Civics and Economics
Through the study of Civics and Economics, students will acquire the skills and
knowledge necessary to become responsible and effective citizens. Civics is a graduation
requirement in North Carolina, so students must pass the course in order to graduate.
Civics and Economics also serves as a foundation for U.S. History, which students will
take during their eleventh grade year.
Classwork/Homework/Participation (30%) – Students will have some variation of
classwork or homework each day.
Quizzes (30%) – Students should be prepared for a quiz every day reviewing recently
covered topics as well as those from earlier in the course.
Tests (40%) – Students will have tests approximately every two weeks.
Final Exam – The cumulative final exam will test the students on their comprehension of
the course material at the end of the semester. Students who have a good attendance
record and high enough grades may be exempt from the final exam. For those students
who have to take the final exam, it will count as ¼ of their course grade.
Three-ring binder (at least 1½”)
Notebook paper (every day)
Pencils/Pens – Students must have pencils on test days.
Textbook (these will be kept in the classroom)
It is the responsibility of the student to get make-up work on the first day that they return
to school after an absence. The student shall have two days to complete missed
assignments for every one day absent. If a student misses more than 10 days of any
course, the student will not receive credit for that course. Make-up work will be posted
on Moodle and can be located in a binder located in the classroom.
Be Prompt: When the bell rings, students should IN THEIR ASSIGNED SEAT ready
to work. Students who are not in their seats when the bell rings will receive a tardy.
Be Prepared: Each student is required to have materials for each class session (textbook,
paper, writing utensil).
Be Respectful: Students should respect their peers by being polite and leaving personal
property alone. Students are to respect the teacher by following classroom rules and
policies and not causing classroom disruptions. In order to have a safe and effective
classroom environment, students must respect others.
Leaving Class: Students will not be allowed to leave class for any reason short of an
emergency. The classroom is down the hall from the restroom so students should be able
to use the facilities before entering the room.
Cheating: Unless asked to do group work, the assignments given are meant to indicate
how well a student understands a concept. Therefore, if a student is found to be cheating,
they will receive an automatic zero and administration will be notified.
Consequences: Any violation of the above procedures will result in any of the following:
verbal warning, parent contact, detention (failure to report could lead to lunch detention),
If there are ever any questions or concerns that arise, feel free to contact me by e-mail or
phone. My e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org and the phone number to my
classroom is (919) 496-3975 ext. 298. I will be available in the morning before 7:48,
during lunch, and after school. Also, if students are in need of help I am happy to assist.
If students are in need of assistance they should arrange a time to see me either before or
after school. Also, I have a Moodle page that is updated frequently and can be accessed
at any time. In order to access Moodle, go to the BHS website and click on the Moodle
link on the left side of the page.
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Parent Contact Information
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