Submit progress reports, grades and grade notices on time.
Do not allow students to break school wide rules in your classroom.
Proximity to all students:
Moving around the room as much as possible during the period
Desks away from the walls so teacher has access BEHIND all students as they work
Course Syllabi All teachers are required to distribute a course syllabus to every student in their respective classes. The purpose of the syllabus is to set clear expectations and standards for every student. All students and parents should be aware of what criteria must be met in order to be successful in any class.
Your syllabi must include the following. (See sample on following pages)
Name of Class text
Required materials for the class
Class homework policy
Make-up work policy (must not conflict with the California Education Code)
Parent Sign off section to verify that parents have read and understand your classroom policies – Optional
Statement that “Colleges/Universities do not accept a “D” grade when considering a student for admission.
Advanced Placement English Language & Composition
Teacher’s Name, English Teacher
Leuzinger High School
Home of the Olympians
Advanced Placement English Language & Composition is a year-long course designed for juniors reading above grade level who intend to demonstrate their achievement in college-level work by taking the Advanced Placement Exam in May. The course is comparable to a first-year college course stressing writing and rhetoric. Students will study literature primarily, but not exclusively, form the American tradition, focusing on prose, essays, and other non-fiction from Colonial times to the present. Furthermore, students will focus on the analysis of style, tone, diction, figurative language, and syntax. The course will also provide on-going, sustained practice in writing essays employing appropriate strategies for responding to various essay prompts. Students will refine their use of logical structure in writing exposition, description, narration, and argumentation. Finally, students will engage in close and critical reading in order to understand the subtleties of meaning in texts as well as the manner in which writers employ order, form, and language to promote audience interest.