Academic & funding information

//Academic & funding information
Academic & funding information 2017-09-06T14:01:53-08:00

Academic & funding information

The following key academic information is provided to give you an overview. The detailed policies are featured in the back of the student handbook.

Academics & grading

Seabird College and Adult Education has the following grading scale:

Grade Description
A Superior (86% to I 00%) The student has mastered the material of the course and has demonstrated exceptional critical skills and originality
B Good Work (73% to 85%) The student has demonstrated a thorough and above average understanding of the material of the course.
C+ High Average (67% to 72%) The student has demonstrated a thorough and satisfactory understanding of the material of the course at a maximum level.
C Average (60% to 66%) The student has demonstrated a thorough and satisfactory understanding of the material of the course.
C- Low Average (50% to 59%) The student has demonstrated a thorough and satisfactory understanding of the material of the course at a minimal level.
F (Any final grade below 50%)
NC No credit
INC Incomplete
W Withdrew

Please note that many trades and vocational programs are associated with outside credentialing bodies and students must obtain minimum passing marks in order to obtain their credentials. Also, with certain programs there may be alterations to the grade scale.

Being successful in school has a lot to do with academic skills. While many students will cover this in Planning 12 here are a few tips to be successful:

  • Set a time aside to study every day and get the support of your family and friends
  • Study in a quiet, comfortable environment without distractions; tum off your phone and any electronics
  • Learn to skim articles and written text for main points
  • Develop a note-taking system and keep information in an organized binder -lap tops can also be helpful in recording notes
  • Make sure that you have indicated all your sources whether it was an idea or an exact quote. In this way you will avoid any chance of plagiarism
  • When studying for a test make flash cards with the main points and set up a schedule for studying; make sure that you get enough sleep the night before a test
  • Exam anxiety is a major concern for many students who say that they “freeze up”. Practice deep breathing; take your time; make sure that if you get stuck on a question you keep moving and then come back to the question; and ensure that you have time to review your exam.
  • Writing is a key life skill. It is both an art and a science. In order to write good papers follow this general system:
    • Come up with the statement of what your assignment is about. This is you introductory paragraph
    • Create an outline of the various elements and sections of the paper
    • Break the paper into sections and paragraphs supporting each of your ideas with research
    • Develop a short conclusion which ties everything together
    • Make sure to cite all your work
    • Prepare to have at least 3 drafts; after your final draft ensure you have reviewed for grammar Let us know what kind of skills you want to work on and we can assist you.
Seabird College has a number of policies which govern how we operate as well as the rights and responsibilities of our students.

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Academic misconduct is a serious matter and can result in suspension or expulsion from the college and includes the following:

  1. Cheating
  2. Plagiarism
  3. Submitting the same, or substantially the same, essay, presentation or assignment more than once.
  4. Impersonating a candidate at an examination or other evaluation or facilitating that impersonation
  5. Submitting false records or transcripts f) Failure to comply with any disciplinary measured imposed for academic misconduct. (See policy)

Funding

Students can attend Seabird College and Adult Education upon confirmation of registration and funding. Students can attend if they are on the Nominal Roll of their Band (as of September 30, 2013) or are on the provincial roll, are a fee payer or are receiving grant or program funding. In addition, a number of programs in our line-up are associated with public post-secondary institutions and therefore are eligible for Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Public Post-Secondary Support Program funding. Students will be asked to demonstrate funding prior to full acceptance letters of conditional acceptance will be issued prior to full acceptance.