FOR STUDENT SUCCESS ENGLISH
A. PURPOSE OF THE COURSE
This course is designed to
prepare students for continuing success throughout high school, college, and
career.Its purpose is to improve
students’ writing, listening, speaking, reading skills and to prepare them for
success.Students will develop the
necessary skills to exceed all standards assessed on the CRT and AZMerit
This course follows all of the
guidelines outlined in the PUHSD course handbook.
B.COURSE GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
will be able to: (a) read and identify the characteristics of various types of
literature; (b) write about various topics; (c) formulate topic sentences and
(d) use supporting sentences and evidence; (e) write paragraphs with clear
topic sentences and supporting sentences; (f) organize paragraphs with a main
idea; (g) use varied sentences; (h) write for different audiences; (i) use
reference materials; (j) proofread and edit their writings.In addition, this course follows all district
and state standards for 9th grade English (can be accessed through
the Phoenix Union High School District and Arizona Department of Education
will be assessed in the following categories:
C.EVALUATION AND GRADING
Assessments, Essays, Projects, Portfolios
Bellwork, Journals, Classwork, Homework
Organization, Presentation, Responsibility
•All work in each category will be graded on a
five-point percentage scale
above = A
60% - 69% = D
below = F
•You are able to access student grades online at
oParents – https://parentvue.phoenixunion.org/
oStudents – https://studentvue.phoenixunion.org/
Both can also be accessed through the district
grades will be sent out by the school every three weeks in the form of a
oIf the student has a D or F in any class,
they must return their progress report with parent/guardian signature.
with a “D” average or lower will be required to attend mandatory tutoring
during JAG time and, possibly, before and/or after school until ALL missing
work is complete and/or grade is brought to a “C” or higher.Failure to attend mandatory tutoring will
result in after-school detention.
oStudents wanting to earn honors credit for
the course will be required to complete additional assignments throughout the
Tutoring will be available if
student is interested in receiving honors credit.
assessments and assignments may result in failure of the course.
is crucial for student academic success as there will be work that is designed
to ONLY be done in class.
arriving to class tardy will be given detention.
unexcused absences may result in a citation to appear before Attendance Panel or
REFER TO THE SCHOOL ATTENDANCE AND TARDY POLICY)
-It is the student’s responsibility to
obtain any work missed during absences and turn it in completed within 2 days
of his/her return.
E.CLASSROOM RULES & PROCEDURES
phones, headphones and any other electronic devices must be turned off (or
silenced) and put away BEFORE entering the classroom unless otherwise specified
by the teacher.
beauty products or perfume/cologne in the classroom.
P.A.C.E (Participation, Attitude, Cooperation and Effort) in the classroom at
the teacher is talking to the class, students will be listening without
will clean up area around their desks before leaving class each day.
METHODS & EXPECTATIONS
methods will include, but not be limited to:lecture, discussion, active participation, demonstrations and
cooperative learning activities.
expectations include but are not limited to:independent and group reading, writing practice and essays using correct
process of writing and mechanics, use of proper grammar, oral student
presentations and maintenance of a student portfolio.
will treat all students and the entire school staff with respect.
oObscene language, disrespect, disruption and/or
any other negative behavior will not be tolerated and will result in
will be on time and in class every day (*see attendance policy) ready to
oStudents must have something to write with,
something to write on/in and an independent reading book every day.
will participate fully in all lessons and activities during class time.
will produce neat, organized, quality work that will be handed in on time.
will maintain a current, organized portfolio binder containing artifacts of
will attend tutoring if assigned.
will wear their ID’s above their waist and visible at all times.
will have their agendas with them every day.
will keep classrooms and all other areas of the school clean.
-Students will follow the school wide rules &
of 5 tabbed dividers
ruled, loose leaf, lined paper
notebook or composition book
of pens, pencils, erasers
drive (optional but highly recommended)