"Scripps Ranch High School"
Scripps Ranch High School Economics and Government Instructor: Ms. MacGregor Main Text: Democracy in Action, and Economics: Principles in Action, Other texts as assigned Parents: Please keep track of your student’s grade with “Parent Connection.” If you don’t have your password, the front office can help you. Find ParentConnection at: https://zangle.sandi.net/parentconnect/ Contact information: firstname.lastname@example.org The first letter is an “L.” Course Description: This course has one semester of Government and one of Economics. The Government part of the course is designed to provide a sound program in civic education. The purpose, structure and operation of local, state, and federal governments are studied as elements which shape political behavior and set limits on decision making. Emphasis is also placed on developing an understanding and appreciation of the American constitutional political system. The Economics semester is designed to give students a basic understanding of how the American economy works and why it is constantly fluctuating. American social, political, and economic values are studied and evaluated through activities, discussions and assignments. One of the goals of the course is to assist the student in making wise decisions as they relate to his/her own economic behavior. Classroom Management: Be seated and prepared to participate in class activities when the bell rings NO cell phones, or other distractions Turn work in on time Bring the textbook, unless told it will not be needed for the next class period Evaluation/grading: Students are evaluated using a variety of methods. The grading categories are: tests/quizzes 35%, paper/project 20%, homework/class work 20%, class discussion/debate 10%, semester test 15%. Grading: 90-100% = A grade, 80-89.9% = B, 70-79.9% = C, 60-69.9% D, below 60% = F. All work must be turned in on time. One day late means 50% credit. Students are expected to do the best possible job on all assignments. There is no extra credit to make up for missed points. Homework contract: Since all assignments will be listed on the homework website, there is no need for a homework contract. If you are going to be out, it is your responsibility to look on the website to find out what you will need to do before you return. Make up tests or quizzes are given after school. If you miss a quiz, you should make an appointment for the day you return. If you miss a test, you have five school days to take it. Example: If you are absent for a test on a Friday, you must take it by the following Thursday. It is your responsibility to make an appointment. If you make an appointment and don’t show up, you will receive a zero (unless you have an excused absence). Attendance: I follow the SRHS Tardy Policy. Please refer to the online handbook. If you are truant, whatever you missed will remain a zero. Assignments: Students will have work assigned regularly. It will be due at the next class meeting unless otherwise stated. Homework and assignments are on my website. http://www.srhsfalcons.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=111881&type=u&pREC_ID=19836 5 If you are only part-way done with an assignment, turn it in. You will receive credit for the portion that is finished and is correct. If a student is excused from class to go on a field trip or participate in a school activity, the work must be turned in that day or ahead of time. Citizenship This is based on attitude, participation, being on time to class, following directions and helpfulness. Academic Honesty Policy I adhere to the policies established by Scripps Ranch High School. Please read the relevant pages in the online Student Handbook. Electronics: Students may NOT use electronic devices in my class unless they have my express permission to do so. Any electronic device I see, whether it is in use or not, whether it is turned on or not, will be confiscated and turned in to the front office. This will affect your citizenship grade. NO exceptions. See the online Student Handbook for more information. The Constitution of the State of California requires that we provide a public education to you free of charge. Your right to a free education is for all school/educational activities, whether curricular or extracurricular, and whether you get a grade for the activity or class. For more information go to: http://www.sandi.net/Page/3094. Scripps Ranch High School Instructor: Ms. MacGregor Period _______ I acknowledge that I have read and understand the course syllabus and the policies of Scripps Ranch High School. _________________________________ ________________________ Student name, printed date _________________________________ parent/guardian name, printed _________________________________ __________________________ parent/guardian signature date Please sign and return this sheet to me by the next class period. Keep the syllabus in your notebook. Return this the day after you get it to earn 5 points. Return it late and you will not receive credit. Failure to return this form will result in a lowered citizenship grade.