Frequently Asked Questions

What is an online class?

■ Assignments are accessed and submitted entirely online through a safe, secure Web site, Haiku ■ Assignments are completed throughout the week from anywhere you have computer and Internet access ■ The teacher and students in your online class might be located at another SUHSD school such as McCloud, Weed, Mount Shasta, or Happy Camp ■ You will collaborate and communicate with your teacher and other students using a variety of online tools that are available in the virtual classroom, Haiku ■ Your online class will be offered exclusively online(however, some classes require periodic face-to-face meetings for testing purposes) ■ Your online class does not require traditional “seat time”, but you do need to log in every school day, and complete assignments in a timely manner ■ Your online class can be taken from home or from anywhere you have computer and Internet access

Do online classes meet the same graduation requirements as traditional classes?

■ Yes, all online classes follow the same board-adopted curriculum and textbooks as the traditional face-to-face classes offered at your high school

What are your online teacher’s credentials?

■ All SUHSD online classes are taught by fully certificated SUHSD teachers who are highly qualified and content experts in their curricular area ■ All SUHSD online classes have been created by SUHSD teachers. They will provide students with interactive links and experiences connected to our communities and identified standards.

Why would I choose to take an online course?

■ You want a flexible schedule, like the online environment, and are a self-motivated learner ■ You want to take a variety of courses ■ You want to prepare for college and the workplace

How is an online class different than traditional, face-to-face classes?

■ You will interact frequently with your teacher using Haiku, email, blogs, podcasts, videos, Wiki’s and/or discussion boards instead of a traditional face-to-face classroom setting ■ Your online course is paced by your teacher on a weekly basis ■ Online teachers offer weekly virtual office hours ■ Assignments are given and submitted entirely online through a password protected virtual classroom, Haiku

What do I do if I have questions or problems?

■ Email your teacher immediately ■ Email our online course help desk

What are the technology requirements?

■ Internet access is required for enrollment ■ Access is available through each high school library, as well as, public libraries