Additional Information #AskJUSD
March 26, 2020
Dual Enrollment Students:
We wanted to check-in and see how you are doing now that your college classes have gone online. Please complete the brief Dual Enrollment Survey below:
Norco/RCC College Update for Dual Enrollment
Recognizing that some students may be forced to withdraw due to the emergency, Chancellor Oakley signed an executive order that suspends state and local regulations to ensure students are not penalized academically and will more easily be able to receive refunds for enrollment fees.
Students who withdraw because of the current crisis will receive an excused withdrawal on their transcripts, which will not count against academic progress requirements. The order temporarily waives requirements for districts to obtain approval from the state Chancellor’s Office to refund enrollment fees to these students.
March 20, 2020
Update from Riverside Community College District
March 20, 2020
Norco College Update for Dual Enrollment
All courses will be going online Monday if they haven't already started. We have noticed that several of the dual enrollment students have not responded to the online platform. Student were given instruction on how to access Canvas. If they are having trouble logging in or do not understand please refer them to your Outreach/Ed. Advisor. They are all working remotely. Also remember to check your Norco College student email frequently.
I also want to assure you that deadlines will be extended and students will not be penalized. More to come on procedures and timelines. At this time we are unsure if summer will be face-to-face or online. I will keep you posted when decisions have been made.
Dr. Maureen Sinclair
March 20, 2020
AP Program Update: Testing & Student Support
An Update from the College Board
Your health and safety are our top priorities. We know the coronavirus has created new and unexpected challenges. Here's how the AP Program is supporting you and your school:
- We're providing live and on-demand AP courses for free.
- We're developing a new at-home testing option.
Based on the number and length of school closures, it's clear that the usual way AP Exams are given at schools won't be possible.
Some students may want to take the exam sooner rather than later, while the content is still fresh. Other students may want more time to practice. For each AP subject, there will be two different testing dates. The full exam schedule, specific free-response question types that will be on each AP Exam, and additional testing information will be available by April 3.
Taking the Exam
We surveyed 18,000 AP students to see if they still wanted the opportunity to test this year. Their answer: a resounding yes.
Free resources will be available through exam day to help you get ready. While we encourage you to wait until closer to the test to decide, any student registered for an exam can cancel at no charge.
For the 2019-20 exam administration only:
- We're developing secure 45-minute online free-response exams for each course.
- The exam content will focus on what most schools were able to complete by early March.
- You'll be able to take your exams on any device you have access to—computer, tablet, or smartphone. You'll also have the option to write your responses by hand and submit a photo.
- Colleges support this solution and are committed to ensuring that AP students receive the credit they have worked to earn. For decades, colleges have accepted a shortened AP Exam for college credit when groups of students have experienced emergencies.
- We know that not all students have access to the internet or a device. We're working on solutions to help students get what they need to show their best work. If you need mobile tools or connectivity or know someone who does, you can reach us directly to let us know.
The exams will be secure. We're using a variety of digital security tools, including plagiarism detection software.
Free AP Review Classes
Beginning on Wednesday, March 25, you can attend free, live AP review courses, delivered by AP teachers from across the country. These courses:
- Are optional, mobile-friendly, and can be used alongside any work your teacher may give you.
- Will be available on-demand, so you can access them any time.
- Will focus on reviewing the skills and concepts from the first 75% of the course. There will also be some supplementary lessons covering the final 25% of the course.
You can find the course schedule at https://apstudents.collegeboard.org/coronavirus-updates#free-ap-classes
March 16, 2020
Families Without Internet Access
Students and their families who currently do not have internet access at home can find temporary, free wi-fi services being offered by Charter/Spectrum and Comcast. For more details on these programs please visit:
March 15, 2020
Update from RCC and Norco College,
All in-person lectures, labs, meetings, and events are suspended until further notice.
In-person lectures will be held in an online learning environment by Monday, March 23.
Labs that cannot shift to an online environment will be rescheduled for a later date.
Services that the District is unable to provide in an online format will be addressed at a later date.
Students are encouraged to check their RCC/ Norco College student email frequently for the latest updates and for specific information from their instructors.