Colonial High School's Mission
Colonial High School
Students will have daily opportunities to engage in digital learning to autonomously expand their knowledge through multiple sources.
- Students will be able to evaluate and analyze the credibility and usefulness of digital sources allowing students to become critical consumers of digital information.
- Students will gain an increased awareness through responsible interaction with the global community creating opportunities for students to work as collaborative citizens.
- Students will be able to utilize multiple resources in order to evaluate and analyze claims and find valuable information to support their claims.
- Students will understand their role as a digital citizen and be able to make responsible decisions related to online interactions and collaborations. Students will take initiative to locate and use resources that benefit them and become successful collaborators in a digital world.
- Students will understand the rules and procedures of technology and what is acceptable or unacceptable online. Students will comprehend what is safe to access and what websites are credible.
Curriculum and Content
First Nine Weeks
Theme and Character Development
Text Structure/Point of View
Second Nine Weeks
Development of Theme or Central Idea
Analyze Various Accounts of a Subject in Different Mediums
Delineate Specific Claims
Analyze Seminal Documents
Third Nine Weeks
Word Meaning and tone
Inferences and Central Idea
Analyze Use of Source Material
Fourth Nine Weeks
Analyze a Series of Ideas
Impact of Word Choice
Analyze Representations in Two Different Mediums
Transformation of Source Material
Rules and Procedures
In this classroom, you are expected to:
To be on time and sitting quietly in your seat when the bell rings and start bell work;
Work from bell to bell. When you enter the classroom, look to the board for any assignments, and begin working. You will have three to five minutes from the time class begins to complete the day’s bell-work assignment. When class begins you should be seated. Class is over when students are dismissed by the teacher, not before.
End of the Period: The bell does NOT dismiss you, the teacher does. No one will be dismissed until the classroom has been thoroughly cleaned and all materials are in their place.
Restroom: You will have 4 emergency passes per 9 weeks. Do not disrupt during teacher instruction unless there is an emergency.
To follow all directions given by the teacher or included on an assignment;
- To meet all deadlines (Assignments are due at the beginning of each class on the due date);
- To be academically honest (plagiarizing and cheating will NOT be tolerated);
- To respect other students and the teacher by being attentive when others are speaking, raising your hand to speak, and not being disruptive;
- To be courteous to others by leaving their things alone;
1) Keep, hands, feet, and objects to yourself.
2) Follow directions the first time asked.
3) Remain in your assigned seat.
4) RESPECT the teacher, other students, staff and school property at ALL TIMES!
5) Cellphones, ipods and headphones are not allowed during class time. The teacher will take 5 points away of your grade every time you are told to put your cellphone/ headphones/ipod away. If you refuse to put your cellphone/headphones/ipod away it will be confiscated and parents will be contacted. Also, a referral will be written and you will be escorted out of the classroom with an administrator. (Remember, referrals affect you).
6) Eating is not allowed in the classroom unless you have a medical condition certified by a doctor.
7) Follow ALL school rules as described in the OCPS code of conduct.
Digital Rules and Procedures
1st Offense: Verbal Warning
2nd Offense: Student/Teacher conference
3rd Offense: Parent contact
4th Offense: Referral
1) Have your laptop always charged
2)Stay on task at all times.
3) Remain with your laptop at all times; don't let others touch or use your laptop.
4) Never share your log on information. It is private.
5) Log into launchpad.
6) Log into Google Classroom and complete assigned bellwork.
7) Await for teacher's instructions.
8) Save all your work and attach it to Google Classroom.
9) Log off of all assignments.
Consequences for failing to meet classroom expectations are:
- Student laptop (charged)
- Pencil or pens
- Notebook (one subject, college rule)
Participation is the key to success. An active participant shares his or her ideas with the class, completes assignments on time, participates while working in groups, and contributes to the class as a whole.Come to class prepared to learn. Students must bring required materials to class daily. These materials are essential to class participation and learning. If you fail to come to class prepared, you will lose points and may be subject to disciplinary action. (i.e. phone call home, detention, or administrative referral)
Each nine weeks, your grade will be calculated using the following percentages:
Plagiarism is the intentional or unintentional act of claiming another individual or entity’s written work as your own. With easy access to the Internet, the temptation to plagiarize, or claim someone else’s essay or report as your own, is higher than it has ever been. Though it is much easier to plagiarize an essay that it is to actually write one, cheating is an unlawful and unethical practice that will ruin your reputation and inhibit your ability to learn.
Whenever you use a quote, statistic, fact, or idea that you find in research without giving credit to the original writer, you are plagiarizing. A good rule of thumb is to quote no more than 20% of the material in any paper you submit to your teacher as your own. Whenever you quote or borrow an idea, statistic, or fact, you must cite the source in a parenthetical citation after you have used the quote, and you must also name your sources at the end of your work in the form of a Works Cited page.
Students found guilty of plagiarizing will be referred for discipline and all incidences will be handled on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of your instructor and the administration. As established in the code of student conduct, plagiarism may be considered a level two offense punishable with in school suspension.
1st offense: one night to rewrite for full credit
2nd offense: one night to rewrite for half credit
3rd offense: no credit, no option to make up work.
Homework is an extension of what was learned in class. It is used to reinforce what was learned that day. Homework is to be completed before the next class meeting.
If work is turned in late 50% will be taken off from that assignment automatically. Also, if you have missing assignments or do not complete homework you will have lunch detention. During this lunch detention you WILL make up that missing work.
Please keep absences to a minimum. Being absent can affect your grade and WILL affect the quality of learning that you deserve. After 5 absences parents will be contacted. If the student has 11 absences or more he/she must pass the final exam in order to get class credit.
*All of the above information is subject to change, as necessary, at the discretion of your instructor.
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