In order to succeed in this class, you must be able to finish the required reading and complimenting assignments at home. We do NOT have time to read chapters/readings in class. Homework will usually consist of no more than 1 chapter or short article. There will be questions or reading quizzes to go along with random assignments.
I will keep you up to date on all assignments and projects by giving you, and posting, monthly calendars. I will occasionally give extra credit, but will not give any the week right before the end of the 6 weeks. Again, do not ask, I will tell you what I would like for you to do.
The state of Texas requires a personal finance unit. To accommodate that and allow us as much time as possible to cover the required material, you will be required to complete a series of online modules. Please check the calendar for details.
30% - Daily Work (includes in class assignments, journal writing, etc.)
30% - Quizzes
40% - Test Grades (includes test and projects)
Expectations for the student:
The expectation for this class is that you will take the AP Economics and AP Government tests in May (pending no weather days) and succeed on it. This is not a high school course, this is a COLLEGE level course, please do not think you are the only one that is having trouble. If you need help, ask. BUT, do not think that just because you are having some issues outside/inside of school that I will do anything to your grade. I do not GIVE grades, you EARN them.
In order to exempt the final exam you must meet all school requirements.
Cheating: As in the university setting, there will be no cheating tolerated. Any evidence of cheating will result in a zero for the assignment/ test, disciplinary action by the school, as well as notification to any extracurricular sponsors or coaches and to your parents or guardian. This applies particularly to the National Honor Society where you will be immediately removed. In college, any cheating on an exam can result in your expulsion from the school as well as having a notation placed on your permanent record. You have been given fair warning. Cell phones will be turned in to the basket on test days to ensure testing security just like on a standardized test