What happens if a student falls behind?
The student must make every effort to log on daily, maintain an online schedule, and complete and submit work on time. If the teacher feels that a student is falling behind, they will call the student and their parents/guardians to discuss his/her progress; the student’s school counselor may also be notified via email.
What if a student is classified?
All NJVS courses have instructional pace levels that can be modified by the teacher to accommodate different learners. The student’s school or parents will advise NJVS if the student is classified so accommodations can be made.
What if a student wants to take an honors level course?
Your guidance counselor/school will make this determination. Most NJVS courses are available at the honors level.
Where do students take midterm and final exams?
Some schools require students to take their midterm and final exams in person at their school. A student’s guidance counselor/school will advise whether midterms and finals are required to be taken in person or online. NJVS does not proctor exams. Students must present a current official photo ID from their high school, or a photo driver’s license as documentation when taking an in-person exam.
Please note: Summer School students are expected to take all exams on the scheduled dates.
What is the grading policy?
NEW JERSEY VIRTUAL SCHOOL (NJVS) GRADING POLICY
The New Jersey Virtual School is a course provider for high school students.
The student’s local high school receives a numerical grade report from New Jersey Virtual School.
It is the responsibility of the student’s school to accept the grade, align the numerical grade to the school’s grading system and place on the student’s official high school transcript.
It is not the policy of the New Jersey Virtual School to align numerical grades to any school’s grading system since every local high school varies in their grading policies.
Please Note: The same applies for middle and junior high school students.
Can parents/guardians monitor a student’s progress?
Parents/guardians can access information about their child’s progress anytime by logging into the student’s course with the username and password provided to them. Parents/guardians can also email the student’s teacher any time for a progress report. Teacher feedback will be provided in 24 hours or less.
Can a student attend summer school and still have a summer job?
NJVS courses are available 24/7, and students may log on anytime day or night. The student and their parent/guardian must determine if the student has enough time for a summer job while attending school. Students are expected to log on a minimum of 3 hours per day, per course, during summer school.
What if a student needs more time to complete the course?
Students who take courses during the regular school year can often be accommodated with a short extension if both the district school and NJVS approve the extension. For summer school students there are no extensions. Students should be logging on daily in order to keep up with their assignments. Courses are open 24/7. Students can work at any time, including weekends, to maintain academic progress.
Can a student finish a NJVS course early?
Yes. To finish early students must satisfy all course requirements, concepts and material covered, with a better than average passing grade. The school may require students to log on for at least 60 hours for credit recovery or 120 hours for new credit, and request from NJVS the logon documentation to confirm.
What happens if a student is failing a NJVS course?
Teachers work with students to assist them to do better in the course with open-ended questions, study guides, and personalized and extended pace charts. If necessary, students can re-take quizzes, get additional tutorial help from teachers, and take oral quizzes over the telephone.
How can a student get their final grade?
Students can access their final grades by logging in with their username and password. Your school will have access to the final grade reports online. Final grade reports are faxed to the school one week after summer school ends.
What does a successful NJVS student look like?
Students need to have good word processing skills, be independent learners, and have good time management skills. We advise them to develop a daily schedule to keep up with assignments. Handing assignments in on time and logging daily for a minimum of 3 hours are requisites for passing a course.
How can a student get a copy of their official transcript?
The NJVS does not award course credit. Your school awards credit, therefore, you must contact your school for your official transcript. Unofficial transcripts may be printed directly by the student by logging into their course in order to view their grade.
Can a student go on a vacation with their family during summer school?
NJVS courses are available 24/7 over the internet worldwide. Make sure the student’s vacation location has internet access and they realistically will have time to study a minimum of 3 hours daily per course. Also, if a student’s midterm or final has to be taken in person at their school this may impact vacation scheduling.
If a student has a question, can they get in touch with their teacher?
Yes. Teachers provide their contact information and are always available via email.