Students are expected to arrive in class and be seated before class begins. Frequent tardiness and absences will seriously impact both academic and work habits grades. Make-up work will only be given for excused absences and must be completed by a date agreed upon by the student and teacher. Cheating on individual assignments or tests will result in a grade of “0” and those grades cannot be made up.
Students are expected to complete all class assignments and homework on time and in the manner assigned by the teacher. To do so, they need to have the appropriate materials daily in class. Basic materials include lined paper and blue or black pens. Students may receive a more extensive materials list.
Students will receive an academic grade (A,B,C,D, or F) as well as grades in work habits and cooperation (Excellent, Satisfactory, and Unsatisfactory). Report cards will be carried home by students or mailed home every 5 weeks.
Students’ progress will be measured by a variety of classwork and homework assignments. Quizzes, tests, projects, and notebook grades will also be averaged into the grades. Failing to complete work will result in low academic grades and unsatisfactory work habits grades. See a more detailed description of grading.