Algebra I · Students who are in Algebra 1 must be aware that this course is an accelerated math course; you may find yourself having to work harder in math this year than any other year. Do not be afraid to ask questions! · Please be aware that you will be taking a Keystone Exam on top of taking the 7^{th} grade PSSA test. · If you do not pass the Keystone, you will retake Algebra 1 in 8^{th} grade. · You will be working on problems from PH Algebra I book.
Materials
Homework
Homework will be assigned on a regular basis. Students are required to do their homework.
Absence
Assessment
Assessments will occur in these different forms: 1. Homework – Homework is checked daily, and the grade for homework will be put into the grade book at the completion of the chapter. 2. Quizzes Each grading period will be made up of quizzes. Pop quizzes are expected in this class. 3. Tests Tests will cover information taught throughout each chapter. Students will be given a review worksheet or review problems from the textbook to work on as homework before a test.
Grades Student grades will be calculated based on the total number of points earned divided by the total number of points available. For example: a student earns 449 points, and there is a total of 500 points for the quarter. You would take 449 points earned divided by 500 total points to get 89.8%. The grade breakdown is as follows: A (92100%) B (8391%) C (7482%) D (7365%) F (64% and below)
Discipline In our class, there are three very simple rules to be followed: 1. Be respectful 2. Be responsible 3. Be safe
However, if these rules are not followed, the following consequences will occur, in the order that they are listed unless the severity of the action requires direct involvement of the principle.
1. Verbal Warning and a brief consultation immediately after/during class. 2. After school consultation from 2:40 to 2:55. 4. Phone call home plus consultation and/or conference with parent/guardian and student 5. Referral to administration
Bathroom Passes · Students may use the hall pass for restroom breaks up to 4 times per marking period. · The only exception to the 4 allotted passes is when bathroom use is medically necessary. · If more than four is used, you will owe me time after school.
