Respect yourself and others:
• 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.
*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
All students will be on a school-wide web-based grading program. More information to follow.
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.
YOU WILL NEED TO BE ABLE TO MEET CERTAIN EXIT CRITERIA BY THE END OF EACH SEMESTER BEYOND YOUR PASSING GRADE.
---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
--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.
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:
ELEMENTS OF THE PORTFOLIO:
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—
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)
A=90-100% B=80-89% C=70-79% D=60-69% F=0-59%
Questions about grading?
Contact Ms. Garrett at firstname.lastname@example.org
or 971-506-9114 or at 503-916-5140
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