Confessions of a 6th Grade Teacher
Welcome to Mrs. Dominguez's AMAZING Pre-AP ELAR Class!
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Frequently Asked Questions
Q. My child always got straight A's in elementary school and now they're making a B, should I request a schedule change out of PreAP?
A. Absolutely not! PreAP is a more rigorous course. At the high school level, AP and PreAP classes have a multiplier when it comes towards calculating the student's GPA. Therefore, if your child is making an 85% or higher, be of good cheer!
Q. What's a class ranking?
A. Every 3 weeks, I rank my students in accordance with their GPA (with their English grade in my class only). I do this to prepare them for high school, where they will actually be held accountable for their ranking. Rankings will be posted in accordance with the student ID numbers, therefore, other students will not be able to see who is before, or after them in ranking. At the end of the year, we will celebrate our class Valedictorian and Saluditorian.
Q. How much homework can I expect for my child in your class?
A. I rarely give out homework. The only instance where your child will undoubtedly have homework will be if they don't finish a class assignment. Also, every two weeks we will be having vocabulary tests, so your child will be responsible for knowing the material for that particular unit.
Q. If an assignment is submitted late, what's the penalty?
A. The 1st day an assignment is late, there is a 15 point deduction. The second day an assignment is late, there is a 30 point deduction. If the assignment is not turned in, I have the right to assign a zero for that missing assignment.
Q. Do you do extra credit?
A. I do not give extra credit, so be on top of your responsibility!
Q. What if I can't submit an assignment to you on NetSchool?
A. Then email me. If emailing does not work, come to my class in the morning prior to school starting 8:40-9:10, and give me your assignment.
Q. If my child is going to be absent, what are they to do?
A. Students must be responsible. So if they know they're going to be absent a particular day, they need to come and tell me so I can be sure to give them what they'll need. If a student comes back after an absence, it will be their responsibility to ask for their missing work.
Q. Summer reading projects...are we doing them?
A. Absolutely! The summer reading project is worth a summative grade. We will be working on them the 4th week of school. Please don't procrastinate!