US History and Geography
Coach Heinz: Collierville High School
Standard American history deals with the political, economic, and social history of the United States from post Civil War America to the present. The primary objective of the course is to assist the student in developing a knowledge and appreciation of history and its affect on the present and the future.
Why study American History?
Materials needed for class
I will let you know when they can be used.
what we do in class. If you are going through something at home, outside of class, with family, or anything else and your class work suffers because of it, let me know. Let your other teachers know. Maybe we can help, but we can definitely work with your grade.
Be prepared for class!!! The more prepared you are, the better your grade will be. You will be graded on a total points scale every quarter. For example, if there are five tests worth 100 points each and 10 daily grades worth a total of 250 points, a project worth 125 points, and a notebook check worth 125 points that is a total of 1000 points. If you gained a total of 825 points your average would be an 83 (82.5). 825 / 1000 = 82.5.
Your grade will be based on the following categories.
Re Take Policy: If you fail a test: re-take on your own time: before or after school, but not in class; re-take could be in a different format; you cannot skip another class to makeup work for this class; the grade on a re-take cannot be more than 70. You have 5 days to re take tests from the time your grade is entered on power school. You must fill out a Request to Reassess form immediately.
individual), homework, class participation, in class work. Point values will vary with
assignments. There will be no quiz retakes.
information will be provided later.
values could be as high as 200 points. Folders can raise, or lower, you grade dramatically.
U.S. History is a Tennessee End of Course subject. This means that each student must take the End of Course Exam during the second semester, but will be exempt from a Second Semester Exam.
Grading Scale: 100-93=A, 92-85=B, 84-75=C, 74-70=D, 69 and below=F
*Remember you must pass U.S. History to graduate!
If you have three or less EXCUSED absences and a 90 or better semester average, you will be exempt from the semester exam.
Cheating in any form is a violation of the school Honor Code and will be punished according to school policy: an automatic zero with no make-up allowed. Parents will be notified and a discipline referral will be made to an administrator.
You assume personal responsibility for any missed assignments upon returning to class. For every day that you are absent, that is how many days you have to turn in any missed work. (If you are absent one day, then you have one day to complete missing assignment).