Project-Based Research is a course for students to research a real-world problem. Students are matched with a mentor from the business or professional community to develop an original project on a topic related to career interests. Students use scientific methods of investigation to conduct in-depth research, compile findings, and present their findings to an audience that includes experts in the field. To attain academic success, students must have opportunities to learn, reinforce, apply, and transfer their knowledge and skills in a variety of settings.
The following categories outline how the students’ grade will be calculated.
Daily Assignments 30%
Progress Checks 30%
If a student is not satisfied with their current grade the student may discuss extra credit opportunities with the teacher. If extra credit is needed arrangements must be made with the teacher by the sixth week of the current grading cycle.
Make Up Work
If a student misses class it is their responsibility to make arrangements with the teacher to find out what they missed. For excused absences the student has one day per missed class to turn in their make-up work. If the work is not turned in at that time it is considered late. In accordance with NEISD’s Grading and Reporting Policy, “Student’s are not required to take a quiz or test on the day returning to class from an absence if the quiz or test was announced during the student’s absence.” If a student has an unexcused absence the work turned in is considered late.
If a student knows that he/she will be missing class it is expected that they make arrangements about make up work with the teacher prior to their absence.
In accordance to the NEISD Grading and Reporting Policy students will receive a 20% deduction from the grade they have earned on the assignment/project for late work. Because this class is project based it is imperative that students use their time wisely so they don’t get behind on the next project.
You have the fortune of having access to an amazing amount of software that is used in the industry and computers that are of extremely high quality. The following expectations are in place so that we may continue to have these invaluable items for years to come.
- Absolutely no food or drinks in the lab.
- Respect the property (monitors, computer towers, desks, mouse pads, etc.) by not marking on or damaging them in any way.
- Make sure to clean your area before you leave the classroom.
- Place backpacks on the back of your chair or under your desk.
- Put any materials you used from class back where you got it from before the class is over.
- Abide by all classroom rules.
It is your responsibility as a student to demonstrate exceptional core values both inside and outside of class. In this class I expect the following student behavior:
- It is expected that each student produces the best work they possibly can.
- If students do not feel confident about a concept or tool taught it is their responsibility to come to the teacher or their peers for tutoring.
- Academic dishonesty will not be tolerated. Please refer to the DATA Academic Dishonesty Policy for these guidelines.
- It is my expectation that the students will be committed to their learning experience in this class.
- Come to class prepared and ready to work.
- It is expected that you encourage your classmates with kind words.
- When criticism is offered it must be constructive criticism not destructive/hurtful.
- When someone is speaking to the entire class respectfully listen and do not talk.