The Academy of Royal International Education’s distance courses are offered and accessed online through a computer using Internet access.
Each full credit course is 110 hours and students may take up to 3 months to complete the course. Students may work at their own individual pace. If a student needs to extend the 3 month timeline for the course, additional fees will apply.
The maximum allotted time for completion of a course is one year. All assignments, tests, discussion postings, projects, logs, final examinations must be completed prior to the one year anniversary of the start date of the course.
Upon registration, students will receive access to a private website which contains the required course assignments, discussion boards and instructions regarding submitting assignments and communicating with teachers.
Teachers will respond to students within 2 business days and evaluation assignments are returned to students within 5-7 business days. In addition, each teacher has live, online office hours once per week. Also, opportunities for students to have face-to-face time with a teacher may be provided in certain instances to better ensure student success. Students must achieve the Ministry of Education learning expectations of a course and complete 110 hours of planned learning activities in order to earn acourse credit. Student“absences” are not recoreded however students must also keep a learning log throughout their course which outlines the activities they have completed and their total learning hours. The learning log creates a formal record of student attendance and assignment submission in each course.
Teachers may follow up with students if they have not checked in for more than 14 days.