Because the Online Christian Consortium (OCC) cares first and foremost about deep student learning, several program assumptions have been made that vary greatly from other online programs. OCC is also committed to transparency with its accrediting and certifying agencies and upholds higher than required standards in academic honesty, course participation and engagement, fixed terms and transcription of grades in order to blaze a trail of high-level learning online. We continue to create policies and practices that uphold a high percentage of student pass rate as well as measurable outcomes for student learning. OCC also regularly surveys – through individual, anonymous course questionnaires as well as end of year email surveys of students, parents and school personnel in order to continuously improve.
Some of the policy assumptions to understand before enrolling in an OCC course include: fixed start and end dates, adding or dropping courses, extensions, proctored exams, late policy, participation, Honors and AP, placement tests, number of students needed to offer a course, academic integrity, textbooks and supplies, academic honesty, courses from outside vendors, teacher availability, time zones, labs for lab sciences, parent observation roles and student orientations.
Our full list of our policies can be found here.