Students will have their grades calculated based on the requirements of Reading School District:
Grade Reports will be printed and distributed to students multiple times during the quarter so that students can remain aware of their current grade and what can be submitted before the marking-period closing date
During each Unit deadlines have a measure of flexibility, so that students may work ahead or get extra help when needed. This is not an endorsement of procrastination but a way to allow students to prioritize and correct mistakes prior to having grades finalized.
Fixed deadlines are those of the end of the unit:
- 2 class periods prior to Unit Exams all document analysis write-ups, free response outlines, chapter outlines (and any other assignments of the unit) must be submitted so that they can be graded and returned.
- The final day of the Unit Exam the unit notebook is due (this is all notes and handouts which are compiled in-order) and counts as an alternative assessment grade. The deadlines for final work submission and notebook submission are not negotiable. If there are time conflicts, students must make arrangements for work to be submitted early or dropped off to the school by the due date.
- Deadlines for projects are also fixed. No project is assigned without plenty of time to complete and submit. Issues with completion or submission must be brought to Ms. Hinzman's attention prior to the due date.
The tests and notebooks are stored for students and prior to the National AP Exam are returned to facilitate review.
There are vocabulary tests which are separate from the units & unit tests.
There are also multiple ways for students to earn extra-credit: 24 hour questions, review game participation, working ahead on chapter outlines.
At the end of each unit, every student is to produce a unit "notebook", but there is a lot of confusion as to what that entails. The following is a list of the types of assignments that should be submitted (in order) on the last day of the Unit Exam: