Course Catalog
 

Orientation, Help Sessions, and Final Exam Schedule Fall 2015


Fall Term General Dates

Student Online Orientation

All Cobb Virtual Academy students must complete an online Student Orientation in the Cobb County School District Learning Management System, Blackboard.  Upon registration, students will receive an email with login information so that they may complete the mandatory online Student Orientation. Students should complete the orientation within 48 hours of registering. Students who register prior to July 28th, 2015 will be enrolled in their content (math, science, etc) courses around July 28th. Students who register after July 28th will be enrolled in their content course within approximately 2 business days of receiving this email. After successfully completing the orientation, students may begin working in their content courses. Students have assignments due the week of August 3rd. Students who do not complete their orientation may be withdrawn from the course without refund.

 

Online Orientation for All Students

Students should complete the orientation within 48 hours of receiving your Welcome Email. Welcome emails are sent immediately upon registration.

Students who enroll during the face-to-face final registration must complete all requirements of the Student Orientation during the registration session.

 CVA Personal Fitness Requirements

In addition to completing the online Student Orientation, all Cobb Virtual Academy Personal Fitness students must participate in the face-to-face Pre-Fitness Test and Polar equipment training as listed below (bottom of page).  At this session, students will receive Polar equipment, learn how to wear and workout with the equipment, and learn how to upload their data to the Polar website. Parents may not attend for the student.  Students need to dress appropriately in workout clothes and shoes. Students who do not attend the Pre-Fitness test on the date and time scheduled by Cobb Virtual Academy will be withdrawn from their course without a refund.

 

Cobb Virtual Academy uses state of the art technology to monitor a student’s physical activity in Personal Fitness. Each student will receive a Polar Heart Rate Monitor and elastic chest strap to wear during their workouts. Additionally, students need to download the FREE Polar Beat app to their compatible smartphone or device. To expedite equipment distribution and set up, please download the app to your device BEFORE coming to Oakwood for your Pre-Fitness night. The Polar Beat app will link their Heart Rate Monitor to the Polar website in order upload workouts and document student progress

 

App for iPhones: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/polar-beat-sports-fitness/id555252645?mt=8

 

App for Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=fi.polar.beat&hl=en

 

Students that do not have a smartphone will be issued a Polar Loop.

 

Do NOT create your Polar account until you pick up your equipment on Pre-Fitness Night. .

 Polar heart rate equipment must be returned at the designated time and location. Parents or students may return the equipment. 

*Scroll to the bottom of the page for important dates

 Final Exams/EOC (see schedule below)

 Students are required to take final assessments administered as scheduled below.

 

Georgia Milestones End-of-Course tests (EOCs) are mandated by the state of Georgia for students enrolled in specific courses (see below). Students are required to take these tests in a face-to-face setting. Students taking a CVA EOC course outside of their regular school schedule (Tuition) will take the Milestone test at the CVA Learning Center (see times below). Students taking a CVA EOC course as part of their regular school schedule (FTE) will take the Milestone test at their local school.  EOC scores represent 20% of the student's final grade.

 

 Students must bring a picture ID: driver's license, CCSD student ID, yearbook, etc. to the testing session. No electronic devices (cell phones, iPods, etc.) are allowed in the test administration area. Time limitations are placed on the EOC therefore students should arrive on time for testing. Students who arrive late may not be admitted and will have to attend the scheduled makeup session.

 

Final Exams: Students in courses without EOCs will take Final Exams that are administered online and are available over a 48 hour period. Final Exams are timed and students are given 1-2 hours to take the exam, which must be completed in one sitting. It is recommended that students take their final exam early, on the first day, in case they encounter any problems.

 

EOC and Final Exams are given only at the dates and times listed below.

 

Updated 6/16/15

CVA Learning Lab Sessions

The CVA Learning Lab is available for all students currently enrolled in a Cobb Virtual Academy course. Content specialists and a student support specialist will be available to assist student with their course concepts, submitting assignments in Blackboard, navigating their online course, and working with the personal fitness equipment. Computers are available for students during learning lab hours.

Date Time Location
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays
August
4 - August 13
10 AM - 5 PM CVA Learning Center
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays
August 18 - December 10*
1 PM - 7 PM CVA Learning Center

*The CVA Learning Center WILL be open September 21-24 (Fall Break) from 10 AM - 4 PM

*The Learning Center will be closed the week of November 23rd in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday
Final Exams and EOC Schedule
Students taking a CVA EOC course outside of their regular school schedule (Tuition) will take the Milestone test at the CVA Learning Center. Students taking a CVA EOC course as part of their regular school schedule (FTE) will take the Milestone test at their local school.
Course

Date, Time, and Location

English 

9th Literature A

Online Exams Opens 8:00 PM Sunday, December 6th - closes 8:00 PM on Tuesday, December 8th.
9th Literature B/Y EOC
(2-Part EOC)
Tuition:
Part 1
- Monday, December 7th. Arrive at 4:00 PM
Part 2 - Tuesday, December 8th. Arrive at 4:00 PM

FTE: Taken at your local school - scheduled by your local school test coordinator

10th Literature A/B/Y

Online Exams Opens 8:00 PM Sunday, December 6th - closes 8:00 PM on Tuesday, December 8th.

American Literature A

Online Exams Opens 8:00 PM Sunday, December 6th - closes 8:00 PM on Tuesday, December 8th.
 
