Respect yourself and others:

  • No racist, sexist, or homophobic remarks will be tolerated
  • No name calling or harassing
  • Bring all materials to class
  • Respect your personal area and the school area-keep it clean
  • No talking out or turn or off subject
  • Electronic devices need to be used appropriately in class
  • Follow all school rules (see Franklin High School Student Handbook)


Attendance/Tardy Policy:
•    It is important for you to be in class everyday and on time with your materials
•    You are considered tardy if you are not in your seat by the time the tardy bell rings. If you are late, you miss important information and instruction, and you will need to see me after school. Avoid these issues and BE ON TIME.
•    Participation points are given daily. Students earn these points by...
o    Being engaged in class
o    Being cooperative with peers and teacher
o    Doing their best
o    Being on time
o    Turning in assignments on time
•    If you have an excused absence it is your responsibility to get in touch with the teacher to make up what you missed within one week of your absence, however, some work cannot be made up.
•    See your student handbook for more information on the attendance policy.

Hall Passes
*You will be given a hall pass and have three opportunities to go out, during class, per quarter, at teacher discretion. If you don't use those opportunities, you may cash the pass in at the end of the quarter for bonus points.
*Hall Passes are issued at the teacher's discretion (Official Franklin Hall Pass only)
*Issued only after the first 15 minutes of class/not issued the last 15 minutes 

Grading
All students will be on a school-wide web-based grading program. More information to follow.
FRESHMAN ENGLISH

    65% papers, tests, quizzes and projects
    20% classwork/homework(completed assignments and quality work)
    15% participation(classroom participation and being prepared for class and turning in assignments on time regularly)


Late work policy: (ALSO APPLIES TO CCE)

It is important that you are in class and keeping up with the work. If you have had an excused absence that has been cleared with the attendance office, you need to come and see me at lunch or after school to get the work you missed. You may also want to email me. You have one week from the date you were absent to contact me.

In general, there will be a due date for all assignments. If you miss the due date, you may turn it in late for a penalty on your participation grade for up to one week from the due date. I will take some assignments after this period, but you must come in and talk to me and make arrangements. This is not for all assignments. Assignments that require class participation and time sensitive assignments (novel questions or quizzes, for example) cannot be made up.

VERY  IMPORTANT!
YOU WILL NEED TO BE ABLE TO MEET CERTAIN EXIT CRITERIA BY THE END OF EACH SEMESTER BEYOND YOUR PASSING GRADE.
FRESHMEN:
*FIRST SEMESTER-

---NARRATIVE OR ESSAY WRITING SAMPLE PASSING IN THE CATEGORIES OF IDEAS AND ORGANIZATION

--KNOWLEDGE OF NOVEL WORK (Secret Life of Bees this year) 

--PARTICIPATION IN SOCRATIC SEMINAR

--A GRADE OF C OR BETTER ON COMPREHENSIVE FINAL EXAM

 *SECOND SEMESTER-

--A POEM THAT YOU WRITE AND RECITE

--A GRADE OF C OR BETTER ON ROMEO AND JULIET FINAL PAPER OR PROJECT

--A GRADE OF C OR BETTER ON THE WRITING PORTFOLIO PROJECT 

--NARRATIVE OR ESSAY WRITING SAMPLE PASSING IN THE CATEGORIES OF IDEAS AND ORGANIZATION


COLLEGE AND CAREER EXPLORATION (CCE)

TO STUDENTS AND PARENTS:

Most ninth graders aren’t thinking about college or their future careers. However, to take full advantage of the opportunities and challenges of high school, it helps to have a vision for what students want to do after senior year. This course is designed to help students see the possibilities for themselves and to have conversations and experiences related to their futures. Students will also create some helpful documents and tools through this process, so that they are able to see the value of achieving good grades, and finding scholarships, work, and community service opportunities throughout high school. This course is in no way expected to be the final ­­ or the only ­­ opportunity for students to think of their lives after high school; it is only the beginning.


COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This class is an opportunity for ninth grade students to gain exposure to the working world they will one day enter and the ways that post­secondary options, including college, will help them in the future. The intention is to “connect the dots” between school and career in ways that keep students motivated to continue to explore career interests throughout high school and to graduate with the skills they will need for the future. After having chances to reflect on their current strengths and interests, students in this course will gain exposure to a wide range of possible careers, the basics of personal finance, the value of community service, and the expectations for college entrance and scholarships. Students will learn and utilize a variety of digital communication tools, including the creation of a digital portfolio that will demonstrate students’ proficiencies with the Oregon Career Related Learning Standards and AVID Grade 9 Elective Standards. By the end of the course, students will have opportunities for meaningful exploration that will create excitement around college and career to give students a clear pathway to their future possibilities.


UNITS OF STUDY:

  • Identity 101
  • High School 101
  • Tech 101
  • College 101
  • Career 101
  • Money 101
  • Community 101


ELEMENTS OF THE PORTFOLIO:
Semester 1

  1. My Lifeboat Presentation
  2. My Personal Mission Statement
  3. Four-Year Plan
  4. Resume
  5. Two Career Pathways Presentation


Semester 2

  1. CRLE - Career-Related Learning Experience
  2. Five­-Year Plan (add to Four-Year Plan)
  3. Sample College Application (Reflection)
  4. Ways to Pay for Higher Education (Reflection)
  5. Personal Budget
  6. Community Service Project Proposal


  • Digital Portfolio of above assessments (Google Docs and uploaded into Naviance)


ADDITIONAL SKILLS:
Students will also spend time building reading and thinking skills by participating in and using some of the following activities and strategies:

Silent Sustained Reading (SSR)
Article Annotation and Reflection
AVID Critical Reading Strategies
SOAPSTone Reading Strategy


REQUIRED MATERIALS/SUPPLIES:    You will need the following supplies for this class—

  • A clear school and public library card
  • Other materials will be provided 


GRADING:       Students are evaluated on the basis of their classwork, homework. notebook(electronic), and their completed portfolio pieces.

80%     Portfolio Pieces (Major Assignments and Projects)
20%     Classwork/Homework (including Daily Notebook-electronic)


GRADING SCALE:
A=90-100%        B=80-89%        C=70-79%        D=60-69%         F=0-59%

Questions about grading?
Contact Ms. Garrett at pgarrett@pps.net
or 971-506-9114 or at 503-916-5140

Classroom Expectations

 


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