Summer School Registration
The Trinity Christian Academy Distance Learning Summer School Program is designed for credit recovery or GPA enhancement to be completed in an intense fiveweek time frame. No courses can be taken for the first time. Students may take a maximum of one credit during the summer school period. The courses are taken online (with on campus help available on Tuesdays and Thursdays) and must be completed satisfactorily in order to receive credit. All tests must be taken ON CAMPUS during help class days or by appointment with your teacher. Students who are not enrolled at Trinity Christian Academy must obtain a signed waiver from their sending school allowing them to participate in the summer school program and accepting the credit upon successful completion of the program.
Summer School Director Christine Brown
904-596-2477 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Course Titles Offered:
U. S History
Cost: $450.00 which includes
registration, tuition, and materials (On time registration
until June 14, 2013)
Dates: June 17 – July 19, 2013 (NOTE: All courses must be finished by July 19, 2013, at 2:00 p.m.; a one week extension until July 26, 2013, may be available for an additional $100.00 fee)
Credits: Students may earn a maximum of one credit during the summer school period.
Accreditation: Trinity Christian Academy has dual accreditation both with FACCS, the Florida Association of Christian Colleges and Schools, as well as SACS CASI, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement. Each 120 credit hour course meets the required standards for the state of Florida.
Students not currently enrolled at TCA must send in the signed waiver from their sending school. The waiver form may be faxed to 904-596-2498 or mailed to 800 Hammond Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32221 (attn. Christine Brown). NO COURSES WILL BE ASSIGNED WITHOUT A SIGNED WAIVER FORM.
Orientation: Orientation will be held on June 14, 2013, at 10:00 a.m.
or 6:00 p.m., whichever time is most convenient for the student and parents.
Details concerning the location will be given at a later date.
Username/Password/Online Course: Trinity’s website where the courses will be taken is www.trinityfl.switchedononline.com. Your username and password will be sent AFTER ORIENTATION to log in at the top of the site.
Getting Started: Quick start up guides as well as complete student manuals are available at http://www.aop.com/sos/Support_soo_index.php. You must have your username and password to login to the site and get started. The online program also highly recommends using Mozilla Firefox as your internet browser. You can download this browser for FREE at www.mozilla.com.
Basic Online Course Information: Each summer school course consists of 8 - 12 units that must be completed. Each unit contains several lessons, 2-5 quizzes, and a test. (An alternate test is available for students who fail the original unit test). All lessons and quizzes must be completed in order before the teacher will allow the student to take the unit test.
Each type of assignment is weighted as follows:
- Lessons - 25% of grade total
- Quizzes – 25% of grade total
- Tests – 50% of grade total
Each time a student logs in, a calendar showing the lesson plans for each day
of the week will be visible on the home page. The lesson plans list the specific
assignments the student should finish that day in order to complete the program
on time. The lesson plans will automatically reset at the end of each week in
case the student is behind or ahead in his/her work.
For each assignment, students must complete a variety of tasks. Reading content material, taking notes, reviewing problems, or even playing interactive games are just some of the many activities involved. On average, an assignment in a unit can last 25-40 minutes. In order to complete the program in time, most students will need to work at least 5-6 hours per day on the program.
After an assignment is finished, the student will click the button Finish Assignment. The computer program will then grade the student’s work and assign a score instantly. For all lessons (excluding tests and quizzes), the student must go back to the incorrect responses and correct his/her answers until he meets the pass requirement for his/her course. Occasionally, the computer will mark correct answers as incorrect for various reasons such as misspellings, unrecognized synonyms, missing punctuation/capitalization, or varying format (as in numbers -- use commas: 4,500 instead of 4500) or other reasons. Do not despair. Your teacher will check these problems and adjust your score accordingly.
Getting help online: During any lesson, a student has an option to
receive help from his/her teacher. Above each question is a Help button which
the student can use to send a message to the teacher and seek help. Also, tools
are available on the left hand side of the webpage as the student is working.
The general notepad at the top of each lesson may be used for general comments
or questions about the lesson overall.
Optional on campus help is available each Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. beginning June 18, 2013. Teachers will be available to assist struggling students in the computer lab in the high school building room H1. (Trinity Christian Academy does reserve the right to dismiss any summer school student who is a discipline problem while on campus).
Tests and Final Exams: All students must take all tests on campus including the course's final exam. Tests may be taken on any help class day (Tuesday or Thursday from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.) or by special appointment with your teacher. Final exam times are by appointment and details concerning the appointments will be given at a later date.
Teacher Evaluation: All messages, lessons, quizzes, and tests received from students will be checked by their teacher on a daily basis (may not include weekends or holidays). For instant help in the event of an emergency, use the contact information at the top of the information sheet.
Technical problems: Live help is available from the online server from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at http://www.aop.com/sos/Support_soo_index.php. If you need to contact technical support, please call
1-866-444-4498. When you call, make sure to know what type of Windows you use (i.e. XP, etc), browser used.
Program Success: In order to achieve the best results from the Summer School Program, students must strive to do their best on each lesson, quiz, and test. Read the material carefully. Quiz and test questions often involve more than just rote memorization of questions from the lessons. To do well, you must have a good understanding of the material in each lesson.