FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions: This page contains answers to common questions of students and
parents.
  1. How will my grade be calculated?

  2. What is the "Big Ideas" Project

  3. Do you accept late work?

  4. Do we have the NC Project this year?

  5. What are the Class rules and Consequences?




How will my grade be calculated?

The descriptions below explain how your work will be graded.
Letter grades
will be assigned according to the Pitt County Schools grading
scale.

A: 93-100 B:85-92 C: 77-84 D: 70-76 F: below 70

Tests/Projects…………………………….30%
We will have a test at the end of every unit (approximately
every two to
three weeks) and two major projects over the course of the year.
Small, in-
class and at-home projects will be assigned periodically as
well.

Quizzes……………………………………..20%
Quizzes will primarily be scheduled, however, unannounced quizzes
will be
given from time to time.

Classwork/Participation…………...25%
Work done during class time and participation in classroom
activities and
discussions will be graded daily. Grades will be assigned for
completion and
accuracy. If necessary students will be asked to complete
unfinished
classwork at home as homework.

Homework…………………………….15%
Homework is assigned periodically. It is graded for completion.
Students
will usually have a study guide to work on for upcoming tests.

"Big Idea" Project....10%
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What is the "Big Ideas" Project

“Big Ideas” Project.....10%
This year the North Carolina Notebook project is being retired. Instead of one cumulative project ongoing during the course of the Year, students will complete a “Big Idea” project each marking period to illustrate the Ten Themes of social studies.
The TEN THEMES required for each “Big Idea” project are listed below. Students will use content from each nine weeks to show the collective history of the US & NC.

1 CULTURE
2 TIME, CONTINUITY, AND CHANGE
3 PEOPLE, PLACES, AND ENVIRONMENTS
4 INDIVIDUAL DEVELOPMENT AND IDENTITY
5 INDIVIDUALS, GROUPS, AND INSTITUTIONS
6 POWER, AUTHORITY, AND GOVERNACE
7 PRODUCTION, DISTRIBUTION AND COMSUMPTION
8 SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, AND SOCIETY
9 GLOBAL CONNECTIONS
10 CIVIC IDEALS AND PRACTICES
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Do you accept late work?

No. There have been exceptions to this rule in the past;
however, these exceptions are rare and usually due to a medical
emergency or a death in the family. Please don't ask.
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Do we have the NC Project this year?

No...it is retired.
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What are the Class rules and Consequences?

In order to guarantee your child and all students in our classrooms the excellent learning climate they deserve, we shall implement the following expectations on the first day of this new school year:
• Arrive for class on time
• Come to class prepared to work
• Bring required materials
• Raise your hand and wait to be called on before talking
• Sharpen pencils and visit the trash can at appropriate times
• Refrain from disruptive behavior at all times
• Leave class upon the teacher’s dismissal
• Follow all reasonable requests
• Respect yourself and others at all times
• Cell phones must be off and stored in students’ lockers

If a student chooses not to follow these procedures, the following consequences will be followed:
• Warning
• Silent lunch
• Student/Teacher conference with appropriate action and parent notification.
• Parent-Team conference
• Loss of incentive and referral to office
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