In order for students to benefit from We Homeschool Academy classes, they are required to have a level of self-discipline and accountability. They must be prepared, attentive, and free from distraction for this type of online hybrid learning experience to be successful. Students are expected to conduct themselves in a way that will not be considered disruptive, distracting, disrespectful, offensive, intimidating or rude. Any form of bullying will not be tolerated.
Classes are taught from a Biblical worldview and although students and parents are not required to sign our Statement of Faith, they must all agree not to come against what is set forth in it.
Students are expected to be respectful and kind both to their tutor and fellow students in the online classroom settings.
Parents must commit to helping their students maintain appropriate computer Netiquette as outlined below:
Establish a good learning environment prior to the start of class. Have your students eliminate environmental distractions that may divert their attention away from distance learning.
Chat boxes are used in class as a place for students to share ideas and ask questions related to the lesson. It can be a helpful resource or a major distraction. Comments typed in a chat box must be limited to the class’s subject matter. Students must not distract their classmates with off-topic discussions. This can waste precious class time and make it difficult for tutors to recognize legitimate questions/comments related to the class.
Be aware of strong language, all caps, slang, and exclamation points. It is easy for written text to be misread and misunderstood. Grammar and spelling matter. Students may be used to text-speak while texting. However, in an educational setting online, keep it formal. Be respectful. Keep conversations positive, respectful and clean. No cursing or profanity.
Overall, common sense should be used when communicating electronically. In the same way that you would present yourself in person to make a positive and constructive impression you should always do the same when taking an online class. Remember that the majority of what we communicate to others is in non-verbal ways (body language, voice inflection, etc.) Make sure your digital impression is a clear and positive one. An online classroom is still a classroom. Good netiquette means conducting yourself in an online class with the same respect, politeness and professionalism that you would exhibit in a real-life classroom.