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Level 1 Economics
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To ensure academic success for the following year, read and follow these guidelines.
The first rule is respect. Respect the teacher, respect your fellow students, respect school property, and respect yourself. You are a high school student. You are responsible for your own grades and your own actions.
OBJECTIVES: The philosophy of the Mathematics and Social Studies Departments may be found in the Saint John's Catalog.
PREPARATION: Students are to come prepared to every class. This preparation includes having the necessary textbook, workbook and notebooks, pen and/or pencil, calculator, any assignment due, and also a review of the previous day's notes.
HOMEWORK: Students will have written or reading/studying homework almost every night. It is to be complete, meaning all work finished. Students should be prepared to discuss, hand in, or take a quiz on the homework assigned.
Absence from class does not excuse a student from his responsibilities towards assignments.
Students should bring home class materials each night and if you are absent, contact a member of the class to receive the day's assignments. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org before the end of the school day.
QUIZZES: Quizzes will be given on a regular basis. Quizzes will be both announced and unannounced.
TESTING: You will be given a test when we finish a section or chapter. If you are absent on test day, it is your responsibility to find the teacher to make arrangements for a make-up. If you fail to do so, you will be given a grade of zero. If you are absent the day before a test, you are expected to take the test as scheduled. If you are absent for an extended period of time, you need to contact me to make arrangements for make ups and missed work. Do not attempt to cheat on a test or quiz. You will suffer the consequences called for by the student handbook.
GRADING: The majority of your grade will come from quizzes, homework assignments, and tests. The remainder will be a combination of class participation and overall attitude. Mr. Benestad uses a total point system for grading.
DISCIPLINE: Self-control and common courtesy are necessary components of a good learning environment. Students who disrupt the class will be subject to the necessary penalty in order to correct inappropriate behavior.
EXTRA HELP: I am available in the morning and afternoons depending on the day. For those students needing extra help, appointments are welcomed and encouraged.