This class uses a workshop style approach to reading and writing so that you will have every possible opportunity to develop and grow toward your goals, whatever they may be: moving on to more advanced classes, gaining skills necessary for success in college, earning credit so that you can graduate and receive your diploma, practicing and perfecting the self-discipline expected of a military candidate. Whatever your plans are, I always want you to have a clear, straightforward path to follow for success in this class.
Below are the only three acceptable grades you can receive in this class along with what I expect from you in order to get that grade. Read through these expectations carefully before choosing which one you are planning to work toward this semester. At the end of each quarter, you and I will conference to see if you are on track toward that goal. Obviously you can work as hard as you are willing to, and my hope is that all students will see an A as attainable. But I want us to be able to start each semester with an honest conversation about what level of commitment and effort you are willing to give me and this class. And only you can decide that.
consequences of not reaching goal
If you have not met the expectations - and are not working at an Advanced, Basic, or Credit level - when we conference one last time at the end of the semester to reflect on your progress, I will decide - without your input - which of the two following grades will be given based on your work for class:
☐ Diploma: you will receive the lowest possible passing grade but will be allowed to
move forward in school based on the work you have completed.
☐ Fail: you must retake the class to receive the credit necessary for graduation.