This entails coming to class with the requisite assignments completed. In addition, you should have all the necessary materials to complete the day’s course work. Preparedness, therefore, will positively or negatively impact your overall performance.
Homework is assigned to create a base of knowledge. When homework is completed, that information is later used in lesson discussions, examinations, and projects. If you don’t have the assigned homework when due you are then unprepared. If you wish to makeup an assignment, please contact Mr.V.
Approximately 6 “POP” (unannounced) quizzes per Marking Period. Quizzes count toward preparedness (NOT the percentage Tests are subject to) since students are permitted to use their notebooks while completing them (eg. lesson notes, homework, maps, etc.).
Participating in class discussions and activities is part of preparedness. Classroom participation is an important assessment since students are expected to demonstrate their mastery of lesson content during class. (35% of final course grade)
Most terms, notebook evaluations will be treated as a project. Your notebook should always contain lesson notes, assignments, and handouts. During a notebook check, your notebook will be collected and inspected for completeness and organization. The notebook’s importance cannot be understated- it’s impact is broad and substantive. Successful students have an organized notebook containing the course content reviewed during the term. Mr.V will discuss how to construct and organize the notebook. A grading rubric for the evaluation is visible below (be sure to scroll this webpage). You can access a document explaining how to setup and maintain a notebook here. Be sure to ask questions and/ or attend tutoring sessions if necessary.
There may be additional projects assigned during the term, but the focus and scope will be described by Mr.V. ‘Time’ remaining in the term will also impact on the number and complexity of the projects. (10% of final course grade)
Will cover the term’s coursework and be administered as a department-wide uniform exam. (10% of final course grade)
At different times during the term, in-class activities may be used to generate extra points for students. These points would be incorporated into a student’s grade in a fashion that Mr.V will describe at the time of the activity.