Academic Leave

All students enrolled at Eagle Academy agreed to pass their Student Success Score (SSS) in each academic class, each quarter to remain a full time student. Students that do not pass their SSS in one or more classes in a quarter are placed on Academic Leave for one quarter. A student can only be placed on Academic Leave TWICE. While on Academic Leave a student can earn the right to return to Eagle Academy as full time the next quarter if he or she meets the following requirements; if all requirements are not met, the student is disenrolled from Eagle Academy by the end of the quarter. Starlab occurs on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 4:30 - 6:30 pm in room 223. Students on Academic Leave will attend Starlab class one night per week and are assigned to the Monday classes or Wednesday classes. 

The following requirements must be met during Academic Leave to return to full time status:

Credit Requirements
Complete .5 credits or more in an assigned course with a passing grade of at least 70%.
At least 25% of required coursework by Week 3.
At least 50% of required coursework by Week 6.

Students who don’t meet the minimums established above will meet with an administrator to create a plan to complete the online course by the deadline and will not be allowed any unexcused absences from Leave. Students who fail to meet both minimums will be disenrolled from Eagle Academy after Week 6.
If this is your 2nd time on Academic Leave you must complete at least 1.0 credit in online courses.
Each student will be assigned a class by the Academic Leave Teacher and Eagle Counselor.
Once required coursework is completed, students are required to participate in either counseling or community service activities in the school environment.
Coursework must be completed by 6:30 PM on the last Academic Leave session of the quarter, except for students graduating at the end of the quarter whose work is due Week 8.
Students can complete work at home, however time spent working outside of designated Academic Leave hours DOES NOT count toward the attendance minimum.

Attendance Requirements
Students must earn their unexcused absence, with the maximum number of one (1) during the course of the quarter. Students may not have any unexcused absences during the first three weeks and may earn their absence by reaching the first completion minimum above (25% by Week 3).
If students require a break they must sign out and back in; students may take no more than two breaks per evening. All minutes must be made up at the end of class to complete the total of 120 minutes of work time for the class.
Students that leave the room for longer than 10 minutes, total, will be sent home and counted absent for the night.
NO EXITING the building. Once a student enters the building for class they cannot exit. Students that exit the building during Starlab without the explicit permission from the Principal or Academic Leave teacher will be counted absent for the night and sent home.
Students are prohibited from attending Eagle on any night except their assigned Starlab night.
Arrival after 4:30 PM is prohibited; students who arrive late will be sent home and counted absent.

Work Requirement
Students will be productive outside of the school day and log a minimum of 90 work hours, both online and through hard copies of pay stubs (only official pay stubs with taxes and Social Security deducted are accepted) by working at a job, by being involved in a vocational training program, or a combination of these.
Submit all paperwork and ongoing documentation to meet this expectation by 6:30 PM on the evening of the 8th Academic Leave session of the quarter
Dis-Enrollment from Eagle Academy
Any student that does not meet either expectation during their time on Academic Leave will be disenrolled from Eagle Academy by the end of the quarter.

Communicating Starlab Progress
During the quarter there will be 2 progress reports sent home to allow both parents and students to monitor progress. Each report will indicate how many credits are assigned, what percent has been completed so far, and what grade the student is currently earning. All Work Study hours, online and hard copies of pay stubs, are due by 6:30 PM on the 8th Academic Leave session of the quarter, and all online classwork must be completed by 6:30 PM on the ninth Academic Leave session of the quarter, with the exception of students graduating at the end of that quarter, whose online work is due Week 7. The final grade and number of credits earned will be calculated by 7:30 pm on the last night of the quarter.

Additional Support
We realize that there are often multiple issues underlying the problems that led to a student being placed on academic leave. Students are encouraged, but not required, to seek support from a member of our mental health team at any time during the quarter.

Ms. Liz Garth      egarth@dcsdk12.org    303-229-7913
Ms. Diane Fern  dmfern@dcsdk12.org   720-376-8813
Ms. Lisa Jensen aljensen@dcsdk12.org 720-376-8870


Starlab Dates and Times for 2019-2020 school year
Starlab occurs on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 4:30 - 6:30 pm in room 223. Students are assigned to the Monday classes or Wednesday classes. Parents are encouraged to attend the first 30 minutes of Academic Leave on any of the first three sessions (8/12, 08/19, or 08/26) in order to meet Ms. Jensen, Ms. Garth, and Ms. Quintana, review the Academic Leave expectations document, and/or have questions answered regarding Academic Leave policies and procedures.

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Wed. SL dates  19-20


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