Students in some courses may be required to spend up to 20 hours outside of class per week working on homework/projects.
Academic credit is measured in clock hours. One hour of instructional time is defined as a sixty-minute period.
Standard of progress
Divergence Academy measures student progress through frequent assignments and in-depth projects. Students are graded on a pass/fail basis. To receive a passing grade, students must maintain satisfactory progress as follows:
1. Receive a passing grade on 80% of all assignments. Assignment is graded based on completion.To receive a passing grade on an assignment, students must complete 100% of the minimum tasks specified in that assignment.
2. Maintain consistent attendance as outlined in the Attendance section below. A passing grade in attendance will be given to students with no more than two or six absences, depending on the program.
3. Receive a passing grade on all course projects. Projects are graded on an A-F scale. A grade of a D and above is passing.
Students are evaluated* for progress towards completion at the following point:
|Course Length||Evaluation Point|
40 hours / 5 days
|20 hours / 3 days|
|60 hours / 12 days||30 hours / 6 days|
|400 hours / 16 weeks||
200 hours / 8 weeks
|420 hours / 12 weeks||140 hours / 4 weeks|
*Divergence Academy does not have a cumulative final test or examination required for the completion of any of the courses. Students are informally evaluated by instructors every two weeks.
|P (Pass)||Has satisfactorily met all minimum course requirements.A grade of Pass is equivalent to a grade of A-D.|
|F (Fail)||Has not satisfactorily met all minimum course requirements.A grade of Fail is equivalent to an F.|
|I (Incomplete)||An incomplete is provided if a faculty member gives an extension to a student to complete a course project. An extension can be granted for a maximum of 30 days from the last day of class. If a student is notable to complete his/her project within this amount of time,he/she will be given an F. A student who is obligated for the full tuition may request a grade of “incomplete” if the student withdraws for an appropriate reason unrelated to the student’s academic status. The student may re-enroll in the program during the 12-month period following the date the student withdraws and complete those incomplete subjects without payment of additional tuition. Students may finish their course with re-enrollment from admissions.|