Marco Polo Academy Online (MPAOnline) Attendance Policy
The Ministry of Education mandates accurate attendance records of all students in a school. For purposes of attendance, Marco Polo Academy Online uses the notion that a student was “present” when he/she has actively engaged and completed an online lesson and/or unit. Consequently, the teacher will provide students with clear instructions for how they are required to participate in the course and what constitutes acceptable attendance.
A student must be required to do more than just "log in" to be documented as having attended an online course. Additional indications of attendance for an online course may include:
The school consider on-line attendance in the form of number of log ins, hours spent on activities, and student learning logs. Each unit constitutes the equivalent of (number of units divided by 110 hours = number of login hours).
Teachers will reviews these methods for documenting student participation. The methods can be a discussion board assignment, submitting/completing assignments, research or communicating with the teacher.
Students who have not actively participated prior to the Mid-term date of a course will be considered a no-show and will be administratively withdrawn from the class.