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    Instructor: Robert Elkins
    Room #: 312
    Conference: 6th Period schedule 1- 1:00-1:49, schedule 2-1:12-1:57, schedule 3-1:25-2:10
    Email: relkins@iisd1.org

    GENERAL: Welcome to United States Government! The purpose and intent of this one semester course is to expose the student to the concepts behind the inner working of our government both historically and recently. The ultimate goal of this class is to make the student a more informed citizen and voter. Government is a senior level course that is designed in nature to be fast paced and to prepare the student for the next phase of their life.  The design of the class will help the student progress to the college classroom or directly to the work force.  Therefore, it is important that the senior student, or student who has chosen to take a senior level course, understand that the exams are formatted to essay style and will all be considered summative of that chapter.  All students are expected to keep up with assignments and achieve well on exams in order to pass this course.  This is a required course of our Industrial Independent School District and the State of Texas.  Due to this severity it is the teacher’s intention to keep the senior student well informed of their progress as well as parent notification at the time of deficiency or other necessary contacts.  Extra credit work or retests will not be options.  The student must understand that work and exams must be taken seriously at the time they are assigned and assessed. 

    TEXTBOOK: McGruder’s American Government

    MATERIALS:

    Blue or black pens or pencils ONLY (No exceptions)
    One two-inch notebook with college or wide ruled notebook paper

    Internet device (laptop, IPad, IPhone, windows surface etc.)

    CLASS RULES:
    1. Be in your seat with all needed supplies when the tardy bell rings.
    2. Do not talk when the teacher is talking.
    3. Respect your classmates and their property.
    4. No food or drink other than water is allowed in this classroom.
    5. All other school rules apply

    CONSEQUENCES:
    1st offense: verbal warning
    2nd offense: conference with student and/or seating change
    3rd offense: phone conversation with parent or conference
    4th offense: Referral to the office
    NOTE: For severe misbehavior, students may be sent directly to the principal

    GRADING POLICY: The grading policy of this class will be in accordance with IISD policy. All homework assignments and quizzes will be considered as daily grades worth 40% of your six-week grade. All exams and major projects will be worth 60% of your six-week grade. Students who fail an exam can make corrections to their exams within 72 hours after student notification of the failure for a maximum rescore of 70 on the exam. Corrections will be made in the classroom before or after school or during period. 

    LATE WORK: For assignments already graded by the teacher and returned to the student there shall be a deduction of 30 points for one day late; deduction of 10 points each day thereafter until the work is remitted to the teacher. For assignments not already graded by the teacher and returned to the student there shall be a deduction of 10 points per day until the work is remitted to the teacher. Late work will not be accepted for grading purposes after the completion of a unit or the current six weeks. To simplify this, I will not accept daily work if a test has been given over the material. All students are responsible to get missing assignments from the teacher.

    ABSENCES: For each excused absence, the student has two days to make up any missed assignments. Exceptions will be made for those students who have missed more than 4 consecutive days of school. Any absence acquired due to extra-curricular activities, students are expected to get their assignments before the absence.

    Semester exam exemptions:

    Students must have a grade of 85 or above on each six weeks to be exempt from the semester final.  In addition to this all other exemptions requirements (absences, tardies, etc.) must be met.

    I have read and understand the United States Government course syllabus.

     

    ____________________________                __________________

            Student                                                                           Date

     

    ____________________________                 _________________

                Parent                                                                          Date  

     

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    Instructor: Robert Elkins
    Room #: 312
    Conference: 6th Period schedule 1-1:00-1:49, schedule 2-1:12-1:57, schedule 3- 1:25-2:10

    Email: relkins@iisd1.org

     

    GENERAL: Welcome to Economics! This is a one semester course that intends to teach the student the basic concepts of economic study. The student will understand how economics affects societal issues as well as global issues. The ultimate goal of the course is to develop the student’s ability to analyze the world through an economist’s point of view. Economics is a senior level course that is designed in nature to be fast paced and to prepare the student for the next phase of their life.  The design of the class will help the student progress to the college classroom or directly to the work force.  Therefore, it is important that the senior student, or student who has chosen to take a senior level course, understand that the exams are formatted to essay style and will all be considered summative of that chapter.  All students are expected to keep up with assignments and achieve well on exams in order to pass this course.  This is a required course of our Industrial Independent School District and the State of Texas.  Due to this severity it is the teacher’s intention to keep the senior student well informed of their progress as well as parent notification at the time of deficiency or other necessary contacts.  Extra credit work or retests will not be options.  The student must understand that work and exams must be taken seriously at the time they are assigned and assessed.

    TEXTBOOK: Pearson Texas Economics

    MATERIALS:

    Blue or black pens or pencils ONLY (No exceptions)
    One two-inch notebook with college or wide ruled notebook paper

    Internet device (Laptop, IPAD, IPHONE, Windows Surface etc.)

    CLASS RULES:
    1. Be in your seat with all needed supplies when the tardy bell rings.
    2. Do not talk when the teacher is talking.
    3. Respect your classmates and their property.
    4. No food or drink other than water is allowed in this classroom.
    5. All other school rules apply

    CONSEQUENCES:
    1st offense: verbal warning
    2nd offense: conference with student and/or seating change
    3rd offense: phone conversation with parent or conference
    4th offense: Referral to the office
    NOTE: For severe misbehavior, students may be sent directly to the principal

    GRADING POLICY: The grading policy of this class will be in accordance with IISD policy. All homework assignments and quizzes will be considered as daily grades worth 40% of your six-week grade. All exams and major projects will be worth 60% of your six-week grade. Students who fail an exam can make corrections to their exams within 72 hours after student notification of the failure for a maximum rescore of 70 on the exam. Corrections will be made in the classroom before or after school or during study skills period. 

    LATE WORK: For assignments already graded by the teacher and returned to the student there shall be a deduction of 30 points for one day late; deduction of 10 points each day thereafter until the work is remitted to the teacher. For assignments not already graded by the teacher and returned to the students there shall be a deduction of 10 points per day until the work is remitted to the teacher. Late work will not be accepted for grading purposes after the completion of a unit or the current six weeks.  To simplify this, I will not accept daily work if a test has been given over the material. All students are responsible to get missing assignments from the teacher.

    ABSENCES: For each excused absence, the student has two days to make up any missed assignments. Exceptions will be made for those students who have missed more than 4 consecutive days of school. Any absence acquired due to extra-curricular activities, students are expected to get their assignments before the absence.

    Semester exam exemptions:

    Students must have a grade of 85 or above on each six weeks to be exempt from the semester final.  In addition to this all other exemptions requirements (absences, tardies, etc.) must be met.

    I have read and understand the Economics course syllabus.

     

    ____________________________                           __________________

    Student                                                                                                Date

     

     

    ____________________________                 _________________

    Parent                                                                                                            Date