The 2020 High School Summer Programme will be taught in online virtual classrooms in real time. Mentor College has developed a robust online programme in which students will learn in a synchronous lesson delivery environment. This means that all students and teachers will be in their virtual classes at the same time - as they would be during an in-person summer school session. All assessments, assignments, tests, presentations, ISUs, individual work, pair work, group work, and extra help will be adapted for our online environment.
We welcome students currently attending schools other than Mentor College.
Dates & Times:
Classes run from Monday to Friday.
Dates: Monday June 29, 2020 - Friday July 31, 2020 (excluding Wednesday July 1, 2020 for Canada Day)
Times: 9:00 am – 1:45 pm every day (11:30-12:00 lunch)
Final Examination: proctored final examination to take place after July 31, details TBA
Students are required to be in class from 9:00 am - 1:45 PM every day. Edsby will continue to be our portal for parent/student contact, attendance, and student engagement. Microsoft Teams will be home to our secure daily virtual classroom sessions. Authenticated members ONLY will be permitted entry. Students will continue to have full access to the Microsoft Office 365 suite of software. Students and teachers will use Edsby and/or Turnitin.com for assignment submission. As per Mentor College policy, there will be no more than 19 students per class.
Attendance Policy: students may not be absent for more than three days
Late Policy: students are expected to meet all deadlines; requests for extensions for overdue assignments must be directed to the principal
Learning Log: students will be required to submit a learning log - showing evidence of additional learning: minimum 5 hours per week
Webcam: expected to be on during virtual classes to allow for teacher observation/discussion (required to be on for student responses and conversations with the teacher and class)
Windows 10, dual-core processor and at least 4.0 GB RAM (or higher)
MacOS 10.13 High Sierra or newer, dual-core processor and at least 4.0 GB RAM (or higher)
Smart phones, Chromebooks, and iPads or other tablets are not sufficient
Reliable High-Speed Internet
Microphone/Speakers OR Headset
Please note that these are minimum requirements. The importance of meeting the minimum tech requirements cannot be overstated. If you have any questions whatsoever, please reach out to me as soon as possible to ensure your child has a timely and successful start to the summer programme.
The teachers are looking forward to this opportunity to teach your children and are working hard to prepare for an engaging and educational month of learning.
Please contact Mr. Petrosian via email at email@example.com for any questions.