I usually only sent "select snippets" of this, rather than the whole thing. I also sometimes copy-paste info directly from the ARCS Student Handbook.
If you choose to adopt any of this content, you will need to review this information and customize it to your needs --- as well as to the receiving Student's needs and Grant Program:
Both the Grant and Certification Boards place the following stipulations on progression through the ARCS Curriculum:
- access to no more than one COURSE, on any given week.
- earliest completion/graduation: 9 months
*which means that some courses are designed to take more than one week to complete.
- access to no more than one LESSON, on any given week.
- earliest completion/graduation: 18 months
The reason for these limitations is both practical and ethical:
- They want to make sure that you devote adequate time to developing the skills required for competent coaching practice.
- Since the coursework is emotional in nature --- and progressively, so (i.e. it gets "deeper" as you continue through it) --- they do not want anyone to move too fast or get overwhelmed.
One of my favorite quotes from a student:
"I understand now, that it's my inner child who decides when I'm ready for the next lesson."
You are encouraged to take as much time as you need to heal, so turning in a coursework each week is not required --- but when you do turn in completed work --- it's due in my inbox by Sundays at 5pm EST latest:
Reminder of ARCS Coursework-Opening Schedule
You are on the [Grant Program] which means that no more than one [Course/Lesson] can be opened for you, per one week.
***This is a stipulation of the actual Certification Board that will sanction you to practice as a Coach, so neither I nor ARCS Admin can change this!
1. If you have any completed coursework for the week (not required), it must be submitted within the ARCS Student Portal no later than Sundays at 5pm EST.
2. New coursework will be opened by Tuesdays at 9am EST (based upon whatever was turned in the previous Sunday).
Upon enrollment, I sent you a link to The ARCS Student Handbook with this information.
Here's that link, if you need to review it, again: