homeschool Graduation Cords

Technology cords for graduation are available to Academy students and homeschoolers who demonstrate a passion and dedication in one or more areas of technology. Students can achieve this distinction by completing three courses in the subject area of their choice, in accordance with the approved list of courses.

How do I earn a cord?

To receive one or more cords, every applicant will need to:

STEP 1

Complete and submit the application for the cord(s) they desire

STEP 2

Enroll in Waybright Academy classes at the beginning of a Waybright session

STEP 3

Complete three classes in the chosen subject area and fulfill the minimum attendance requirements

Available Graduation Cords

Honors and Excellence in Technology Cord

– Awarded for students who complete the requirements for and receive all three other cords offered at Waybright

– Must receive passing grades in all classes that contribute to the cord

– The highest homeschool distinction offered at Waybright.

– In addition to the technology gold cord, students will also receive the respective cord for each area

Programming and Gaming Cord

Must complete three intermediate, advanced, or expert courses. Some eligible courses include:

– 3D Animation
– Game Creation I
– Game Creation II
– Minecraft Modding/Java
– Java Programming I
– Java Programming II
– Advanced Java
– Unity Game Engine
– Mobile Game Development

Animation and Digital Media Cord​

Must complete three intermediate, advanced, or expert courses. Some eligible courses include:

– 3D Animation
– All Things Adobe
– Movie Making and Film
– Digital Photography
– Digital Illustration
– Webpage Programming

Engineering and Robotics Cord

Must complete three intermediate, advanced, or expert courses. Some eligible courses include:

– 3D Engineer & Print
– FLL Competition Team Robotics (counts as 2 of the 3 required courses!)
– Underwater Robots
– Electrical Engineering
– Build Your Own PC from scratch

Grading Rubric

When students take courses for cord credit, they will receive a grade based on their performance. Students will need a passing grade in each course to receive their cord. This grade is measured as follows:
Category for student performance Overall points towards grade
Engagement/Attitude 5
In-Class Project Completion 10
Attendance 5
Total 20
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Tuition Refund Policy

  1. All monies paid by the student will be fully refunded if the student chooses not to enroll in or to withdraw from the school within seven calendar days after having paid the commitment fee.
  2. If, after the seven-day cancellation period expires, a student withdraws [see #5] or is terminated, the commitment fee is not refundable. Any remaining tuition costs [minus the commitment fee] will be prorated based on the month the student leaves. A student is considered in the program if they attend any days during a month. For example, if your student is withdrawn on October 4th, you will be responsible for tuition for all months, from the start of the payment period through and including the full month of October.
  3. The date of withdrawal or termination is the last date of attendance by the student. Refunds are prorated based on the month the student leaves [see #2]
  4. All refunds due will be paid within sixty days of the student’s last date of attendance. I have been advised to keep a copy of this policy as well as copies of all financial documents.
  5. Acceptance of enrollment in Waybright Academy is contingent upon a commitment by the Parent or Legal Guardian to the full length of the program payment terms, including payment due dates and fees, as defined in the Tuition Commitment Agreement used to collect the commitment fee. A request for withdrawal may be submitted based on a permanent family relocation or the sudden death or serious illness that would prohibit the student from participating in a school learning environment.
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