|*The final grade for the quarter
will be determined by combining three different averages: quizzes, homework,
and unit tests.
|*Each studentís lowest homework
grade and lowest quiz grade will be dropped at the end of each quarter.
|*The final grade for the year will
be determined by averaging the four quarter grades together.
|*Students will have a quiz or test
for which to study or a homework assignment to complete nearly every night.
|*Students are expected to keep
a well-organized notebook to assist in studying for quizzes and tests.
The notebook should include sections for 1)
grammar and writing notes, 2) literature notes, 3) reading and writinglog,
and 4) DOL.
|*Quizzes are given frequently to
help the teacher evaluate student learning.
|*Homework will be given an average
of two to three times a week.
|*Homework is extremely important
for quiz and test preparation.
|*Homework assignments will usually
be twenty minutes or less.
|*Homework assignments will be graded
for accuracy, sentence structure, capitalization, spelling, punctuation,
and grammar conventions.
|*Homework assignments will be posted
on the assignment board.
|*Late assignments will not be accepted
without a parental note stating an excusable reason.
|*Students are permitted to redo
completed assignments for a possible ninety points.
|*Make-up assignments must be turned
in within the two day per absence limit stated in the student handbook.
|*Each quarter students are required
to read three hundred pages in addition to classroom assignments for a
part of the homework grade.
|*A major part of the fourth quarter
grade will be a required research report.