Central Wyoming College
- Website: www.cwc.edu
- Enrollment: Supplemental 10-12
- Medium: Online, Telecourse, Internet-Based
Students must be 16 years or older and meet the prerequisites of the course they registered to take.
Upon request from the school district, high school students within each community will have the opportunity to meet with CWC dual enrollment personnel. These personnel will ensure students have completed the CWC application, have submitted the appropriate registration form, and have satisfied any prerequisites necessary for courses. If the college course requires a test score before registration can occur, CWC personnel will provide a testing place and opportunity for the student. CWC will communicate with students to inform them how to log into their online course and how to get to the tutorials teaching students how to use online tools.
Resident district instructional support
It is expected that a high school mentor provide the student ample information regarding facilities and opportunities that foster access to distance learning courses. Completing online courses requires Internet access that some students may not have at home.
CWC strongly believes that students should exercise their right to access the assistance available to them whether the service is provided by Central Wyoming College or the corresponding high school. Students who feel they need additional tutoring should first contact the online course instructor and resident school mentor for assistance and direction prior to arranging for tutoring services at the resident school. CWC subscribes to Smarthinking which connects CWC students to E-structor® Certified tutors 24/7 online.
In addition to synchronous tutoring, Smarthinking also provides an online writing lab and essay grading assistance for students. Tutoring services at the resident school, if warranted, should adhere to the school’s tutoring guidelines of incorporating objectives and procedures that empower the student to work and learn on his/her own.
Students falling behind should immediately contact the instructor and the resident school mentor for assistance and direction. Upon consultation with the instructor and school mentor, the student should have a better understanding of the options available to either catch up or start from the current unit and move forward. Students not performing satisfactorily, after assistance resources have been exhausted, can withdraw from the course or complete the course as best they can and retake if the course is failed.
Resident and non-resident students are all treated equally. It is the student’s responsibility to report grades or other performance measures to the school district.
CWC conducts an "engagement report" twice per semester to identify students who may be at risk of poor academic performance. Instructors are trained and expected to monitor performance and participation efforts and recognize those “red flags” in order to intervene with the student as early as possible. Not logging into the course for the entire week, not submitting the past week’s assignments, turning in subpar work on a consistent basis, and not participating in a group project are a few tell tale signs that a student is struggling. Instructors may refer students to selected individuals (academic advisors, mental health counselors, disability service specialists, academic support personnel, etc.) at any time throughout the course.