Students taking an online science class should expect to log in and complete lessons and associated assignments daily. Courses can be accessed 24/7, which allows students to work ahead. Students have access to a course schedule with due dates at the beginning of the term. Late work is not accepted unless the student has a documented emergency or an excused absence. On average, students should expect to spend 60-90 minutes per day during a semester, 120-150 minutes per day while taking a block course during a semester, and 240 minutes per day during a summer semester.
Instructors will hold at least one virtual class session each week. The schedule is posted in each course. These sessions are designed to enhance student mastery of the AKS and to provide an opportunity for remediation, reinforcement, and extension. Students are expected to attend these session live or watch the archived recording within 48 hours.
Weekly face-to-face CORE/Learning Lab and help sessions on campus are also available for full-time students.
Face to Face Requirements
Each student is strongly encouraged to attend a face-to-face orientation at Gwinnett Online Campus. These are held at 3:30 p.m. All students must attend a face-to-face final exam or EOC at Gwinnett Online Campus, 713 Hi Hope Road, Lawrenceville, GA. The final exam date for your specific course will be posted on the Assessment tab on our GOC website.
Materials Pickup Information
There is no materials pickup for science courses. Although online campus does not provide calculators, a scientific calculator is recommended for chemistry and physics courses.