• GSE Algebra I Course Syllabus

Dutchtown High School

2018 - 2019

Teachers: Antonio Wesley (Room #209)

School Phone: (770) 515-7510: School Fax: (770) 515-7518

Email: antonio.wesley@henry.k12.ga.us

School Web Page: www.henry.k12.ga.us/dh

Online Resources: www.georgiastandards.org

Supplies: (Optional).  The main thing is having paper, pencils, and a good attitude!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

• (2) Dry Erase Markers Monthly
• Pencils (no pens!)
• (2) 1.5” Three Ring Binders and Notebook paper with notebook dividers or (1) large binder
• Graph paper, ruler, (variety of colors if possible) index cards, pack of colored pencils

Course Description / Content

The Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE) provide a consistent framework to prepare students for success in college and/or the 21st century workplace.

Concepts will be presented in multiple ways such as concrete/pictorial, verbal/written, numeric/data-based, graphical and symbolic.  .

 Course Units Unit 1: Relationships Between Quantities Unit 4: Modeling and Analyzing Exponential Functions Unit 2: Reasoning with Equations and Inequalities Unit 5: Describing Data Unit 3: Modeling and Analyzing Quadratic Functions Unit 6: Comparing and Contrasting Functions

Final Exam/EOCT                                             20%

Standards Based Assessments                         80%                                  by standard

The following class materials are required for students to have in class every day.  Failure to have these items can result in the following consequences (parent contact, teacher detention, lunch detention, office referral).  These items play vital role in the success of your child as a ninth grade student.

Three ring binder with dividers

Pencil, calculator

A = 90-100        B = 80-89                C = 74-79                   D = 70-73        F = 0-69

Infinite Campus:

Grades are uploaded to the Infinite Campus in real time. Parents are encouraged to visit Infinite Campus often. Parents may visit the DHS website to view Infinite Campus.

Homework:

Homework is a method of reinforcement and independent practice.  It is important that students complete homework daily. When completing homework, students should write down questions to ask about the homework during the next class.

Make-up Procedure:  (Per student handbook)

It is the student’s responsibility to make arrangements for make-up work.  The number of days allowed to complete make-up work will be one day for each day absent, unless determined otherwise by the principal.  Failure to comply with this make-up procedure will result in a zero (0) being given for work and graded assignments missed during an excused absence.  Students with an unexcused absence will not be allowed to make up work and graded assignments missed during the unexcused absence.  Students with excused absences may arrange with the teacher for extra help if an extended absence is unavoidable.  Students who have an absence on the day of a test should come prepared to take that test the day they return to school. In addition, if the student was informed prior to the absence date of a test, the student is required to take the test upon return.  Tests may be made up before or after regular school hours.

*IF A STUDENT IS PRESENT WHEN AN ASSIGNMENT IS COLLECTED, NO LATE WORK WILL BE ACCEPTED. THE STUDENT WILL RECEIVE A GRADE OF ZERO (0).

*IF A STUDENT DOES NOT PERFORM WELL ON A TEST/QUIZ, THEY WILL BE GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO COMPLETE ADDITIONAL WORK TO MASTER THE STANDARD AND IMPROVE THEIR GRADE. GRADES WILL NOT BE REPLACED. THE ADDITIONAL GRADE WILL BE ADDED TO THE GRADEBOOK.

Tutoring:

TBA

Classroom Rules:

1. Be on time and begin working on the bell ringer activity immediately; do no hesitate nor linger in the hallways and doorway. Class begins promptly, and we work from bell to bell.
2. Respect all faculty and staff in the building, your classmates, other students in the building, and school property. Do not touch my things without permission.
3. Come to class prepared to learn. Bring your chromebook, notebook, pencil(s), calculator, and dry-erase materials everyday. Lack of preparation will result in a 4 step process referral Talking without permission is considered classroom disruption. Follow the Henry County Handbook.
4. Food and drinks (including bottled water and chewing gum) are not allowed in the hall or classroom.
5. Passes are only given for emergency purposes.
6. No electronic devices may be visible in the classroom at any time unless permission is given for use by the teacher.

Procedure for enforcing class, school, and county rules:

(For definitions of Section I, II, and III offenses see student handbook.)

• For any offense of classroom rules: 4-step process

First offense:              conference with student

Second offense:           parental contact

Third offense:             15 minute detention

• For any offense that falls into SECTION I, II, or III:

How to pass this class: Doing the following items will help you be successful in this class:

1. Do assigned reading and practice promptly.
2. Use a planner / Google Calendar.
3. Be present on a daily basis. If you are sick, make up work in a timely manner when you return. If absent for more than one day, arrange for your work to be brought to you (by a classmate).
4. Keep your notebook up to date.
6. Study for tests (start reviewing for a test at least three nights before a test).
7. Ask questions when you do not understand.

Grades are not “given” by an instructor. Your grades are the record of the standards assessments assigned over the duration of the course.

GSE Algebra I Syllabus

“I understand the course requirements and expectations outlined in the course syllabus. I understand that I may contact the instructor at Dutchtown High School with any questions or concerns that I might have. I also understand that attendance in a mathematics based class is critical to success.”

The signed syllabus should be kept in the notebook at all times, and a second copy will be maintained by your teacher.

Student Signature                     Student Name (printed)              Date           Period

Student Parent/Guardian Signature  Parent/Guardian (printed)             Date

(*This syllabus is subject to change.)

GSE Algebra I Syllabus

“I understand the course requirements and expectations outlined in the course syllabus. I understand that I may contact the instructor at Dutchtown High School with any questions or concerns that I might have. I also understand that attendance in a mathematics based class is critical to success.”

The signed syllabus should be kept in the notebook at all times, and a second copy will be maintained by your teacher.

Student Signature                     Student Name (printed)              Date           Period

Student Parent/Guardian Signature  Parent/Guardian (printed)             Date

(*This syllabus is subject to change.)