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Teacher Information:

Instructor: Mrs. Alicia Baynes


Graphics & Design Dept.
McEachern High School
2400 New Macland Road
Powder Springs, GA 30127
Location: CT 108
email: alicia.baynes@cobbk12.org
Phone: 770-222-3710 x235
Fax: 770-222-3712

Industry Certification:
PrintED is administered by the Graphic Arts Education and Research Foundation (GAERF), and is a national certification
process based on industry standards for high school graphics courses.

McEachern High School can issue GAERF student certificates in the following 3 areas:
•INTRODUCTION TO GRAPHIC COMMUNICATIONS
•GRAPHIC DESIGN
•SCREEN PRINTING

The following requirements must be met in order to earn a certificate:


1. Mastery of 80% of the identified skills
2. Maintain an 85 or above average in Graphic Communications
3. Complete a minimum of 3 semesters
  4. Pass an End-of-Pathway Exam

Student Benefits D E S I G N
  •Equivalent of 6 months on-the-job training
  •Increased placement opportunities
  •Focused curriculum + Production
  •Pride in accomplishments
  •National credentials
  •Transfer of credit hours to colleges and technical schools through articulation agreements

For more information visit http://www.gaerf.org/PrintED.aspx


SYLLABUS
As an “advanced” student in Graphics you have an opportunity to continue the de-
velopment of your introductory skills. By taking this course again, you have accepted
that you are responsible, motivated, and interested in this field. You should have the
initiative and desire to learn through practice; and will take this chance and use it to
benefit you and your future.
Another opportunity that you have is to be creative, use your imagination and
use your own ideas. There are many resources in our lab, and outside of school in
your daily activities, for you to use in order to help you create and form ideas for your
projects. However, it takes motivation and a desire to do well on your part.
I CAN TEACH YOU THE SKILL, BUT I CAN’T CREATE YOUR IDEAS FOR YOU!
Attendance:
Your attendance at school is very important. When you are not in school you cannot keep up with your program of student. In Consequences:
Graphics, it is not possible to take equipment and supplies home; therefore, try to be at school every day in order to keep up If anyone abuse privileges in this classroom i.e. naming files inappropriate names, inappropriate projects/subjects or internet
with assignments and projects. searches, abusing equipment, promoting unsafe situations, or if you choose to use this class as wasted time…YOU WILL NOT BE
ALLOWED TO CONTINUE IN THE LAB IN ANY WAY!
Projects:
•A project list/course outline will be provided. A parent/guardian will be contacted and you will be assigned bookwork for the rest of the semester.
•Due Dates will be posted
•Late projects will be graded accordingly and at the discretion of the teacher.
Projects should not be late except in the case of excused absences. Live Work:
The ability to meet deadlines is an important trait to be successful in this industry in the future. Live work will include a variety of tasks such as digital file preparation, image editing, file output, bindery, cost-calculating/esti-
•You can and probably will complete more projects than the minimum assigned. mating, and clean up. Jobs will be receipted through the school’s live work account.
All projects need to be turned in for a grade before taking them from this lab.
Portfolio:
REMEMBER…PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT! •Portfolios should include any project examples, live work, sketches, writing samples, etc.
Using skills repeatedly helps you become better. •The portfolio must be neat, clean, and presented in a professional manner.
•The portfolio will be graded every semester.
REQUIREMENTS TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN GRAPHICS: •A grading rubric will be provided before each portfolio evaluation.
•STAY ON TASK / USE TIME WISELY
•COMPLETE & TURN IN PROJECTS ON TIME Articulation
•BE RESPONSIBLE, DEPENDABLE, & TRUSTWORTHY An articulation agreement has been established between McEachern High School and the Art Institute of Atlanta in the area of
•BE A ROLE MODEL FOR EACH OTHER Graphic Communications. The articulation agreements allow students in the Graphic Communications program to transfer credit
•ABIDE BY CLASS RULES hours to the college. The student must meet the required course competencies and receive at least a grade of 85 in the course
•ABIDE BY SAFETY RULES to transfer credit to the schools. Upon graduation, the student must enroll at one of the colleges within one academic year of
•HELP KEEP ALL LAB AREAS CLEAN that graduation date. All articulated courses will be exempt from fees.
•BE A VOLUNTEER WHEN NEEDED
•BE A HELPER TO EACH OTHER AND THE TEACHER Employability Preparation (evaluated weekly) 10%
Assesses career preparation, time on task, cleaning work areas, and general work ethics
“Dress for Success” now counts as extra credit
A REVIEW OF PROCEDURES ESTABLISHED IN THE INTRO GRAPHICS SYLLABUS/HANDBOOK: Classwork 20%
1. ALWAYS practice safe work habits. If you are found to be working in an unsafe manner there must be a remediation Consists of assignments given during class such as daily work, small projects, vocabulary, and tickets-out-the-door.
of the entire safety unit for this course. Absolutely NO HORSEPLAY! Major Projects & Exams 45%
2. Eating and drinking is NOT permitted in the lab. Includes written/performance tests and major project grades. Each project grade is derived from a combination of project com-
3. You are expected to be on time. pletion, craftsmanship, creativity/design, use of typography, and the ability to follow directions. Students’ willingness to correct
4. ALWAYS take care of classroom materials, furniture, and school property. identified weaknesses will provide opportunities for grade improvement.
5. ALWAYS RESPECT others and their property. Mid-Term Exam 5%
6. Do your OWN work and be productive. Final Exam 20%
7. LISTEN during instructions and demonstrations so your projects will look their best! Assesses cumulative information for the entire year that includes a written exam, a performance exam, and a portfolio.
8. STAY CREATIVE!

Class Supplies: Required: Recommended/Optional: Class Blog/Website:


•USB flash drive (at least 8GB) •(1) 1” ring notebook McEachern Graphic Design … www.mceacherngraphics.weebly.com
•pencils & pens •10-15 sheet protectors McEachern High School …go to www.mceachernhigh.org > choose General Info > Staff Directory > Click the “Electives” tab
•T-shirts (minimum of 1) •Sharpie markers then scroll to Alicia Baynes & link to class
•Sketch book
•Colored pencils Edmodo: www.edmodo.com
•hoodie/sweatshirt Used for student assignments, feedback, collaboration, and critique
•additional t-shirts for practice Parents are encouraged to ask their student for login information to join

Books & Resources: Classroom sets of textbooks are provided for use during class Class Quiz & Review Site:
Quia - www.quia.com/profiles/abaynes
Attendance:
Your attendance at school is very important. When you are not in school you cannot keep up with your program of student. In Cloud Storage: Dropbox: www.dropbox.com OneDrive: https://onedrive.live.com/about/en-us/business/
Graphics, it is not possible to take equipment and supplies home; therefore, try to be at school every day in order to keep up Used for backup of student files
with assignments and projects.
Remind:
Text @mrsbaynes to 81010 to receive updates and reminders (you can add the image if you want)