Extra Credit

Language Arts:  
Students may write a formal letter to a government offical (city, state, 
federal, school, etc).  The letter will include a minimum of three 
paragraphs.  Letters must be typed, edited, and free of errors.  A 
requirement sheet is available on the web under "class forms".  One letter 
per trimester will be accepted. If it meets all of the requirements, the 
letter is worth a 5% raise in the Language Arts grade. This is a generous 

Social Studies: 
Students may complete 6 hours of community service per trimester for extra 
credit in social studies. 6 hours = 5%, 4 hours = 3% and 2 hours = 1% raise 
in the social studies grade.
These hours may include yard work for a neighbor, tutoring a younger child, 
volunteering at a hospital, nursing home, church organization, sports 
organization, library, helping the city with its adopt-a-wall program, or 
just about any other unpaid service performed for a community member. 
Students may also volunteer to stay after school to help teachers, the 
librarian, and/or office staff.