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  • 1. Classroom Expectations
    Creative Writing I and II
    English I Honors AVID
    English II Honors AVID
    English II
    Ms. Nowell
  • 2. Student Behaviors
    Be prompt
    Be ready to learn when class begins.
    Be prepared
    Have materials with you and know due dates.
    Be a polite and positive participant
    Speak in a normal tone of voice, and listen attentively.
    Be productive
    Turn in work on time, and always do your best.
    Be a problem solver
    Correct problems quickly and peacefully before they escalate.
  • 3. Show Respect
    Value yourself. Be honest and ethical, and practice strong moral values.
    Treat all members of the school community and all visitors with politeness and respect.
    Honor the ideas and opinions of others.
    Offer to help.
    Be responsible with property and belongings.
  • 4. Responsibility for Coursework
    Bring notebook, textbook, planner, and appropriate writing tools to class.
    Know due dates, and submit all coursework on time.
    All assignments are posted on the bulletin board and on the class Wiki site.
  • 5. Promote Lifelong Learning
    You can develop lifelong learning traits:
    By showing curiosity about human nature and how the world works.
    By seeking and valuing diversity.
    By persisting in seeking out new solutions.
    By using your unique talents and intelligence to promote positive change.
    By learning and applying technology tools to solve problems.
  • 6. Policies
    Food and beverages are not allowed in the classroom.
    Please be in your seat when the bell rings, as class begins at that time.
    Major assignments and projects can be revised and resubmitted for an improved grade.
    Ask team members or a classmate first for assignments.
    Each absence has a one-day grace period.
    AVID requires an excused absence to makeup work!
    No passes the first or last fifteen, nor during lunch.
  • 7. Electronic Policies
    • No cell phones or other electronics are allowed in the classroom, so put them away before entering the room. This includes: Ipods, CD players, headphones, earbuds, or bluetooth wireless devices.
    • 8. If I see it, I will take it.
    • 9. If you surrender it without arguing, I will return it at the end of class.
    • 10. If you argue, I will have you removed from the classroom for further consequences.
    • 11. Any electronic device out during a test or quiz will be considered cheating and you will receive a zero for the assignment, as well as further consequences.
  • Grading
    Grades are based on the accumulation of points.
    Points are based on:
    Class participation (effort)
    Completion of assignments
    (daily work)
    Major projects, exams, and
    Progress reports will be given twice a grading period
    Exceleration will be on Thursdays.
    Our Grading Scale
    Grades are calculated on cumulative percentage and are rounded up whenever possible.
  • 16. My Pledge to Students
    I will trust you until you give me reason to do otherwise.
    I will respect you and work with you to solve problems.
    I will promptly correct and offer feedback on your work.
    I will work with you to meet learning goals.
    I will offer extra help and alternative assessments should you require them.