iKann Frequently Asked Questions

  • How are iKann courses structured?
  • iKann courses are taken completely online and housed in the Haiku learning management system.  Students can work at their own pace in order to personalize their learning experience.  Synchronous meetings/virtual office hours are offered weekly, allowing students to connect with their instructor on a regular basis.
     

  •  Who can take iKann courses?‚Äč

  • iKann courses are available for A.L. Brown High School students in grades 9 through 12.  There are currently no minimum GPA or related prerequisites.  However, we recommend that you review the "Traits of Successful Online Learners" in the iKann Student Handbook to ensure this learning format is a good fit.  There are currently a limited number of courses available to students in grades 7 and 8 at Kannapolis Middle School, which we are planning to expand next year.  Contact a KMS administrator for more information.

  • Why would a student want to enroll in an iKann course?
  • Students may wish to enroll in iKann courses not offered in a face-to-face format, such as Creative Writing and Natural Disasters.  Some courses, such as Spanish, reach maximum capacity quickly and iKann offers additional space.  Students may find that iKann provides an option for schedule conflict situations.  They may also wish to take a fifth block.  iKann is not a credit recovery method, but students can take advantage of other recovery options such as Odyssey or NC Virtual Public High School. 

  • What courses are offered within the iKann program?

  • Please refer to the current list of iKann course offerings.

  • How do I sign-up for an iKann course?

  • If you are interested in registering for an iKann course, you can contact the A.L. Brown High School guidance office and speak to a school counselor.  Mr. Daryle Adams, Dean of Students, can also assist you in registering for an iKann course.

  • Are there additional costs or fees associated with taking iKann courses?

  • iKann courses are free to KCS students.  There are no additional fees or costs associated with the iKann program.  The required resources and supplementary material are embedded in the online course.   Therefore, no textbooks are required for iKann courses.

  • Can I take iKann courses off campus?

  • Yes.  iKann courses can be completed remotely.  They may also be taken as a fifth block in addition to a full course load.  Please review the iKann "Work from Home" agreement for more details.

  • What is the drop policy for iKann courses?

  • Students may drop a course within the first 10 days of enrollment in an iKann course without penalty for fall and spring semester courses.  For summer courses, students may drop within the first 5 days of enrollment without penalty.  Withdrawals taking places after these deadlines will result in a grade designation of "WF" (withdrawn/failure) on the student's transcript.

  • Who teaches iKann courses?

  • iKann instructors are certified and highly qualified in their content area.  In most cases, iKann faculty are current  or retired Kannapolis City Schools teachers.

  • How many iKann courses can I take?

  • If you are taking an iKann course as a fifth block in addition to a full course load, you are permitted to take only one at a time.  If you are taking a course during the regular school day, you may add an additional course as a fifth block.  No more than two iKann courses are permitted to be taken at a given time.  There is no restriction on the total number of iKann courses a student can take over the course of their academic career.

  •  Am I required to take final exams for iKann courses?

  • Yes.  All iKann courses have an assciated final exam that must be taken on campus in a secure testing environment.  Your iKann instructor will provide additional details upon enrollment in an iKann course.

  • I have questions about iKann courses.  Who should I contact?

  • If you have questions related to iKann courses, you can contact a school counselor at A.L. Brown High School or Mr. Daryle Adams, Dean of Students, at (704) 932-6125.  You can also review the iKann Parent/Student Handbook for more information regarding program specifics.

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