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    Course   Description: Art   II  Pre-AP   is   designed   for students   who   have   demonstrated   serious   interest   in   pursuing   art   as   a   career.  Students   will   continue to develop  skills   in   studio   art   and   begin   building   a   portfolio. Students will be required to maintain a sketchbook and do extended projects. This means a commitment to completing work at home when necessary  

    This   class   prepares   students   for   upper -level   art   classes such as AP studio courses Im 2D /3D/and Drawing

    Prerequisites: Completion   of   Art I. Pre Ap Art I  or a final average of 85 or above in art I recommended  

    Special   Notes: Students who pass this course will receive a multiplier to boost their gpa. There is a required art kit purchase of $35. All students will keep a digital portfolio of their work via Adobe Spark. The account for this is free. 

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    Grading and Conduct

    Grading Categories: 

    1. (20%) Daily Work/ Warm Ups.
    2. (30%) Sketches/ Projects In-Process/ Quizzes
    3. (50%) Major Projects & Tests. These will be graded upon project completion. 

     

    The Semester Exam will count as 20% of the semester grade. (1/7 of semester grade)

     

    Daily Activities

    If a student is absent from class, it is their responsibility to check with what the previous day’s daily activity was. 

    Sketches/ Projects In-Process/ Quizzes

    Periodically, art projects will be examined to check for progress in the form of sketches, examining efforts to make progress on the project, and through quizzes. 

    Major Projects & Tests

    There will be several major projects throughout the year. Students will be graded on meeting and exceeding the targeted learning expectations. Periodic tests will monitor  the progression of learning expectations. 

     

    Semester Examinations

    Semester exams, developed by NEISD, will check for understanding of key concepts and ideas explored in the TEKS and in our textbook. 

     

    Late Work Policy: 

    Per NEISD policy: 20% will be taken off for late work. If the absence is excused, the student has as many days to make up the work for full credit as they have excused. Assignments can be submitted late within the 3 week grading period they were assigned. They will recieve up to an 80. Assignments submitted after the progress report grades are due will not be accepted. 

     

    Re-Teach & Re-Test Policy: 

    Assignments can be resubmitted within the 3 week grading period they were assigned. They will recieve up to an 80. Assignments submitted after the progress report grades are due will not be accepted. 

     

    General Grading Rubric: 

    EXEMPLARY WORK (90-100)

    *Work reflects all stated learning criteria.

    *Student demonstrates great effort to submit high quality work.

    *Work shows evidence of critical thinking.

    *Student turns in work on time.

    *Student uses materials and supplies appropriately.

     

    GOOD WORK (80-89)

    *Work reflects most, but not all of the stated learning criteria.

    *Student demonstrates moderate effort to submit high quality work.

    *Work shows evidence of critical thinking.

    *Student turns in work on time.

    *Student uses materials and supplies appropriately.

     

    WORK NEEDING SUBSTANTIAL IMPROVEMENT (70-79)

    *Work does not meet all stated learning criteria.

    *Student demonstrates little effort to submit high quality work.

    *Work shows little evidence of critical thinking.

    *Student turns in work on time.

    *Student needs reminders on how to use materials and supplies appropriately.

     

    WORK NOT MEETING EXPECTATIONS (0-69)

    *Work does not meet all stated learning criteria.

    *Student demonstrates little to no effort to submit high quality work.

    *Work shows no evidence of critical thinking.

    *Student does not turn in work on time.

    *Student needs reminders on how to materials and supplies appropriately.

     

    (Please note that this grading rubric is subject to change, depending on each assignment.)

     

    Conduct Grade Exemptions: 

    Steps 0-1: Teacher Intervention. Conduct Grade “E” or Grade “S”

    Step 2: Referral. Conduct Grade “N”

    Step 3: Referral to Administrator. Conduct Grade “U”. Student cannot exempt Semester 

    Exam. 

     

    Academic Honesty:

    NEISD does not tolerate plagiarism. Plagiarism is the act of trying to pass off the ideas or concepts of another as one’s own.  For example in art class, if you take material from a website, and insert it into your art, even if you modify it slightly – it’s plagiarism.  Therefore, if you appropriate images from an outside source, be sure you give credit where credit is due. There are many state and national art competitions that will disqualify entries if they suspect any form of plagiarism, so let’s be proactive to prevent any potential problems. 

    Harrassment:

    If you feel that you are being harassed in any way, please notify me. I will inform the appropriate NEISD staff to document your concerns. I will also share this information with your parents/ guardians.