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Online Courses

Notes

  • Online classes are generally enrichment courses, and may not be taken to replace any DLS requirement, unless they are taken to REMEDIATE a grade previously earned at DLS.
  • No grade earned in an online course is ever factored into the DLS GPA.
  • All students who participate in any online course must participate in an orientation meeting with Mr. Van Bomel, and will adhere to a regular schedule to check in with him on their progress in the course.
  • In many cases, additional fees would apply to cover the cost of courses. Registration for these courses would be through Mr. Van Bomel.

Remediation Policy Regarding “D’s and F’s*

  • Students who wish to know if they should make up a “D” grade should check with their College Counselors first.
  • As stated in the student handbook (pg. 6), Academic Regulations and Procedures:
  • “A student must take all required courses during the academic year. Summer school classes are primarily for remediation. Please note that course work taken at any site (including online options) other than the De La Salle campus must receive prior written approval from the Director of Academic Services (Mrs. Mary Ann Mattos). Only approved course work will appear on a student’s transcript.
  • Four-Year colleges will not accept D grades in core courses, (English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies and World Languages). These grades may also be made up in summer school. Should a student wish to repeat a course in order to meet prerequisites for the next level and/or to meet college entrance requirements, he must repeat the course in summer school.
  • A grade earned in a repeated course which was not failed, (i.e., where the original grade was a “D”), is posted on the transcript and is used for pre-requisites consideration. The new grade is not included in calculation of the cumulative DLS GPA. Colleges and universities typically consider the new grade received for the repeated course in admissions and placement reviews.

Please contact Mr. Donald Van Bomel at 925-288-8160 for more information about online options and to remediate “D’s”.

Florida Virtual School (FLVS) Courses

The following are samples of some of the Florida Virtual classes available to students:

Earth Science (Offered as a semester and full-year course)

This laboratory course focuses on the study of space and the atmospheric forces that shape our world. Through experimentation and investigation, students will explore Earth’s cycles, including the geosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere, atmosphere and carbon cycle.

Marine Science (Offered as a semester and full year course)

Delve deeply into Earth’s bodies of water and study geologic structures and how they impact the oceans. Investigate characteristics of various populations of aquatic life, patterns of distribution, and ongoing changes occurring in our ecosystem. Prerequisites: Biology I

Critical Thinking & Study Skills (Offered as a semester course only)

Increase your success in high school and beyond by learning proven study techniques and test taking skills. This half-credit course teaches the ACE test-taking method to increase scores on key tests such as the ACT, SAT, and tests for graduation.

Social Media (Offered as a semester course only)

Explore your individual contribution and influential powers by identifying your digital imprint. In this course, you will examine the world through social media, where citizen journalism is the news, personal audiences are your critics and your supporters, and personal connection is subjective. This course provides elective credit only.

Theatre, Cinema, & Film Production (Offered as a semester and full year course)

Explore the elements of theater and cinematic techniques used by those who create performance productions. As you progress through the course you will view the historical development of different genres and the reasons why they were used. You will also be exposed to a detailed view of film and theater backstage operations and asked to speculate on why a director chooses certain perspectives.

AP Human Geography (Full year course only)

Explore the patterns and processes that impact the way humans understand, use, and change Earth’s surface. Geographic models, methods, and tools help you examine the effect that human social organization and interconnections have on our world.

Florida Virtual School (FVS) courses for remediation: (Please see Mr. Van Bomel to review and determine the appropriate online class for remediation):

Lasallian Educational Access Platform (LEAP) - St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute (Buffalo, NY)

Contemporary Issues of Sport (Semester Course)

This class will be a unique look at the modern sports world. We will examine economic, social and societal issues of sports! Special attention will be paid to gaining a global perspective on sports and mainstream media.

Introduction to Coding (Semester Course)

This course will teach the basics of web programming with a focus on HTML and JavaScript languages. We will take a look at different companies and careers related to the computer programming industry; including virtual and physical tours of tech startup companies. In the end you will be able to produce a functioning web program and will become more familiar with coding and programming career opportunities. No experience necessary!

*Students need access to a computer, Windows or MAC OSX.

De La Salle Online Course

Music Theory (Full year course only)

This course will introduce students to the theory of music, providing them with the skills needed to read and write music notation, as well as to understand, analyze, and listen informedly. It will cover material such as pitches, scales, intervals, clefs, rhythm, form, meter, phrases, ear training, harmony and basic composition techniques. The course will also be useful to experienced musicians with or without music notation skills who wish to improve overall musicianship. No previous musical experience is necessary.