Frequently Asked Questions
Below you’ll find answers to common questions regarding the CLRC, our classes, our website, online classrooms, policies and procedures, and much more!
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1. Does the CLRC offer payment plans?
Yes, we do. Click here for more information.
2. What is your refund policy?
Our refund policy is explained here.
3. Can students attend their online classes with an iPad or iPhone?
Yes! Many students use iPads and iPhones to access their classes. However, to connect with the Adobe Connect classrooms, you must download the Adobe Connect Mobile App.
4. Can students view recordings of previous classes on an iPad or iPhone?
Unfortunately, while live class sessions may be attended using an iPad or iPhone, it is not possible to view recordings of classes on these devices. This is due to the fact that opening the Adobe-formatted recordings requires Adobe Flash Player, and those Apple devices do not support Adobe Flash Player. It’s possible to view the live classes on those Apple devices (with the appropriate app) because a live class is simply streaming video. But opening the video after it’s been turned into an online Adobe data file requires Adobe Flash Player.
The only way we could make recordings accessible to those Apple devices would be to convert them all to offline mp4 files. Unfortunately, those conversions have to be done in real time (in other words, one must play through the entire 1 to 2 hour class in order to convert it). Given the large number of classes we offer, converting the recordings would take several hundred hours each week–which is prohibitive. So students will need to rely on alternate devices for viewing recordings.
5. What if my student needs to miss a class?
CLRC courses are live, interactive classes available to anyone with Internet access. All classes are recorded and are easily accessible to enrolled students for review or to aid those who need to miss a class from time to time due to travel, sickness, or other obligations.
6. How long is a CLRC semester?
Unless otherwise stated in the course description, CLRC classes meet for 15 weeks each semester.
7. Can my student receive High School Credit for CLRC Classes?
Since we are not a school, we cannot assign credits to our classes, but we can advise the parents how to do so based on the class material.
We use these guidelines from the Home School Legal Defense Association
“If your child completes a high school-level text by a reputable publisher in an academic course (math, science, English, foreign language, or history), consider the material covered to be one credit. A one credit course typically requires one school year to complete.
For courses that do not use a standard high school-level textbook (perhaps you are putting together your own unit study, or you are using an integrated curriculum), log the hours that your child spends completing the course work. One credit is approximately 120-180 hours of work. The upper end of this range (180 hours) is usually appropriate for lab science courses, while 150 hours is the average for a year long academic course such as English or History. Don’t become legalistic in keeping track of each minute, but generally, when evaluating credit for an academic course, a good rule of thumb is 50 minutes a day, 5 days a week for 36 weeks, for a one-credit course.”
Credits are calculated differently in different states. In most states, a full year CLRC class would be worth 1 credit. Our semesters are 15 weeks, so for high school classes each semester involves about 30 hours of live instruction plus about 60 hours of homework, for a total of approximately 90 hours of work per semester, 180 for the full year.
8. Does CLRC provide transcripts upon completion of a class?
CLRC teachers provide a written grade report at the end of the course to document each student’s work. The grade report includes a description of the class including the texts used and a break down of the student’s grade based on homework, tests, essays, class participation etc as appropriate to the specific class. Official transcripts are also available upon request.
In addition, parents have 24/7 access to their student’s grades throughout each semester in our learning management system, Canvas.
9. Is CLRC accredited?
Yes – CLRC is fully accredited by the Western Association of School and Colleges as a supplementary education provider. Please see this page for more details.
10. What do I do if my student needs to ask questions or needs extra help outside of class?
We encourage students to ask questions during class. We strongly encourage the practice of reading the textbook chapters for each class before the class meets to help the students be prepared to ask questions during class as the teacher explains the concepts and works through examples.
Most of our teachers set up a discussion board in our learning management system (Canvas) which specifically focuses on homework questions. This is a place where students can help each other, but is also overseen by the teacher.
Office hours vary from class to class. Some teachers hold regular office hours, some schedule office hours only before tests, some hold office hours only when a particularly difficult concept is being introduced, some hold office hours only by appointment.
Generally, CLRC teachers are available for private help a couple of times during the semester, but if a student requires more time, this is usually set up as a weekly tutoring appointment. Most of our teachers charge between $25 and $50 per half hour of tutoring. Each teacher sets his own tutoring rate.