Registration for Spring 2016 IOAPA courses begins this week and continues through December 11, while seats last. For schools new to IOAPA or who have not participated recently, the registration process can sometimes be confusing. Read on for our step-by-step guide to IOAPA registration!
1. Register your school and assign a site coordinator and mentor. The first step is for principals to register their schools. They can do that on our website (belinblank.org/ioapa) by clicking on Enroll Your School on the right side of the page. As part of this step, schools assign a site coordinator and a mentor. They can be the same person or different people; however, the mentor needs to be a certified teacher at the school. We’ll be discussing this difference more in future blog posts. If your school has already registered with IOAPA for the 2015-16 academic year, visiting the Enroll Your School page will still allow you to access step 2.
2. Nominate the student(s) taking IOAPA course(s). Completing the school registration page sends the principal an automated email with a link in it to nominate the student. The principal either needs to complete the nomination or forward the link to the site coordinator or mentor to complete.
3. Confirm that each student has self-enrolled in the course. Once the student has been nominated, an email will be automatically sent to the student to enroll himself/herself in the actual course. Be sure to have students check their junk mail folders, as the automated emails sometimes get filtered there. Students should complete this process and be sure to click submit when they’re done.
For spring semester courses, when schools have already registered during that academic year:
During spring semester registration, if the school is already registered for this academic year, you should still start by clicking Enroll Your School on our website. You will then be redirected to step 2 (student nomination).
Students who take year-long courses do not need to re-enroll; they will be automatically enrolled in the spring semester of their course unless we receive notification that they would like to drop the course. We also drop students who are failing at the end of the semester, although these students are not charged a drop fee.
More questions? Feel free to contact our IOAPA staff or visit our website at belinblank.org/ioapa.