Spanish Department Make-up Work Policy:
The Spanish Department supports the school-wide Make-up Work Policy as stated in the school-wide disclosure statement; all other late assignments may receive up to only half credit. All assignments must be turned in before the last five school days of midterm and end-of-term cut-off dates in order to receive any credit.
Spanish Class Grading breakdown:
Class Participation: Approximately 10% of the final grade will be based on class participation and behavior. Consistent class participation and behavior is a crucial key to student success. At the beginning of each quarter each student will be given 100 points for good participation and behavior. Student will lose points for misconduct or non-participation from the 100 points.
- 10 points will be taken off participation grade for each unexcused tardy.
- 10 to 30 points will be taken off participation grade for each sluff/truancy.
- 5 to 20 points will be taken off participation grade for other misbehavior.
Class work: A significant portion of the final grade will be based on in-class assignments. This includes any assignment given in class such as bookwork, review sheets, daily starters, class projects, note taking, and Spanish speaking or translation.
Homework: Another important part of the final grade will be based on homework points. Students will be required to practice speaking Spanish outside the classroom, reading, writing and performing other learning processes to help them acquire and learn Spanish. We suggest that students spend 30 minutes practicing and studying Spanish from their notes each day.
Tests and quizzes: Tests and Quizzes will be given weekly to encourage students to study and practice Spanish each day. The daily class work and regularly assigned homework is to help students more thoroughly prepare for these tests and quizzes.
PLEASE NOTE: Any class participation points lost for misbehavior or non-participation may be made up before or after school within one week of the occurrence. Students are responsible to talk with their parents about making up lost points and to set appointments with me. After students make up lost participation or behavior points, their citizenship grades may increase if students demonstrate good citizenship for a consistent amount of time.