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About Me

  • Houston native
  • Stratford class of 1997
  • UT Austin class of 2001 (BA English; Education Minor)
  • 17 years teaching experience (3 at Dripping Springs High School near Austin; 14 at Stratford)

Matt Darroh's Schedule



Period   A Days B Days
1/2 Conference
3/4 English II Pre-AP English III AP
5/6 English II Pre-AP
English I Pre-AP
7/8 English III AP
Study Hall


  Current Assignments

English I Pre-AP

Please consult six-week calendar provided in class.

English II Pre-AP &

English III AP

Please consult information provided in class.

Quizlet - Words Derived from Greek Section 1





If a student is absent, it is his/her responsibility to get missed work. A long term project/assignment for a major grade should be turned in the day a student returns to class. If the school dertermines a student's absence is unexcused due to truancy, no credit will be given for an assignment. If the student's absence is excused for a school activity for which he has advance notice, he should be prepared for class with completed assignments when he returns. Extracurricular activites are not excuses for putting off making up work or assignments.



I will normally be available for tutorials from 3:00-3:30  Tuesday afternoons, Thursday afternoons, and mornings/other times by appointment. Students are encouraged to see me with any questions or concerns about what we're covering, make-up work, etc.

Grading Policy


The impact of individual assignment grades on a cumalative 6 weeks average will vary each six weeks because there will not be exactly the same number of assignments during each of the six weeks periods. As a general rule,  however,  here is the relative weight of different kinds of grades:

Short assignements/quizzes/daily work count once
Paragraphs/longer assignments or quizzes count twice
Essays/major tests/projects count three times