do not give grades, ALL grades are earned. We will be utilizing the tool listed under the
‘Homework Policy’ often in the classroom. Each student in my class will have
access to this tool and it is expected to be checked often and daily. This
application is accessible from mobile devices as well.
assignments (including homework) are posted on my website Arabia website in the lesson plans as well as on the online learning platform (e.g. Edmodo, Schoology, or Black Board Collaborate). This website will link to other things like
my blog, and my online course as well.
Students are responsible to follow all of the directions on the
homework assignments. In addition,
students will create a blog or a wiki to post their homework in addition to
posting to my blog and the class discussions in the online course.
Homework is an extension of the classroom learning process. It is one method to help students establish
self-discipline and study skills.
Homework also is a way to keep parents informed and involved with
schoolwork. Homework will be posted on
the class Edmodo page (if not
physically handed to each student) prior to the assignment. Due dates and times for online assignments
are set electronically and assignments are not available after the due date. After the due date, the ‘Late Policy’ will
Students will have 3 opportunities to
submit late homework assignments. Students who fail to submit
their homework assignment(s) on the assigned date will receive a point
deduction as follows:
Late Day 1 11
points 89 is the
total possible points a student may earn
Late Day 2
9 points 80 is the total possible points a student may
Late Day 3 5 points 75 is the total possible points a student may earn
Policy: Classwork/Projects/Labs/Special Projects
Students who fail to submit their assignment(s) on the date delineated
by the individual instructor will receive a point deduction as follows:
Late Day 1 11
points 89 is the total possible points a student may
Late Day 2
9 points 80 is the total
possible points a student may earn
Late Day 3
5 points 75 is the total
possible points a student may earn
The goal of any assessment is to assess the level of mastery on a set of performance standards. Often, students perform on some assessments better than others. Therefore, at the discretion of the teacher or the subject area team, reassessment may be used as a learning opportunity and as a way for the student to demonstrate growth. The teacher or subject area team may allow one (1) reassessment or retest within the same 4.5 week grading period as the original assessment. The reassessment score will be averaged with the initial assessment score.
Students who have excused
absences are afforded an opportunity to complete missed work
after their return to school. In order
to be extended this opportunity, students must provide the teacher with an
‘Excused Absence’ pass. These passes are distributed by the Arabia Mountain
High School attendance office. Students have 24 hours for each day
of excused absence to complete schoolwork missed. Failure to complete the missed work by the
designated deadline will result in a zero.
Students who do not provide an excused absence
pass to the teacher upon return to Arabia Mountain High School will be
provided with a zero for all work missed and will not be allowed to make-up
their work. All unexcused absences will receive a zero for worked missed
during the absence.
Due to the fact that many of the projects require
software, equipment or materials that cannot be sent home, it is imperative
that the student keeps up with the instructional expectations each day in
this class. Students missing major
projects will follow the Make-up Policy
guidelines. It is imperative that each student not miss project assignments
as most are group-based and each member is an integral part to the success of
the entire group.
Expectations: Please respect yourself,
your classmates, your teacher, and school property.
prompt. Students must be in class
before the tardy bell. Tardy students
will be marked tardy in Infinite Campus. Accumulations of tardies in the
classroom will result in the Arabia Mountain High School discipline policy
being executed. Refer to the
discipline policy in the school’s handbook for further details.
prepared. Bring required materials
every day. All assignments are due at
deadline given. Make restroom stops
before and after class.
alert. Get plenty of rest at home.
your classmates and their property.
not interrupt instruction.
are dismissed from the class once the dismissal bell rings.
all gum, food, drinks, etc. prior to entering the computer lab.
using the computers, the student is not to use the computer for activities
that do not relate to this class; therefore, you should not be checking
e-mail, chatting, playing games, downloading, uploading,
doing research for another class, listening to music, personal
browsing, etc….When allowed to use the Internet, visiting websites that
are not appropriate for school or not educationally related is PROHIBITED. Violators will face consequences as
outlined in the student handbook.
** All students
should observe ALL the rules and regulations in the Student Handbook. **
Use of the Internet must be in support of
education and research and consistent with the educational objectives of the
DeKalb County School System. The use
of the Internet is a privilege, not a right, and inappropriate use will
result in cancellation of those privileges. Any student user not complying
with the DeKalb County School System Internet Acceptable Use Agreement shall
lose Internet privileges for a period of not less than one week.
· Follow all safety rules given by the teacher.
· Perform processes exactly as instructed by my teacher
· Not help other students, or allow them to help me, if they have not
received safety training
· Not operate any tools or equipment unless instructed to do so.
· Use all protective equipment as instructed.
· Carry out good housekeeping practices.
· Know where to get help fast.
· Know the location of first aid and other safety equipment.
· Conduct myself in a responsible manner at all times in a laboratory
will be held per the teacher’s designation and preferred time.