Online School Policies

A full description of iForward school policies can be found in our Student Handbook.

Here are a few very important policies for your review:

Student Code of Conduct
 
iForward recognizes and strives to meet the individual needs of each student through
programs which promote the development of self-esteem, cooperation, and vision. This expanded view of school will result in well educated, productive, and socially responsible citizens. To this end, we believe the school should reflect the desires and expectations held by our community for our youth, and that the school must provide an environment that ensures the safety and well-being of students. For this reason, it is important that the school provides clear expectations and guidelines for students.
 
It is our goal to work with parents to instill in each student respect and responsibility.
Proper respect must be shown all students and staff at all times. Ideally, our school is an environment where students are free to learn and grow as individuals, and where staff is free to do its work. For this ideal to become a reality, it is necessary that each individual conform to an ethical code of mutual respect and courtesy, and to recognize that each individual is entitled to certain personal rights. All students have the right:
 
~To learn in an environment that is safe from any type of abuse;
 
~To feel appreciated by hearing and responding with “please” and “thank you”;
 
~To express themselves within each class respectfully, being thoughtful of others.
 
An important objective of iForward is to provide an educational climate which assists
students in presenting themselves in a manner that promotes a positive and productive online school environment, personal pride, and academic success.
 
Virtual Classroom Conduct
 
In order for a virtual classroom session to be educationally effective for students, all
students should abide by a standard set of rules. The following rules govern student
conduct in the virtual classroom:
 
~ Students’ written and oral communications must be free of vulgar, belittling, or
offensive language, or any other forms of bullying.
 
~ Students must abide by rules, policies, and procedures established by the
course instructor.
 
Students who violate the virtual classroom rules of conduct will be warned by the
instructor to correct the behavior and/or may be prohibited from communication with
classmates for the rest of the session and/or longer depending on the infraction.
 
If a student has been repeatedly disciplined in a virtual classroom, the student may
receive read-only privileges in the virtual classroom for the rest of the semester or until the instructor deems it appropriate to restore privileges to the student. While students are in live teacher-led lessons, all chat and audio student interactions are considered “privileges”.

 

Academic Honesty
 
iForward does not tolerate academic dishonesty. Cheating (giving or receiving
information) and plagiarism on class work may result in a zero grade for the assignment.  With the teacher’s approval students may have opportunity to resubmit the assignment or complete an additional assignment to make up lost points. If students or parents/guardians have any questions concerning plagiarism, they are encouraged to speak to a teacher, counselor, or the Principal.