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BataviaHighSchoolCourseSyllabus

CourseName:HonorsIntermediateAlgebra

Teacher:Mrs.SamanthaMiller

CourseDescription:

IntermediateAlgebraHonors
extendsthestudyofalgebra,itsapplications,and
providesthebridgebetweenAlgebraandAdvanced
AlgebraHonors.Thecoursemakesregularuseofthe
graphingcalculatortomaketechnologyanintegralpart
oftheproblemsolvingprocess.Thehonorslevelcourse
isforthestudentwhoshowsexceptionalmathematics
abilityandiswillingtobechallengedtothinkcritically.
Participationinthemathematicscompetitionisexpected.
Topicsinclude:polynomials,factoring,quadraticand
exponentialfunctions,radicalexpressions,rational
expressionsandequations,andprobability.

TeacherContactInfo:
samantha.miller@bps101.net

6309378962

http://BHSmiller.weebly.com/

Prerequisite:
EarningAsinAlgebra1&thecompletionofanhonors
application

RequiredMaterials:Compositionnotebook,graphing
calculator,gluestick,highlighter,markers/coloredpencils

TextbookInformation:

**textbooklinkedonclasswebsite**

SpecialDates:

Summativeexam1:TBAAfterUnit3
Summativeexam2:TBAAfterUnit5

FinalExams:December20thand21st

OR
Algebra1,Glencoe/McGrawHill2005
website:www.algebra1.com
Username:ALG105IL
Password:t7es20udla

EssentialLearnings:
Studentsshouldbeabletodemonstrateproficiency
inthefollowingareas

1)Functions
2)Factoring
3)QuadraticEquations
4)RadicalExpressionsandEquations
5)RationalExpressionsandEquations
6)Probability

ExtraLearning&HelpOpportunities:

IamavailableduringBulldogHourinC203.Ifyouwould
liketocomeinbefore/afterschoolpleasetalktomeand
wecansetupanappointment.

ZeroPolicy:

Grading/Assessments:
Typesof
Assessments:

ShortAnswer
MultipleChoice

GradeCalculation:

20%Formative
Assessments
50%UnitTests
30%SummativeExams
(includes2summative
examsandafinalexam)

SpecialCourse
Policies:

none

BPSHomework
Policy:

6:290policy.bps101.net

BPSGradingPolicy:

6:280policy.bps101.net

Ifastudentisnotpresentonatestorquizday,that
studenthasaweektomakeitup.Ifthetestisnotmade
upwithinaweeka0willbeentered.Ifa0isentered,
thenstudentsmustgothroughtheremediationprocess
andtaketheRetakeTestwithintheremediationtime
period.Ifstudentsdonotgothroughtheremediation
process,thegraderemainsa0.

RemediationStatement:
StudentsinMathclassesatBHSwillhavetheopportunity
toremediateandreassessunittests.Ifastudentwishes
toremediatetheywillneedtoreceivesomeadditional
instructionandsupportfromtheteacher.Theteacher
willprovidefurtherpracticetobecompletedbasedon
individualstudentneeds.Thestudentwillthenneedto
demonstratecomprehensionofthematerialtothe
teacherpriortotakingthereassessment.Whenthe
studenttakesthereassessment,orportionofthe
reassessment,thenewunitgradewillfullyreplacethe
previousunittestgrade(eitherhigherorlower).Students
musthaveallhomeworkassignmentsfromthatunit
turnedtobeeligibleforremediation.Theentire
remediationandreassessmentprocesswillneedtobe
completedwithintwoweeksofthereturnoftheoriginal
assessment.

BarkChartRatingSystem

StudentExpectationsforthisCourse:
Studentswillparticipatefullyduringclassandask
questionswhentheyareunsureofsomething.They
willworkcooperativelywiththeirclassmates.

CharacteristicsofSuccessfulStudentsinthisCourse:
Thiscourseisforthestudentwhoshowsexceptional
mathematicsabilityandiswillingtobechallengedto
thinkcriticallyathigherlevels.Successfulstudentsalso
setpersonalgoalstokeepafocusonimprovement.

TeacherExpectationsforthisCourse:
Iwillbeavailableforyoubothduringclassandoutsideof
classwhenyouhavequestions.Iwillpushyoutodothe
verybestthatyoucando.Iwillprovidefeedbacktoyou
inatimelymannerandhelpyoutoreachyourgoals.

ACADEMICDISHONESTYPOLICY
BataviaHighSchoolbelievesthatlearningbestoccursinanatmosphereofacademichonestyinwhichstudents
havedevelopedahighsenseofresponsibilityandexhibitahighstandardofintegrity.BataviaHighSchoolwill
nottoleratenorcondoneacademicdishonesty.

DefinitionofCheating/AcademicDishonestyCheatingoccurswhenastudentobtainsorassistsothersin
obtainingcreditforworkthatisnothis/herown.

Afterastudenthasbeenfoundtobeacademicallydishonest,theywillfacebothacademicand
behavioralinterventions.

ACADEMICINTERVENTIONS

TeacherplacesstudentontheDepartment/CourseRemediationProcess
All
Offenses

Studentcompletestheprocessbytheteachergivendeadlineandearnsthenewgrade
OR
Studentfailstocompletetheprocessandearnsazerofortheassignment

BEHAVIORALINTERVENTIONS

TeacherSteps
TeacherrecordsincidentviaPowerSchool(DisciplineLog)fordocumentation
1stOffense
purposes
Parentand/orstudentconferencewithteacher
Clarify/reteachexpectationswithstudent

2nd
Offense

DisciplineReferralcompletedandsenttoDeanofStudents
TeachercompletesareferralviaPowerSchoolfordocumentationpurposes
LossofPrivileges(canincludesocialconsequences,directedBulldogHour,etc.)
CharacterDevelopmentdiscussion/curriculumwiththedean

DisciplineReferralcompletedandsenttoAssistantPrincipalforCurriculum&
Instruction
TeachercompletesareferralviaPowerSchoolfordocumentationpurposes
3rdOffense
Notificationtostaffregardinglettersofrecommendations(college,scholarship,etc.)
PossibleexclusionfromSeniorHonorsNight,NationalHonorSociety,etc.
PossiblelossofscholarshipsfromBataviaFoundationforEducationalExcellenceor
BEA

BARKChart

Bulldogs..

Expectations

AreResponsible

Comeinontimeandpreparedtolearn
Setgoalsandmonitorownprogress
Askquestionsandparticipate
Advocateforyourownlearning

Respectful

Includeandworkwellwithothers
Demonstrateempathyandcompassion
Seeallthesidesofanissue
Communicatepositivelywithpeers/staff

KeepitPositive

Maintainapositiveclassroomandschoolenvironment
Keepanopenmind
Respondappropriatelytoconflict

StudentswillberatedasMeetsorDoesNotMeetforeachcourse.Teacherswillupdateratings
onthe15thand30thofeachmonth.