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STUDY SKILLS SYLLABUS

YEAR: 2017 – 2018

TEACHER: Mrs. Jenny Kogut                                                                        Class: Bridge/ RM # 2119

EMAIL: jkogut@rcps.info                                                                             PH:853-2255, EXT. 7234

 

Overview: Why Study Skills?

Study Skills provides an opportunity for students to receive additional academic support.  The determination for placement was agreed upon by members of the student’s IEP team to help facilitate more support for the student. 

Course Description: 

The curriculum for this course is unique and flexible; the main emphasis is on work completion during this class.  However, important skills such as organization, note-taking, and test-taking are essential to becoming a good student.   A variety of these skills will be addressed and reinforced for students to increase their overall academic success.

Grading Policy:

A - Indicates Outstanding Achievement                 90 - 100

B - Indicates Above Average Achievement            80 - 89

C - Indicates Average Achievement                        70 - 79

D - Indicates Below Average Achievement            60 - 69

F - Indicates Unsatisfactory Achievement             Below 60

Study Skills grading policy focuses on punctuality, self-initiation, organization, completion of in-class assignments, participation, behavior, and review of academic subjects. The student’s overall course grade will be affected if s/he does not come to class prepared or on time.

Materials:

  • 1” white binder with clean sheets of notebook paper

  • Textbooks and/or assigned classwork, homework, etc.

  • PASS Laptops (grades 9, 10, 11)

  • Pencil with eraser

Class Rules:

Students will refer to their Student Handbook for school rules and policies.

Students must be RESPECTFUL to both their peers and the teacher; disrespect will not be tolerated

Classwork and Late Work Policy:

Students must be prepared to show record of their homework, as well as quiz and test dates from all classes.

Students are responsible for initiating help with their out of class assignments

Students who are absent are responsible for meeting with their assigned teachers to discuss make up work

Policies: 

Please see the Student Handbook for Roanoke City Public Schools policies on attendance/tardiness, homework, and senior exam exemption. The following are highlights of the policies outlined in the Student Handbook:

1.            Students are expected to arrive at school and to all classes on time every day.

2.            Each student has the right to learn in an environment free of drugs and alcohol.

3.            Students have the right to learn in a safe environment with others who respect their well-being.  Carrying, bringing, using, or possessing any firearm, dangerous device, or dangerous or deadly weapon in any school building, on school grounds, in any school vehicle, or at any school-sponsored activity without the authorization of the principal or superintendent is prohibited and grounds for disciplinary action.

4.            Students are entitled to a learning environment free of unnecessary disruption. Any physical or verbal disturbance that interrupts or interferes with teaching and orderly conduct of school activities is prohibited. 

5.            Students deserve to attend school free from fear. Extortion, stalking, threats and kidnapping are prohibited.

6.            Students and school personnel are entitled to a school environment free from threats and the   physical aggression of others. 

Statement for Students with Disabilities:

Any student with a documented disability will receive the accommodations in his/her IEP or 504 plan. If those accommodations are not sufficient for academic progress, the teacher, student, or parent may contact the case manager to arrange for a meeting to discuss additional options.

Statement on Academic Integrity:

Patrick Henry seeks to maintain an optimal learning environment. General principles of academic honesty include respect for the intellectual property of others, the expectation that individual work will be submitted unless otherwise allowed by an instructor, and the obligations both to protect one’s own academic work from misuse by others as well as to avoid using another’s work as one’s own. All students are expected to understand and abide by these principles. Students representing the work of another as their own will receive a grade of “F” on that assignment in addition to other possible disciplinary actions.