Course Syllabus/Contract: Algebra Prep/Algebra 1
A.C. Jones High School (2018-2019): Mr. Gonzales
firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 361-358-6000 Classroom: 108
Email is the most efficient resource for parent-teacher communication. If you wish to contact via telephone, respectfully phone during conference hours, 8th period (2:55-3:45 pm) or before/after school as to not interrupt instruction.
Mandatory Student Supplies:
#2 Pencils Notebook Paper 2 Spirals (Interactive notebook/notes)
3-Ring Binder* Colored Pencils 1 Ink Pen
1 Individual Binder Ring Notecards
*Many materials will be provided in loose-leaf form. Every student should keep an up-to-date and complete 3-Ring Binder Folder and Spiral (to keep in classroom).
Our textbook, Pearson’s Texas Algebra 1 is available to students for checkout if needed. Daily assignments and notes will be conducted in class. Students will be expected to complete their assignments assigned from each lesson, this means homework.
Class Expectations (Rules): Adherence to Student Handbook
Incentives – The teacher provides recognition and praise for respectful behavior, accountable and productive conduct, and positive choices and accomplishments.
Consequences – The teacher will address inappropriate student behavior/actions appropriately and according to offense:
**Teacher Detentions will focus on student success. Assignments and Skills will provide an effective 30-minute detention session.
***Depending on severity, misbehavior may result in an immediate office referral.
Student Food for Thought: “I understand that my behavior is my choice, and by choosing inappropriate behavior, I have chosen to accept the consequence for my actions.”
Test Grades (40%): Assignment / Quiz Grades (60%):
Test/Project 40% Assignment / Quiz / Reviews 60%
Test: Students will be given a review prior to a test. Review’s will be a daily grade. If failure on a test occurs, students will have an opportunity to retest only by submitting test corrections with an explanation of the new correct answer. corrections do not replace the original test grade. Students will be given 3 days to make corrections & make arrangements with me to retest. retests will not take place during class time. students must make arrangements to retest before or after school. if needed and only with parental notice/approval, arrangements can be made to test on a saturday.
Assignment/quiz: homework assignments – any missing assignments need to be completed within a week from the original due date (highest grade is a 70)
Tutorials are highly recommended and encouraged throughout the school year. Due to my coach’s schedule, tutorials will be offered Monday’s and Thursday’s from 3:45 to 4:15. If there are no students present in my class by 3:55, I will leave to report to my coaching duties. Tutorials can also be arranged for any day upon student or parental request.
Course Topics: Course Information
1st 9-week Grading Period
2nd 9-week Grading Period
3rd 9--week Grading Period
4th 9-week Grading Period
Sign and Return by Friday, August 24, 2018
I have read and understand Mr. Gonzales’ expectations, policies, and procedures. I understand it is my responsibility to ensure my student’s success by reinforcing and encouraging all expectations, policies, and procedures. I understand the consequences for my student’s choices and behavior.
By signing in agreement, “I understand my student volunteers to enter this course/classroom and hold his/herself responsible for his/her decisions and actions. I also acknowledge my support and partnership in my student’s success.”
PRINT STUDENT NAME ______________________________________________
PRINT GUARDIAN NAME ______________________________________________
GUARDIAN SIGNATURE ______________________________________________
DATE _____________________________ Home PHONE _________________________
Cell PHONE ________________________ Work PHONE _________________________
Alternate EMAIL _________________________________________________________
***Please circle which contact information is the most convenient and effective way for Mr. Gonzales to reach you, thank you for your cooperation.
I have read and understand Mr. Gonzales’ expectations, policies, and procedures. I understand it is my responsibility to ensure my success by adhering to all expectations, policies, and procedures. I understand the consequences for inappropriate behavior and choices.
By signing and being in agreement, “I volunteer to enter this course/classroom and hold myself responsible for my decisions and actions.”
PRINT STUDENT NAME _______________________________________________
STUDENT SIGNATURE _______________________________________________