American Literature B/Y EOC
(2-Part EOC)
Tuition:
Part 1
- Monday, December 7th. Arrive at 4:00 PM
Part 2 - Tuesday, December 8th. Arrive at 4:00 PM


FTE: Taken at your local school - scheduled by your local school test coordinator
AP English Literature and Composition A/Y Online Exams Opens 8:00 PM Sunday, December 6th - closes 8:00 PM on Tuesday, December 8th.

British (English) Literature A/B/Y

Online Exams Opens 8:00 PM Sunday, December 6th - closes 8:00 PM on Tuesday, December 8th.

Multicultural Literature A/B/Y

Online Exams Opens 8:00 PM Sunday, December 6th - closes 8:00 PM on Tuesday, December 8th.

World Literature A/B/Y

Online Exams Opens 8:00 PM Sunday, December 6th - closes 8:00 PM on Tuesday, December 8th.
Mathematics 
CCGPS Accelerated  Analytic Geometry/Advanced Algebra  A/B/Y Final Exam
*All sections of acclerated courses have a final exam. Sections A & Y also have an EOC.
Online Exams Opens 8:00 PM Sunday, December 6th - closes 8:00 PM on Tuesday, December 8th.
CCGPS Accelerated  Analytic Geometry/Advanced Algebra  A/Y (Geometry EOC)
*Please note, the B section does NOT have a required EOC
EOC
Tuition:
Tuesday, December 8th. Arrive at 4:00 PM


FTE: Taken at your local school - scheduled by your local school test coordinator
CCGPS Advanced Algebra A,B, & Y Final Exam Online Exams Opens 8:00 PM Sunday, December 6th - closes 8:00 PM on Tuesday, December 8th.
GSE Algebra I A Final Exam Online Exams Opens 8:00 PM Sunday, December 6th - closes 8:00 PM on Tuesday, December 8th.
GSE Geometry A Final Exam
Online Exams Opens 8:00 PM Sunday, December 6th - closes 8:00 PM on Tuesday, December 8th.
GSE Geometry B & Y EOC EOC
Tuition:
Tuesday, December 8th. Arrive at 4:00 PM

FTE:
Taken at your local school - scheduled by your local school test coordinator
GSE Algebra II A,B,Y Final Exam Online Exams Opens 8:00 PM Sunday, December 6th - closes 8:00 PM on Tuesday, December 8th.
   

Social Studies 

Economics EOC

Tuition: Wednesday, December 9. Arrive at 4:00 PM

FTE: Taken at your local school - scheduled by your local school test coordinator

American Government Final Exam

Online Exams Opens 8:00 PM Sunday, December 6th - closes 8:00 PM on Tuesday, December 8th.
AP Psychology Final Exam Online Exams Opens 8:00 PM Sunday, December 6th - closes 8:00 PM on Tuesday, December 8th.

U.S. History A Final Exam

Online Exams Opens 8:00 PM Sunday, December 6th - closes 8:00 PM on Tuesday, December 8th.
U.S. History B/Y EOC Tuition: Wednesday, December 9. Arrive at 4:00 PM

FTE: Taken at your local school - scheduled by your local school test coordinator
World History A/B/Y Online Exams Opens 8:00 PM Sunday, December 6th - closes 8:00 PM on Tuesday, December 8th.

Science 

AP Environmental Science A/Y Online Exams Opens 8:00 PM Sunday, December 6th - closes 8:00 PM on Tuesday, December 8th.

Astronomy A/B/Y

Online Exams Opens 8:00 PM Sunday, December 6th - closes 8:00 PM on Tuesday, December 8th.

Biology A Final Exam

Online Exams Opens 8:00 PM Sunday, December 6th - closes 8:00 PM on Tuesday, December 8th.
Biology B/Y EOC Tuition: Wednesday, December 9. Arrive at 4:00 PM

FTE:
Taken at your local school - scheduled by your local school test coordinator
Environmental Science A/B/Y Final Exam Online Exams Opens 8:00 PM Sunday, December 6th - closes 8:00 PM on Tuesday, December 8th.

Physical Science A Final Exam

Online Exams Opens 8:00 PM Sunday, December 6th - closes 8:00 PM on Tuesday, December 8th.
Physical Science B/Y EOC Tuition: Wednesday, December 9. Arrive at 4:00 PM

FTE: Taken at your local school - scheduled by your local school test coordinator

Health and Personal  Fitness

Course Date Time Location

Health

Essay

 

Multiple Choice



Sunday, December 6th

 

Sunday, December 6th - Tuesday, December 8th

 

Due By: 8:00 PM

 

Opens 8:00 PM Sunday, December 6th - closes 8:00 PM on Tuesday, December 8th. 

 

 

Online submittal

Personal Fitness  Pre-Test and Polar equipment Training
* A-L Students

Tuesday, August 18

 

4:30 PM
 

CVA Learning Center

Personal Fitness  Pre-Test and Polar equipment Training
* M-Z Students

Thursday, August 20

 

4:30 PM
 

CVA Learning Center

Personal Fitness Return of Polar Equipment

Wednesday, November 18

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM


CVA Learning Center

 

Personal Fitness Online Final Exam

Sunday, December 6th -  Tuesday, December 8th. 

Opens 8:00 PM Sunday, December 6th - closes 8:00 PM on Tuesday, December 8th.  Online submittal


 
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