2) Students who wish to attempt to raise their grade by way of an exemplary Extra Credit Project:
a) Schedule a meeting after school to discuss your proposal.
b) The meeting has to take place at least 5 weeks before the end of the semester.
c) Sign a contract that includes your proposal and completion schedule

d) Extra Credit projects are nt accepted the last 3 weeks of each semester

“Two birds disputed about a kernel, when a third swooped down and carried it off.     ~ Proverb from Mali~

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1) Saving assignments in your spiral notebook or Binder:
Students are required to save all home and class learning in their individual 3 ring binders or notebooks for each class. There will be a periodic binder / notebook check.


• are created to help you learn through your innovations and thoughts
• some will be graded for accuracy and development, while others will measure the level of student mastery and learning
• are designed for practice and some will not receive points
• will sometimes be evaluated by you and your fellow students
• can be for building knowledge that will help with future assignments not to mention, tests or projects
• are checked for timely submission and effort.



Grade Weights & Categories
• 40 % – Essay, Project, Culminating Task
• 25 % – Class Practice (e.g. warm ups, thinking on paper,
Cornell Notes, KWC, rough drafts, notebooks, etc.)

• 30 % – Quiz & Test
• 4% – Home Practice 
(unless part of a larger project / assignment)
• 1% – EC Thinking Knowing Writing Speaking

Work Habits and Cooperation 

‘E’ (excellent) ‘S’ (satisfactory) and ‘U’ (unsatisfactory)

Work Habits
0-2 missing or late assignments = “E”
3-5 missing or late assignments = “S”
6+ missing or late  assignments = “U”

0-2 detentions (lunch or after school) = “E”
3 detentions (lunch or after school) =”S”
more than 3 detentions (lunch or after school) =”U”

Having U’s on your report card effects your priveleges for activities such as: Free Dress Day, Dances, Field Trips, Culmination, Beach Trip, etc.

1) If you miss an assignment:
a) call / text / email a friend or”study buddy” to ask what you missed or b) check the homework board on the side of the room or
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2) Students are responsible to make up any class/home work they miss. This includes tests!

Late Assignments

• Students with a verified absence (e.g. illness or funeral): need to complete the work or test and then turn it in the same week they returned to school for full credit
• Students without a verified absence:late work must be turned in before each progress report period. For example, if miss a HW or classwork in August, it must be made up before the first progress report in September.  If you miss a HW in during the 2nd grading period, , it must be made up before the October progress report. And so on.