TEXTBOOK/SUPPLEMENTAL RESOURCES: Our main textbook for the course is Prentice Hall: United States History.
Required/Supplemental/Parallel Texts for the Course: All additional readings will be provided by the teacher in print or via internet.
A – 100-90%
B – 89-80%
C – 79-74%
D – 70-73%
F – 69-Below
SYNERGY ACCESS TO GRADES:
It is strongly encouraged that you keep your Synergy login information in a safe place and that you have access to the information when needed. Parents should contact the Main Office (770.819.2521).
Please note that when you are viewing grades in Synergy that a blank grade column for your child has no effect on their grade. If the space is blank, then your student may not have turned in that assignment due to absence or the teacher may not have entered grades for that assignment at that time. An “X” means that the student is exempt from an assignment at the discretion of the teacher.
Homework/Class Work Requirements:
Students with no more than one excused absence may qualify to exempt one of their final exams. Students with a course average of 80 or higher may exempt one final exam of their choice. Students with a course average of 79 or below may request that ten percentage points be added to the final exam grade. Towards the end of the semester, students who qualify may submit an Exam Exemption Form to the classroom teacher of their choice. Teachers must verify that the student qualifies for the exemption.
LATE WORK POLICY: Any late work will receive a highest possible grade of a 70 if turned in after the assignment is due. The student will have until the unit test to turn in late work and will receive a highest possible grade of 70. No work will be graded after the Unit Test.
ATTENDANCE AND MAKE-UP POLICY: If a student receives an excused absence he or she will be able to make up the work in class that was done for the day. It is the student’s responsibility to obtain their work from the teacher and complete and return in a timely manner. The student has up to the amount of excused absences plus one day to complete any missing work. After that point the work will be considered late and will be graded as such.
To avoid being counted tardy, students must be seated and ready for class when the bell rings. School policy states that students may receive detention, In-School Suspension, and Out-of-School Suspension for repeated tardies.
Students can come in after school on Tuesday and Thursday from 3:45-4:30. Please make sure you sign-up if you are planning on coming to tutoring during any of these time as I do have three separate classes so if multiples from different classes will be in attendance I need to be able to accommodate. Thank you in advance.
CELL PHONES AND ELECTRONIC DEVICES:
As per the school’s policy, cell phones are not to be used during class time unless directed by the teacher for instructional purposes. Students will receive a discipline referral after one warning to put away any electronic device (unless the device is being used for instruction). Students are allowed to bring certain technologies to class (iPad, laptop, Kindle, etc.), but it should NOT interfere with the teaching or other’s learning.
Cell Phone Policy: Cell Phones are only to be used for instructional purposes in the classroom, if for some reason there is an emergency that needs to be addressed the only acceptable times to do this is before or after class, which means, you need to come talk to me if you are going to be late regarding the matter and we will assess if you will be admitted into class. Student will only be given one warning for both cell phones and earbuds and then the student will be given a referral.
GRADE RECOVERY: Students who score 69 or below on any unit assessment are allowed to retake the assessment. The grade will not exceed a 70 for the unit assessment. The retake must be completed with-in one week. Please view the teacher’s blog for notification when the assessment will be administered.
Cheating is considered a serious matter. Any student who is involved in cheating/plagiarism will receive a grade of zero on the material, an unsatisfactory in conduct, and his/her parents will be notified.
For this course, cheating is defined as, but is not limited to, the following acts: