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Welcome to the last year of your (your student's) high school career.  Economics is a course that is required for graduation. I fully expect you (your student) to succeed in economics and graduate in May. There are several things students can do to insure success.
  • Read the textbook. Economics includes many ideas and concepts that are new to students. Being familiar with the material before I discuss it in class will help students understand it better.
  • Take notes in class. I purposely emphasize the material from the text that I consider most important. This emphasis provides a good indication of what will be on quizzes and tests. Taking notes in class helps students learn the material and assists in determining what to study for quizzes and tests.
  • Make doing homework a learning process. I deliberately selected the questions from each section that I want students to complete for homework. Accurately completing these homework questions also helps students prepare for quizzes and tests.
  • Come for tutoring when extra help is needed. Economics is a cumulative subject. Topics we cover in the first few chapters are used throughout the semester. It is essential that students get tutoring early to avoid being left behind.
Following these suggestions will make this last year more enjoyable and more successful (for both students and parents). I look forward to watching you (your student) walk across the stage in May.
Schedule Grading Scale
1st - AP Macroeconomics                            A 93-100
2nd - Standard Economics                           B 85-92
3rd - Standard Economics                            C 75-84
4th - AP Macroeconomics                            D 70-74
5th - AP Macroeconomics                            F 69 and below
6th - Lunch
7th - AP Macroeconomics
8th - Planning
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