Expectations for Ancient Civilization

8th Grade U.S. History and Science - Mr. Collins
Grading Scale
90 and above = A
80-89 = B
70-79 = C
60-69 = D
59 and below = F
Classroom Grade Policy
U.S. History
60% Assignments (class assignments and homework)
40% Assessments (Projects, Quizzes, Tests)
50% Assignments
45% Classroom Assessments (Projects, Quizzes, Labs
5% District Assessments (Galileo and Benchmark
Late Work
It is the responsibility of the student to turn in all work on the due date. By doing so, the student has the possibility
of earning 100% of the possible points. In the event that work is late, I will accept and grade all late work for a
period of two weeks at half credit. All work turned in after two weeks from the due date will be graded and earn a
maximum of one point.
One Rule – You may do anything you want, as long as it does not cause a problem for you or anyone else.
In the event that the student violates the “One Rule”, a detention will be assigned. This detention will be on the day
of the infraction during lunch or after school. During this detention a detention reflection form will be completed and
taken home for a signature from the parent/guardian. This form must be returned the following day. Please make
positive choices so you do not have to worry about the consequences.
Absences and Make-Up Work
Students are responsible for making up any work that was missed due to absence. A student has one class period
for every class period that is missed to make-up the work for full credit. Students are responsible to contact the
teacher the first day they return from an absence to get missed assignments and/or make-up tests for full credit.
Materials Needed
Two Composition notebooks, one used in U.S. History and the other in Science
Two binders or folders, one used for U.S. History and the other Science
Loose leaf notebook paper
Planners to record important information about the class
Pencil or Pen
Other supplies as instructed
The text books will remain in the classroom, however you have access to the text books on my part of the
staff page at chappelow.greeleyschools.org
Contact Information
Feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, or concerns. I am available after school or can be reached
at 348-1279. My email address is [email protected] I will be happy to answer any questions from
students or parents and look forward to a fun and educational 2014-2015 school year.
Please sign and return this entire document. If you would like a copy, This document is linked on my page on the
Chappelow website.
Student Signature ___________________________ Parent Signature______________________________