Academic Policies

Academic Honesty:

Cheating and intentional plagiarism are dishonest and thieving.  Since the moral excellence of the students is of greater importance than even academic excellence, all instances of these offenses will be treated very seriously.  If the suspicions of the instructor are raised, he will contact the parents to explain the situation.  He will make suggestions as to his preferences regarding action to be taken, but will follow the parents' lead in disciplining the student.  With a sufficiently mature student, in full knowledge of the nature of his actions, the instructor's recommendation will be the most severe---an F for the course.

Grading:
Instructors grade and provide feedback for assignments, quizzes, exams, and projects in different ways for each course.  Please see the course descriptions for specifics.  Grades can be checked in each classroom webpage.  Instructors strive to keep maintain grading on a regular schedule with a turn around of approximately two weeks; however, grading is not guaranteed on this schedule as instructors will need to balance grading with other duties throughout the year.

Transcripts:
At the end of the year, Oxrose Academy will issue updated transcripts for students enrolled full-time. Students who are taking classes part-time may request a transcript for a fee.

Cost:
All prices can be found in the Shopping Cart.  See the the Tuition & Fees Page for more information. 

Missed Classes and Assignments:
Please notify an instructor about a missed class and/or assignment as soon as possible to arrange make-up work. If the student knows that he will be missing an upcoming class, please notify the instructor before the class meeting.  Students should make use of the tutor times to seek instruction concerning any missed materials.

Textbooks and Course materials:
We strive to provide textbooks and course materials that are freely available online; however, please read the course description and materials carefully to make sure there is not a textbook to purchase.

Student-Teacher Email Correspondence:
We believe both that it is important for students to learn the art of letter writing and that the practice of formality is very appropriate and educative; hence, we request that all student messaging and email correspondence include appropriate greetings, proper and polite phrasing, and cordial closings.  Letter writing is an especially important skill to learn as students prepare to go to university or to enter the work force.

Class Cancellations:
In the event that weather, illness, or other circumstances prevents an instructor from attending a LIVE class meeting, the instructor will reschedule the class to meet in one of the Tutor Times, during the week.  Students are encouraged to attend the other tutor times for instruction and all course work will still be due, unless notice is given otherwise.  Cancelled tutor times will not be rescheduled.

Internet Safety:
Oxrose Academy provides course work and in-class learning oversight, however, direct supervision of student computer use during class and study is a task for which we are unable to offer assistance.  We cannot see what the students have open on their computer desk tops during class, and we are simply not present at other times.  We encourage parents to make use of internet screening tools & parental controls; to place computers in the shared study spaces in the home; and to exercise prudence regarding the use of social media, knowing that interaction on such media is not a required or encouraged aspect of any of our classes.  Finally, we ask that parents  become familiar with the necessary computer time required for our classes.  In most instances, students should do most of the work offline, after having downloaded the class materials from the course suites.

A Studious Environment:
Oxrose Academy requests that parents take concrete steps to create and foster a quiet and orderly academic environment for students, especially as they move into the more challenging intermediate level classes.  Since schooling takes place entirely online in the home, we are entirely dependent upon parents to provide this environment for the students.  One key step is to be sure that the students have the proper headphones for class (covering both ears and including a microphone) and that they know how to hook-up and trouble shoot the headphones.  It is important to realize that any noisy disruption in one home can be a disruption to the entire class, since student microphone feeds are frequently open during class.  More broadly, the students simply need quiet and stillness in order to focus their minds during study and, in particular, during test-taking.


Business Policies

Confidentiality:

Oxrose Academy will only use parent contact information for school business.  Oxrose Academy will not share parent contact information with any third party without express permission.  Student contact information will be used exclusively for academy business and will not be shared at any time.

Course Enrollment Minimums: 
If a course does not reach a minimum of 10 students in number, that course is subject to cancellation. Students will be offered a refund or the option of enrolling in an alternative course.

All refunds are less any fees incurred by Oxrose Academy from PayPal.

Withdrawal:
A full refund is available for early withdrawals. Requests must be received prior to the end of business on the Friday preceding Orientation Week (that is, on August 20, 2021).

A fifty-percent refund is available for withdrawals in the first two weeks of class.  Requests must be received prior to the end of business on the Friday of the second week (that is, on September 10, 2021)

There is an administrative fee of $50 per course withdrawn.

All refunds are less any fees incurred by Oxrose Academy from PayPal.

No refund is available for withdrawals on enrollments that utilize the Payment Plan option.