Welcome to Brevard Virtual School A franchise of Florida Virtual School Brevard Virtual School All courses are taught by Brevard teachers, for Brevard students. BVS is a franchise of Florida Virtual School. Welcome to Economics! • • • • Currently teaching at Eau Gallie High School and with BVS Nine years teaching experience Currently teaching Economics, Economics Honors, and AP Microeconomics National Board Certified I am Mrs. Heather Price, your instructor. Personal Information Verification I need to verify information you entered during registration: • • • • Spelling of your name Grade level Mailing address Phone numbers • • • • Student email Parent email School name Counselor name Your Internet Browser Will you be using AOL to access this course? • • • • When using AOL, log into your account. Once logged in, minimize the page. Double click on your Internet Explorer icon. Use Internet Explorer to navigate the course instead of AOL, which may conflict with our platform. Your Support System The best place to start when you have a problem, is with me. EMAIL PHONE If you do not need immediate assistance, email me. I will respond within 24 hours. If you need immediate assistance, please call me. I am available most evenings until 8:00 pm. firstname.lastname@example.org 321-255-5857 Your Support System As you begin working, it is important to know your BVS administrative staff. They are all here to help you. Dr. Walt Christy, Principal Dave Goodman, Counselor Hope Ascher, Co-franchise manager Elaine Sims, Registrar Ginger Wright, Co-franchise Manager Your School Counselor is an important member of this team. Students, Parents, and the BVS team will use your counselor to help ensure success. Your Support System Hope Ascher Mrs. Ascher is like an assistant principal who works with curriculum and the guidance department. If you or your parents have questions or concerns with BVS, please contact her. 321-633-1000, ext. 390 Ascherh@brevard.k12.fl.us Dave Goodman Mr. Goodman is like your school counselor. If you or your parents have questions or concerns with BVS, please contact him. 321-633-1000, ext. 272 Goodmand@brevard.k12.fl.us Ginger Wright Mrs. Wright is available for technical support. If you or your parents are experiencing technical difficulties, please contact her. 321-633-1000, ext. 316 Wrightg@brevard.k12.fl.us Elaine Sims Mrs. Sims is the school’s registrar. She handles your registration and other necessary paperwork. You can contact her regarding registration concerns or emergencies. 321-633-1000, ext. 382 email@example.com Getting Started in the Course Before logging into your course, visit the BVS homepage. Useful BVS announcements will be posted here. http://bvs.brevard.k12.fl.us Logging Into Your Course https://brevard.flvs.net Enter your Username & Password Getting Started Use the navigation bar to move through the site. Announcements for the course Course Information Under “Course Information” you will find a tutorial for operating within the course platform, “Educator Orientation”. If you have never taken a course with BVS or FLVS, you should complete this tutorial before you begin your coursework. Pace Chart Pace Chart Print your Pace Chart. Post a copy in your work space and in a public area, like the refrigerator. This will help you to stay on schedule and finish the course. Academic Integrity To Start Working in the Course To access assignments For each Module, begin with the Introduction. Module Checklist Rubrics Assessments You can access all of your assignments here Submitting Assessments When ready to turn in, check “Submit for Grading” and then click the “Submit” button The Gradebook Assessments Your current average Communication is Essential • Teachers will schedule monthly phone conferences with students and parents. • Monthly progress reports will be sent, via email. – Your grade will be based on the work you have completed. – Grades will be temporarily lowered if you are behind pace. • Announcements for BVS will be on the BVS Homepage. • Announcements for the course will be on the Announcement Page-the first page you see after logging into the course. • Most information will be given via email. You must check your email, within the course, on a regular basis. Twice a week is recommended. • Parent email addresses will be used to keep you informed. Grace Period Nine School - Day Grace Period BVS offers students a grace period, beginning with the first day of your activation. This allows you to withdraw from the course without penalty. If you decide to withdraw from the course, contact your instructor before your grace period ends. BVS and Parents Parents play an important role in online learning. You are encouraged to access student accounts and contact the instructor and administrative staff if you have questions or concerns. Questions?? Do you have any questions? Feel free to contact me in the future, if questions arise. Welcome to Brevard Virtual School We look forward to working with you!