ADVANTAGES FOR SCHOOLS
A school that includes an American High School Dual Diploma program in its educational services offering joins a new trend which is becoming noticeable in charter and private schools all over the world. It provides new tools to the syllabus without the need to modify the existing plan. It brings more sense and logic into bilingual and plurilingual programs. It supports students in their efforts to find employment abroad, giving them competitive tools, and encouraging their effort and independence. The American High School Dual Diploma is a prestigious, recognized, international program.
ENROLMENT IN THE PROGRAM INCLUDES:
- Enrolment in up to 8 subjects for the obtainment of 7 credits
- Course duration up to 3 years
- Virtual tutorial meetings with teachers from the USA
- Exam registration
- Validation + translation of transcripts
- Access to the American High School lounge and social clubs
- Monitoring by JDJ Educational Parent in Poland
- All educational material for the course
- The US High School Diploma
RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE STUDENT
The student is expected to maintain the appropriate pace of the course during the academic year and must make a genuine effort to achieve the best results, dedicating an average of 4 to 5 hours per week. In case of any difficulty, the student should inform their JDJ Educational Parent, who will give the necessary help and orientation.
Students will submit exercises, projects, tasks, exams, tests, and quizzes to the Learning Management System (LMS). Once the teacher has corrected this work, the students will be able to see their results, marks, and comments from the teacher through this system.
ATTENDANCE AND PARTICIPATION RULES
The online attendance, participation, and performance of the student will be supervised to guarantee that students fulfill the obligatory attendance rules and they progress adequately.
Attendance is measured by the time the student is connected to the LMS, their contributions made via online connections, the presentation of tests, projects and tasks, and email messages sent and received via the platform. Every time the student opens a course, participation is registered automatically and time spent in each area is recorded.
TEACHER-STUDENT VIRTUAL COMMUNICATION
AVAILABILITY OF TEACHERS AND RESPONSE TIME
In the virtual learning environment, teacher-student communication regularly demands commitment beyond that of the traditional way of studying as interaction is vital to the success of the program. Instant messaging and emails are considered fundamental and they are expected to be used on a regular basis, and there should also be regular oral communication with American high school teachers. This prepares the student for the reality of the employment world which adults face daily.
The American high school teachers have established timetables and will be available for students and parents on the days and at the times entered on their official timetables which will be from Monday to Friday from 15.00 to 23.00 (CET) with a maximum response time of around 20 minutes (outside working hours 24-48 hours).
During these hours, the teachers will answer telephone calls, emails, Skype/Zoom, and instant messages as soon as possible. As well as this, the school in the students’ home town or program supervisor will establish regular tutoring sessions to help those students enrolled in the program.
Email addresses, Skype/Zoom ID, phone numbers, and other means of contact with the teachers, along with login information will be issued to the student.