Learners

iLEAD  LEARNER  EXPECTATIONS

Expectations:  The success or failure you experience while here is dependent on you and the effort you put forth into your own future.  So as a learner, you will be expected to take responsibility for your learning. Many of our facilitators follow a “flipped learning” model, meaning the responsibilities of basic content acquisition are shifted onto the learner so that time in courses can be spent on application and synthesis of said knowledge.

  1. Learners are required to progress through each of their courses every day.   High School learners’ courses vary depending on requirements. However, there is a minimum of five (5) and maximum of eight (8) courses required each semester.
  2. Learners are expected to work on their lessons daily. Actual times per subject will vary based on individual learner ability and the course itself.
  3. Learners are expected to complete high quality assignments.  Learners must submit work samples for learner portfolios each learning period.  It is mandatory that these be quality samples turned in every learning period.
  4. Learners must care for and respect any materials purchased by the school for learner use and must return any non-consumable items in good condition after they have completed using them or when they withdraw from the program.
  5. As a representative of our program, learners must be on their best behavior when attending outside classes, lessons or trips.

Academic Honesty/Cheating:  iLEAD North Hollywood expects learners to do their own work and to succeed in academics by their own efforts. Cheating is getting something by dishonesty or deception. Any learner who cheats or offers his or her work for such purposes violates iLEAD policies and is subject to disciplinary action. Using someone else’s answers, writings, or ideas and calling them one’s own is cheating. Providing answers or writings, or allowing someone to use one’s work as his or her own is also cheating. Cheating is also using answer keys or teachers’ editions without permission.

For any learner caught plagiarizing (copying) the writings or ideas of another, copying or using the work of another learner, or cheating by other means, disciplinary actions for these violations will include one or more of the following:

✓   The facilitator will inform the parent/guardian when cheating occurs.
✓   The learner may receive an 0 for the assignment, project, test, or course.
✓   The learner may not be allowed to complete the course.
✓   Student may be suspended from the studio. Suspension will create an absence that will be counted as a Master Agreement Violation.

The instructional staff of iLEAD North Hollywood must report all acts of cheating to the administration. An Administrator shall decide on or concur with the facilitator’s judgement regarding appropriate disciplinary actions.

Behavioral Expectations:  At iLEAD we utilize Love and Logic as we embrace each learner’s uniqueness while modeling and expecting appropriate behavior. Our iLEAD expectations for school behavior are:

  • I will do nothing to harm myself or others.
  • I am responsible for my behavior.
  • We are each other’s keepers.
  • I take pride in myself and in my work.
  • I will leave it better than I found it.
  • We will have fun!

Consequences:  iLEAD strives to present our learners with opportunities that exceed those available at most traditional schools. Our learners also accept a sense of responsibility that in many ways exceeds that which is expected at a traditional school. We expect each child to do their best, both academically and behaviorally. If there’s a problem, we personally speak with the child, discuss the options for making good decisions, set appropriate consequences, and strive to help the learner internalize the importance of taking responsibility for their own learning and behavior. As a framework for this, we have expected learning results.

Chronic absences or failure to submit work samples may result in an evaluation to determine whether it is in the best interests of the learner to remain in this independent study program.  Parents will be notified of said evaluation, which may result in dis-enrollment from iLEAD North Hollywood.