AP E3 Policies
Conduct grades: A student’s conduct grade can be demoted based on school-written policy violation. This can include tardies, classroom conduct, attitude, academic dishonesty, etc. If the conduct is severe enough, the teacher reserves the right to demote straight to a “u.” A student who receives a “U” will not be eligible for an exemption. Academic dishonesty referrals demote to a “N” for the first offence, and a “U” for the second and any subsequent offences. A student who receives a “U” for conduct will not be eligible for an exemption to the semester exam.
Reteach and retest policy – as per district policy. If 50% or more students fail an assessment (quizzes are not assessments), the teacher will re-assess using a different mode during classroom time. If less than 50% of students fail, a student can individually advocate for a retest during tutoring time.
Categories for E3: Daily work=60%; Assessments/Projects=40%; Semester exam=20%
Specific to AP English III--grades and timely feedback are very important in AP classes, therefore grades will only be accepted late until "unit end" as per district policy or at the end of a three week grading cycle, whichever comes first. For our definition, unit end occurs when timely feedback is given. If a paper has been returned with a grade, students may no longer turn in that assignment for a late grade. So yes, late grades for the standard 20% deduction are accepted, but a general rule of thumb is that students only have approximately one more week to turn in said assignment.
Categories for AP E3: Assessments/Projects=60%; Daily work=40%; Semester exam=20%
Fidelity to DISTRICT grading policy
Credit protection--If students misses the original three week deadlines, or one week for unit end in the AP class, they will be required to make up assignments, usually different from what was completed in class, during in tutoring in the library or with the teacher following the cut-off for the nine weeks grade in T1 (first nine weeks) and T3 (3rd nine weeks). All work must be completed in the presence of a procotor to ensure the product is the student's.
Make up work--Additionally, make up work for AP--specifically timed-writes--will be made up in library tutoring or with the teacher by appointment.
Credit Recovery -–Students will receive credit ONLY – no grade change.
Interrogating Texts--Read like a college student--For AP students looking for ways to improve reading comprehension