Class work/Homework- 30%:
Class work will be completed daily and homework will be given on a regular basis. Class work and homework will count 30% towards your marking period grade. All class work and homework is expected to be handed in on time. Partial credit will be given for work turned in late. There is a 10 point penalty for each day it is late.
There will be a test after each major unit discussed in class. Quizzes will be given periodically throughout a unit to asses student progress and understanding of content. These will combine and count for 40% of your marking period grade.
Each marking period there will be a major assignment, such as an essay, research paper, or research project assigned. These projects will count 15% towards your marking period grade.
Students will be expected to participate in class on a regular basis. This includes answering teacher proposed questions, cooperating in groups, presenting material to the class, applying listening skills, etc… Student participation will count 15% towards your marking period grade. Missing 3 or more classes will severely affect your participation grade!!!
Students are required to attend ALL classes. All absences and lateness will require a legal excuse from the attendance office. Students are responsible for all assignments and notes missed while absent. Assignments can only be made up with a legal excuse from the attendance office.
I will be available in my classroom every morning from 7:30-8:00.
Because I coach two varsity sports, I will be available after school by appointment only.