receive an F  for the assignment, project, test, or course.

✓   The learner may not be allowed to complete the course.

✓   Student may be suspended from school. Suspension will create an absence that will be counted as a Master Agreement Violation.

The instructional staff of iLEAD Exploration must report all acts of cheating to the administration. An Administrator shall decide on the appropriate disciplinary actions.

 

Behavioral Expectations:  At iLEAD we utilize Love and Logic as we embrace each learner’s uniqueness while modeling and expecting appropriate behavior. Our iLEAD expectations for school behavior are:

  • I will do nothing to harm myself or others.
  • I am responsible for my behavior.
  • We are each other’s keepers.
  • I take pride in myself and in my work.
  • I will leave it better than I found it.
  • We will have fun!

 

Consequences:  iLEAD strives to present our learners with opportunities that exceed those available at most traditional schools. Our learners also accept a sense of responsibility that in many ways exceeds that which is expected at a traditional school. We expect each child to do their best, both academically and behaviorally. If there’s a problem, we personally speak with the child, discuss the options for making good decisions, set appropriate consequences, and strive to help the learner internalize the importance of taking responsibility for their own learning and behavior. As a framework for this, we have expected learning results.

Chronic absences, represented by blank logs, may result in an evaluation to determine whether it is in the best interests of the learner to remain in this independent study program.  After one (1) missed or late assignments, an evaluation will be made to determine whether independent study is an appropriate strategy for this learner.

 

iLEAD, with its emphasis on the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, by Steven Covey, prepares graduates for the 21st Century by teaching them to be:

  • Inquirers
  • Knowledgeable thinkers
  • Communicators
  • Principled
  • Open-minded
  • Caring
  • Risk-takers
  • Balanced
  • Reflective