Grading Policy

Grading Policy    

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 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.

Test/Quizzes- 40%: 

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.


Research Projects-15%: 

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.


Participation- 15%: 

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. 

Office Hours:

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.