- September - Introduction
- October - Castle Grounds
- November - Ground Floor
- December - Other Floors
- January - Midterm Exam / Project
- February - Towers
- March - Dungeons
- April - Castle Secrets
- May - Castle Staff
- June - Final Exam / Project
- Do I need any special talents like singing, writing, or drawing, to join this class?
No, you only need access to the internet. There might be discussions, puzzles, or creativity-related assignment options, but none of those will require any special talent. You will only need to express your opinion through an art form and show some effort.
- How do I pass the class and earn a quill?
In order to earn a quill in this class, you must manage at least an A (Acceptable) grade, which means you need 150+ house points. No exceptions.
- Is there a grading system?
Yes, just like in the cannon books, you can get the following grades: Outstanding, Exceeds Expectations, Acceptable, Poor, Dreadful, Troll.
* O = 250 - 300
* E = 200 - 249
* A = 150 - 199
* P = 100 - 149
* D = 50 - 99
* T = 0 - 49
- How many points can I earn?
You have the opportunity to earn up to 300 house points per two. Each term there will be 4 homeworks (30 points each), 4 extra credits (30 points each), an exam (30 points) and a project (30 points). This means by the end of the year you can earn 600 points!
- Can I lose points or get kicked out from the class?
Breaking any HOL rules (which are nicely explained in the Handbook), will first earn you negative house points, and if your behavior doesn't change, you will be dropped from this class.
- Can I have extensions?
Of course, but please try to plan ahead and contact me in a timely fashion. If you're contacting me on the last day of the month it tells me you've not really bothered with the class at all and you've put everything off till last minute.
- Are there class awards?
Yes, this class offers 3 HOL awards.
- Shining Star of Hard Work. Given to students who achieve at least an E (Exceeds Expectations) grade.
- Hogwarts Headmaster Award. Given to the top points earner(s) from each house.
- Special Services to Hogwarts Award. Given to students who excel in the class on one way or another (students who manage to amuse me, impress me, etc.).
- Where should I send my class work?
Please submit Class Work to: firstname.lastname@example.org with the following title: Castle [Name of Work] - [HOL ID]. For example, if I submitted the first homework I would write: Castle HW1 - pr_zok. Though, always remember to include your HOL Name, HOL ID, and House, somewhere in your e-mail.
- What should I do if I have any questions?
There is always a suitable thread for that purpose at the Class Forum. If you would like to ask something in private, please send me a HOL Message or a PM at the HOL Forum. DON'T send me questions or anything along those lines at the class e-mail, use it only for submitting work.