Since 2009, Regina Catholic Schools Learning Online has provided faith-based distance education opportunities to students residing in Regina and the surrounding area. Learning Online has teachers based at all Regina Catholic High Schools with the program office at Michael A. Riffel Catholic High School. Over 40 grade 9 to 12 courses are offered in Business Education, Catholic Studies, Humanities, Social Sciences, Mathematics, Sciences, Health and Wellness, and Technology.
Learning Online courses are asynchronous online courses. This means that students are able to work through their classes at their own pace and have flexibility as to where and when they work on their course material. Students are not required to log into the course at a specific time. All course work is completed on the computer, with the exception of the mathematics finals, which are paper and pencil exams.
Learning Online is a continuous intake online
school. Students beginning in September/ February, will be expected to complete
their course by the end of the semester.
Students registering in October – December and March – May will have the
time equivalent to one semester to complete their Learning Online
course(s). Registrations for January or
June start dates will require special administrative permission.
Each course has set due date guidelines that help students pace themselves through their course. Students who fall behind the set pace of the course, will need to spend additional time working to get caught up. Although there is some flexibility, all course work must be completed by the end of the semester. The dates can be found on our calendar. Students are able to work ahead in their course work and complete the class ahead of schedule.
Learning Online has a Midway Active Participation Practice. According to this practice, one week after the midterm date, students who are not passing as a result of not completing 50% of the course content can be removed from their Learning Online course.
Regular attendance in an online course is just as important as in a traditional face to face classroom. The Learning Online Attendance Practice, states that students who do not log into their course for a time period of 20 consecutive days can be removed from the Learning Online course.
To help support our students, Learning Online sends out regular communications. Teachers will periodically send progress reports to students and parents. In addition to emails from teachers, Learning Online provides attendance reminders and emails to students who are not passing their course. Email is the primary means of communication in Learning Online classes. Students are encouraged to email their teachers with any questions they may have.