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TUTORING TIMES: Wednesday 8:00 a.m.-8:20 a.m. & after school by appointment
CONFERENCE TIME: 1:00- 1:30 M-F
RE-DO POLICY: Students that earn a grade below a 70% on an assignment or assessment are eligible to re-do the assignment or assessment for a maximum grade of 70%. Intervention, such as tutoring, will be required prior to reattempting the assignment or assessment skill(s).
LATE WORK POLICY: Late work will be accepted no more than 3 days after the due date. Assignments turned in 4 days or more after the due date may earn a grade of 0%. For On-Level courses, students can earn no more than a 70% for late work; and for Pre-AP courses, students can earn no more than a 60% for late work.
MAKE-UP WORK POLICY: For every day a student is absent, he/she will be provided one class period to complete work.
ENGLISH/LANGUAGE ARTS: The goals of the English/Language Arts courses are for students to: read and understand a wide variety of literary and informational texts; compose a variety of written texts with a clear controlling idea, coherent organization, and sufficient detail; research to locate a range of relevant sources and evaluate, synthesize, and present ideas and information; listen and respond to the ideas of others while contributing independent ideas in conversations and in groups; and learn how to use the oral and written conventions of the English language in speaking and writing. All students have a required summer reading assignment each year.
English 7: is a course that emphasizes close reading strategies to develop skills in literary analysis and the development of composition skills.
English 7 Pre-AP/IB: No Prequalification for this Course. English 7 Pre-AP/IB is a course that emphasizes the development of advanced composition skills. The course is designed to enable students to develop higher critical thinking skills as preparation for the Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate English courses at the 11th and 12th grade levels.