Mr. Hartzer / Highland Park Renaissance Academy
The purpose of this course is to provide students with an overview of Geometry. Geometry is the mathematical study of lines, angles, and shapes. During this course, students will learn the properties of quadrilaterals, triangles, circles, and solids. Students will learn the basics of presenting a formal proof; there will also be a unit on probabilities.
Each day, students will be expected to bring:
- A notebook for notes
- Paper for classwork and homework
- A pen or pencil
For in-class use, students will be provided with a calculator, a textbook, and any additional materials.
Grading will be based on classroom participation, assignments, projects, and tests.
- Daily participation (10 points + 2 extra credit) (15%):
- Students start with 8 points per day
- Students gain points for actively participating in a positive manner and taking notes
- Students lose points for being tardy, sleeping, ignoring work, talking out of turn, or otherwise failing to participate
- Do Now (5%): up to 5 points per day, based on effort shown
- Classwork (25%):
- 10 points per assignment
- 10 points per notebook checks
- Homework (5%): 10 points per assignment
- Projects and tests (50%):
- Projects: 50 points, based on a 4-point rubric provided with the assignment
- Tests: 100 points, based on the score earned
The student’s final grade will be based on overall total performance.
- Assignments are due on time. Late assignments will be worth 75% of the points possible.
- Students will be given half-credit for each test question correction submitted.
- Students who miss class due to legitimate absence (as recorded with the school administration) may turn in late work up to one week after returning from the absence.
- Cheating on tests will result in a failing grade for the assignment. Repeated cheating will result in academic referral.
All persons in Mr. Hartzer’s classroom are expected to demonstrate:
- Presence of mind: Participate in class, strive to do your best, and learn from mistakes.
- Politeness and respect: Treat everyone as they wish to be treated.
- Preparation and promptness: Be on time, and be ready to learn.
- A focus on safety: Help create an environment where everyone can feel safe and focused on learning.
All students are expected to follow all rules and guidelines of HPRA, pertaining to uniforms, detention, bullying, cell phones, and other actions. This includes:
- No food or drink (other than clear water) in the classroom
- No cell phones, music players, or game devices in the classroom; the teacher may confiscate such devices
- No articles of clothing with attached hoods may be worn in the classroom
- Students will arrive on time and not leave the classroom without written permission
- Do not put your head down on the desk or get out of your seat without permission
- When someone is addressing the class, do not interrupt or talk over them; raise your hand to speak
POLICY ON HALL PASSES
If a student needs to leave the room during the class period, they must have a pass signed by the teacher, as well as signing in and out. Passes are not guaranteed: Students who have abused the pass privilege will be denied. Passes to other classrooms or to the main office require a written note from the person requesting that student’s presence. “Mr. Jones told me to see him” is not acceptable.
Policy violations will result in consequences at the teacher’s discretion, including but not limited to:
- Loss of participation points
- Calling home
- Academic referral for suspension
UPON ENTERING THE ROOM...
At the beginning of each day, you will:
- Enter the class in an organized way
- Get a Do Now card from the front of the room
- Sit down and complete the Do Now shown on the SmartBoard
- Prepare your notebook for taking notes, and open your textbook as indicated
- Wait quietly until the Do Now is collected and the class is started
I have read this syllabus and understand my expectations in this classroom.
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