Our courses require due dates and enforce deadlines. We consider due date management to be an essential skill for college or job preparation. Also, we need students to honor deadlines so our teachers can effectively manage their own workload. Our teachers will deduct 5-10% per day for late work submitted to them. They will extend grace when circumstances beyond the family’s control preclude timely submission, but only where the problem could not have been anticipated and where the family continues to make reasonable effort to submit the work as close to the deadline as possible. When a planned event will preclude timely submission we expect the family to increase the student’s workload before the event and submit the work in advance, rather than allowing the student to fall behind and increasing the student’s workload afterward.