Expectations align with the Capital Code of Be Responsible, Be Respectful, and Be a Graduate. We will use these overarching tenets to guide our class community with the primary goal of creating and maintaining a safe positive environment in which EVERYONE can learn.
Be an active participant in class, cooperate with others and encourage peers.
Be a positive person in class by being attentive, courteous, and polite…remember to smile.
Be a Graduate
Obtain 23 credits in High School to earn your diploma and open the door for great adventures.
The following items are not suggestions, they are essential materials that you will need to be successful in this class. Should you have any problems obtaining any of these required materials please speak with me (Mr. Tuss) and I can help you find a solution.
3-ringed binder to organize course materials and handouts.
Spiral notebook or loose-leaf paper for notes and labs.
Pencil for writing. Colored pencils. (Highlighters are highly recommended, but not required).
It is extremely difficult to learn if you are not present, and therefore I push attendance and punctuality.
Please be on time for class every day. Our time is limited and valuable, and we will be starting promptly at the bell each period.
Grading will be based on total points from quizzes, tests, daily classwork, homework, labs and projects.
Quarter 1: 42.5%
Quarter 2: 42.5%
Final Exam 15%
Grading Scale: 90-100%=A 80-89%=B 70-79%=C 60-69%=D below 60%=F
Class Rules and Expectations:
Cell phones need to be put away in your backpack, not your pocket when you enter the room. If you do not bring a backpack to class, you may place your phone at the “charging station” when you enter the classroom.
Absolutely no use of any of these during instructional time unless otherwise specified.
Food/Drink: Food is not to be eaten during class time, only water and nutritional drinks are allowed in a clear spill-proof bottle. If you come to class with food or drinks with open lids you will be asked to either finish consuming your food/drink, put it away or place drinks on the designated table.
Assignments, Late Work and Make-Up Work
I may offer other extra credit throughout the semester. These are not guaranteed opportunities however, and a student must be caught up on missing assignments before extra credit may be awarded. NOTE: Students may not pass the semester due to extra credit. A minimum of 60% must be earned before extra credit is applied.
I can be available for additional help 3rd 5th or 7th period most days.
Remember: As a student, you are here to learn; you are not here to fail!
I am here to help you succeed, and I want you to have the best year possible. I will work hard to see you succeed, and I hope you are committed to doing the same! – Mr. Tuss