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    TEXT AND SUPPLIES

    • Human Legacy
    • Three-ring binder (preferred)
    • Loose-leaf paper

     

    GRADING

    Total Point System:

     

    HOMEWORK (3 points)

    All assignments are due at the beginning of the period and work must be completed fully and have work clearly shown to receive full credit.  Homework that is shown late will receive half credit as long as it is shown by the end of that week.

     

    PROJECT (60 - 100 points)

    Projects must be handed in on the due date at the beginning of class.  Rubrics will be provided with the assignment.  Work must be completed individually unless stated otherwise.

     

    TESTS (60 – 100 points)/ QUIZZES (20 – 50 points)

    Students will be given a tentative quiz date and test date at the beginning of each unit.  The week of each test, practice problems will be given to help students review. The day prior to the test a review session will be held in class as well as after school as needed.  Practice problems should be completed by this time.  

     

    ALTERNATIVE ASSESSMENTS & DIGITAL JOURNAL (Points may vary)

    Any other graded assignment will be a part of a student’s alternative assessment grade.  Students will be informed when an assignment will be collected for grading.

    ABSENCES

    Students will have ONE day for each day you are absent to make up the work.  For example, if you are absent on a Tuesday, you must turn in Monday’s homework when you return on Wednesday. You will then turn in Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s homework on Thursday. 

     

    If you miss a test or quiz, you must speak to us the FIRST DAY you return to school, so we can schedule a time for you to take the assessment.

     

    PLAGIARISM / ACADEMIC DISHONESTY POLICY:

    It is the expectation at SHS that all student work will be original and the result of individual student effort. Cheating and plagiarism are forms of academic theft. Copying the work, ideas and words of others is a violation of intellectual property rights and grounds for expulsion in the college and university settings. The faculty and administration of Somerville High School take great care to educate our students regarding what constitutes plagiarism. Students who engage in copying and or plagiarism will face serious consequences including possible failure and disciplinary action. Students who knowingly assist another student in an academically dishonest act will be held equally responsible. (Student Handbook)

     

    CLASS RULES

    The following are specific rules of the classroom:

    • SCHOOL RULES APPLY IN THE CLASSROOM
    • Be on time! You must be in your seat and ready to work when the bell rings.
    • Be prepared! Bring daily-required materials to class every day.
    • Be respectful! Show respect to everyone and everything!
    • The teacher dismisses the class, not the bell! DO NOT LINEUP AT THE DOOR!
    • NO PHONES!

     

    EXTRA HELP

    For extra help, please schedule an appointment to meet with us before school, during lunch or after school.  The day before tests, we will hold a review session after school upon request.

     

    DISCIPLINE POLICY FOR RULE VIOLATION

    Students are expected to follow the school and classroom rules in the student handbook or listed above.  Violation of these rules will follow the given process:

    Offense #1   Verbal warning

    Offense #2   Teacher/student conference

    Offense #3   Phone call home

    Offense #4   Detention (before/after school)

    Offense #5   Referral

     

    **Severity of the violation may lead to other actions