AMDM - A Spring 2016

Advanced Mathematical Decision Making - A - Spring 2016

Due Date - Thursday, 2/11/2016 on or before 11:59PM

Please follow your schedule as to what is to be submitted by the Due Date.

See Below.

18 Weeks, 16 Weeks, and 14 Weeks Enrollments - February 11th DUE DATE

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12 Weeks - Welcome Letter - 12 February 2016

Students and Parents,

Welcome to Georgia Virtual School. I will be your student's teacher. The student’s first task is to complete the Student Orientation Course. It is important to complete topics in order and complete all items on the checklist.

The following items are required for the completion of the Student Orientation Course (SOC):

  • students complete all sign off

  • students complete all agreement quizzes

  • students make a 100% on the final Student Orientation Quiz.


  • Students may choose to opt out of the Student Orientation Course; however, students who elect to opt out of the Student Orientation Course are still responsible for all content presented in the course.

Students must finish or opt out of the SOC before gaining access to the course. Following successful completion of the SOC, the date on which students will gain access to the course is dependent upon which schedule was selected at the time of registration.

Schedule Group

Schedule Start Date

Initial Course Access Date

18 week
January 4, 2016

January 4, 2016

16 week

January 19, 2016

January 11, 2016

14 week

February 1, 2016

January 25, 2016

12 week

February 16, 2016

February 8, 2016

**NOTE: AP courses do not offer a 12 week schedule option**

Regardless of the start date, the course ends May 6, 2016. Student work is due bi-weekly on Thursdays at midnight. Check course schedules for specific due dates. Work turned in after the deadline on the course schedule will be accepted within 3 school days with a late penalty assessed. Late penalty begins on Friday and is deducted at a rate of 10% of the assignment value per school day. Work submitted on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday is considered 1 day late.

Important Parent Information

The Parent Account gives you information about your child’s grades and progress in their course. If your child’s grade drops below a 75, you will receive an automated phone call. If your child’s grade drops below a 70, you will receive a phone call from me.

In order to view your child’s progress, you will need to have a parent account within our Student Information System and your account must be linked to your child’s GAVS account. If you already have a parent account please do NOT create a new one. If you have never created a parent account or you have not linked to your student’s account, follow the steps listed below.

Parent Account Information

Parent helpdesk articles

Parents should read the knowledgebase articles in the order listed below. The steps must be completed in this order.

During the parent account creation process, you will be required to visit to begin the account creation process.


  1. Parent account creation

  2. Link child to parent account (Student's GTID is needed during this step.)

  3. Using my parent auditor account

Brightspace Help Sessions

Georgia Virtual School will have Brightspace Help Sessions for students and parents on Adobe Connect on the following dates:

Tuesday, January 5 @ 7:00pm

Thursday, January 14 @ 11:00am

Tuesday, Jan. 19 @ 7pm

Thursday, Jan. 28 @ 11am

Tuesday, Feb. 2 @ 7pm

Tuesday, Feb. 16 @ 7pm

You will join by entering the meeting as a Guest. Your username is your first and last name. Here is the link to join each Brightspace Help Session:

Adobe Brightspace Help Classroom

The schoolwide Brightspace Help meetings are separate from individual Welcome sessions held by each teacher. Please plan to attend the meeting with your teacher as well. Your teacher will notify you about the date of that meeting.

Additionally, I will conduct synchronous office hours for students once per week on Mondays at 4:30PM for AMDM A and on Mondays at 5:30PM for Math of Finance A and B.

If you have questions or concerns, feel free to email me or call at the number below. You may also reference the Spring 2016 Student Handbook for additional information and answers to general questions.


Dr. Mark Jones

706-352-9174 (Google Voice)

Due Date - Thursday, 2/11/2016 on or before 11:59PM

Please follow your schedule as to what is to be submitted by the Due Date.

See Below.

18 Week and 16 Week Students

January 28th DUE DATE for 18 Weeks and 16 Weeks Enrollments.

IF you did not submit an assignment that was due last Thursday night, then see the following information.

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