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 70Tests/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%Back to Top
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 CULTURE2 TIME, CONTINUITY, AND CHANGE3 PEOPLE, PLACES, AND ENVIRONMENTS4 INDIVIDUAL DEVELOPMENT AND IDENTITY5 INDIVIDUALS, GROUPS, AND INSTITUTIONS6 POWER, AUTHORITY, AND GOVERNACE7 PRODUCTION, DISTRIBUTION AND COMSUMPTION8 SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, AND SOCIETY9 GLOBAL CONNECTIONS10 CIVIC IDEALS AND PRACTICESBack to Top
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.Back to Top
Do we have the NC Project this year?
No...it is retired.Back to Top
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’ lockersIf 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 officeBack to Top