Student success in an online course comes through regular submission of course work and communication with their teacher. Students who do not submit coursework in a timely fashion and/or have not been in contact with their teacher may be considered “inactive” and may have access to their course temporarily restricted until an educational plan is put into place.

Active verse Inactive Students

Students who are academically “active” in a course are interacting with course content, submitting assignments and communicating with their teacher on a regular basis.

When a teacher identifies a student as “inactive,” this means the student has not been progressing in their course, submitting assignments or communicating with their teacher on a regular basis. These students will then be given a set timeframe to communicate a plan to their teacher and re-engage in their course work before their course access becomes restricted.

Phases of Student Inactivity

Inactive Phase 1

Students who have shown little to no communication or activity in their course will be considered inactive and receive an Inactive Phase 1 email from school administration. This email invites the student to communicate with their teacher, re-engage in their learning and set new timeline goals for success. The student will have 1 week to communicate a plan about how they will catch up in the course work to their teacher. If no plan has been submitted to the teacher, the student will lose access to the course and enter Phase 2 of Inactivity.

Inactive Phase 2

Students now will have to contact their DLC Academic Advisor or School Based Administrator (SBA) to make a plan to get back into their course and discuss any changes to their graduation plan. Students will have two weeks to contact their Academic Advisor or SBA and make a plan to re-engage in their learning and set new timeline goals for success. If no plan is put into place by the end of the next 2 weeks the student will be dropped from the course.

Inactive Phase 3

Students who do not communicate a plan within two weeks of the Phase 2 email will be dropped from the course due to inactivity. The course will be removed from their DLCgo Dashboard and an email will be sent from DLC Administration, telling them they have been dropped. 


If you have any questions about the Inactive Process, please contact your teacher.