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									                                                          Amanda Harrison
                                               Atascocita High School Math Department
                                                    White Community Room # 2410
                                                         Phone: 281.641.7794

Dear Parents/Guardians and Students,

First, let me welcome you to another exciting yet ambitious school year. As many of you know, mathematics is needed to be successful
in many aspects of our lives. The skills learned in Statistics will assist your son or daughter to live in a more productive life as well as
onto other academic courses.

As the teacher, your child can expect the best and varied instructional skills. As Atascocita High School’s philosophy is Rigor,
Relevance, and Relationships, your son/daughter has elected to take the AP Statistics course. It is my goal to establish a rigorous
curriculum which will include a good amount of foundation surrounding statistics that could prepare them for post secondary education.
During tests and quizzes, your child should expect to see a few problems which maybe unfamiliar but are solvable using the methods
and theory learned through the lessons. These “challenge” problems are designed to help your child learn the material fully, not just
how to do the specific problems in the homework. Also, I will teach many lessons which will relate to real-life applications and try to
maintain a positive relationship with him/her. In order to be successful in a college level course, it is well advised to follow these
suggestions below.

The most successful students are those who take responsibility of their own progress. Please help your child grow in self-motivation
and developing good study habits. Your interest and support of your child is crucial in maintaining academic achievement. Also, your
child needs to maintain a healthy attendance record, especially on block days (Wednesdays and Thursdays). Missing a block day is
equal to missing two class days. If your child is absent for any reason, it is his/her responsibility to attain the notes from that day’s
class. I will be posting my notes on my website daily as well as homework assignments. I will also have tutoring on Tuesday
afternoon’s 3:00 to 3:45 and Friday morning’s 6:45 to 7:15. I will also be available on Wednesday afternoon’s 3:00 to 4:00 for
make-up assessments only. As a guardian, you do have an opportunity to view your child’s grades by logging into Humble ISD’s
website at and clicking on ‘view grades online’. Your son/daughter will be given a progress report at three and six
weeks and an official grade report at the end of each nine weeks.

Your child’s grade is determined by a structure which consists of 75% tests and projects (summative) and 25% daily work (formative).
There will be at least three tests per nine weeks and at most one project. Daily assignments are listed under formative category. Your
child does not need to purchase a graphing calculator. As mandated by the state, each student is allowed to use a graphing calculator
in class. However, your child is not allowed to take the calculator away from the classroom and cannot use the school’s calculator on
the AP Statistics exam. Therefore, I strongly encourage each AP Statistics student to purchase either a TI-83 Plus, TI-84, TI-84 Plus,
TI-89, or TI-Inspire calculator. Problems will be modeled in class on a TI-84 Plus. The course textbook has models for TI-89 use. I
also ask that every student bring in one four pack of AAA batteries (brand does not matter) for calculators.

The AP Statistics exam is scheduled for May 10, 2013. Every student enrolled in AP Statistics is strongly encouraged to sign up for
and take the AP exam. AHS will soon have a link on the school website that will allow students to sign up and pay online.

Finally, I am asking for assistance in supplies. During the school year, we do run quite low in certain resources which can hamper your
child’s learning. In order to not reach this point, it would be gracious if I can ask for the following:
                            1 Period: A box of tissues
                            3 Period: A box of unsharpened pencils (Any count)

All of these items can be purchased at any local market or dollar store.

If there is absolutely any questions, please do not hesitate and contact me either through e-mail (preferred) or phone. I will do my best
to answer your question(s) in a timely fashion. I am thrilled to have your child in my class and together as a team, we will make this a
superb year.


Amanda Harrison

By signing this form below, I declare that I am the legal parent/guardian of the child and understand the expectations upon
this class as listed on this letter. (Please detach and return ASAP.)

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