Syllabus
Instructor: Mr. Meyers
Email: Zachary.Meyers@dc.gov
Room: 3010
Classroom Expectation and Procedures
This is the BALLOU WAY and all TRUE KNIGHTS will follow it:

Course Objectives

How to be Successful in Class
NoteTaking
One of the best ways to become successful in class is to take accurate notes that can be used to complete homework assignments and quiz review. A number of practice problems and definitions will be provided, sometimes in lecture format, other times in small groups. It is your responsibility to interpret and write down the information.

Complete Homework Assignments
It is of the utmost importance that you complete homework assignments on time. This is to ensure that you understand the material so that we can build new knowledge and skills from a solid foundation. Work should reflect your own ideas and thoughts about the content; any work that is not your own will receive no credit.

Ask Questions?
Throughout the year the material may be challenging. Please ask questions if concepts become confusing or if the pacing becomes too rigorous. It is imperative that you remain focused when new content is being introduced so you can ask thoughtful questions.

Grades
Quizzes  May be given more than once per week. They will cover important material from notes and other written work. Quizzes vary in point value, but are usually 2025 points each.
Tests – Consist of selected material from notes and other written work from a unit. All tests are announced one week in advance of the date the test is given. Tests will be graded within two (2) class days after the test date. Tests are 100 points each. A student may make test corrections on any test to earn back 50% of points missed.
Class Work and Homework: Classwork or homework will be assigned every day. It will include written work from your textbook, handouts, or problems given in class. Classwork or homework will be checked and graded on a 5 point scale (i.e., 0= Not submitted; 5 = all problems attempted and all work shown). Homework is to be done independently. Homework that is obviously copied will result in a grade of 0 and/or loss of bonus point for the persons involved.
Course Work and Assignments Weighted Percentages
Participation (Lifeline, Learning Log) 10%
Practice (i.e., Lab Reports, Homework) 50%
Assessment (i.e., Quizzes, Tests) 40%
Grade Percentage(s) GPA
A 93100% 4.0
A 9092% 3.7
B+ 8789% 3.3
B 8386% 3.0
B 8082% 2.7
C+ 7779% 2.3
C 7376% 2.0
C 7072% 1.7
D+ 6769% 1.3
D 6466% 1.0
F 0063% 0.0
Extra Credit – Students have numerous opportunities to earn extra points as a regular part of unit assignments.
Makeup Work – Keep up with your absences from class so that you will not exceed the limit for unexcused absences. When you return, get all notes and assignments from Mr. Meyers within five (5) days, unless other arrangements have been made with Mr. Meyers. It is your responsibility to make sure that you get all makeup work. Tests or quizzes that must be made up will be listed on the website with the student’s school ID. These must be made up within ten (10) school days after your return to class.
Quizzes  May be given more than once per week. They will cover important material from notes and other written work. Quizzes vary in point value, but are usually 2025 points each.
Tests – Consist of selected material from notes and other written work from a unit. All tests are announced one week in advance of the date the test is given. Tests will be graded within two (2) class days after the test date. Tests are 100 points each. A student may make test corrections on any test to earn back 50% of points missed.
Class Work and Homework: Classwork or homework will be assigned every day. It will include written work from your textbook, handouts, or problems given in class. Classwork or homework will be checked and graded on a 5 point scale (i.e., 0= Not submitted; 5 = all problems attempted and all work shown). Homework is to be done independently. Homework that is obviously copied will result in a grade of 0 and/or loss of bonus point for the persons involved.
Course Work and Assignments Weighted Percentages
Participation (Lifeline, Learning Log) 10%
Practice (i.e., Lab Reports, Homework) 50%
Assessment (i.e., Quizzes, Tests) 40%
Grade Percentage(s) GPA
A 93100% 4.0
A 9092% 3.7
B+ 8789% 3.3
B 8386% 3.0
B 8082% 2.7
C+ 7779% 2.3
C 7376% 2.0
C 7072% 1.7
D+ 6769% 1.3
D 6466% 1.0
F 0063% 0.0
Extra Credit – Students have numerous opportunities to earn extra points as a regular part of unit assignments.
Makeup Work – Keep up with your absences from class so that you will not exceed the limit for unexcused absences. When you return, get all notes and assignments from Mr. Meyers within five (5) days, unless other arrangements have been made with Mr. Meyers. It is your responsibility to make sure that you get all makeup work. Tests or quizzes that must be made up will be listed on the website with the student’s school ID. These must be made up within ten (10) school days after your return to class.
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