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Course Syllabus                                                                                                                                             

Carroll High School-Freshman Academy


“It’s My Move: Monopolizing Every Opportunity”


Teacher: Coach Smith

Room: C119


Telephone: 334-774-4915

Planning Time:  7th period

Nine Weeks Grading Categories


Daily Grades………………..10%

Minor Grades……………….30%

Major Grades………………..60%

Semester Grading Percentages


First Nine Weeks………….…40%

Second Nine Weeks……….…40%

Semester Exam……………….20%


Carroll High School-Freshman Academy Mission Statement: The mission of the Freshman Academy is to fortify and sustain a foundation for college and career readiness. Through a structured academy and skilled teaching team, we foster such traits as social maturity, perseverance, accountability, organization, self-discipline, and goal setting.


Freshman Portfolio: Freshman students will complete a portfolio as a representation of the work they have completed in each of their core classes, Career Prep, and for some students, Study Skills. Each grading period, an artifact from each class will be filed in their portfolio and will serve as a major grade in their respective class. All students will complete a presentation of their portfolio in their Career Prep class during the fourth grading period.


Agenda:  Each student will purchase a Freshman Academy Agenda at the beginning of the school year.  Students will be required to write the daily objective, assignments, and homework each day in the appropriate date in their agenda.  Random agenda/objective checks may be done and will count as a daily grade.  If a student is absent, he/she is responsible for getting the objectives/assignments from the days he/she missed.  Agendas may not be borrowed amongst students for agenda checks or hall passes.  If a student loses his/her provided agenda, a replacement agenda will have to be purchased for $5.00.


Hall Passes: Student hall passes are located in the back of the student agenda.  If a students need to leave the class for any reason, they must have their assigned agenda to use as a hall pass.  Each student will be given one free hall pass per class per grading period. Once the free pass is used the student will serve a day of break detention to make up for the missed class time.


Make-Up Work Procedures:  It is very important that you are in class every day.  Excessive absences, whether excused or not, make it extremely difficult to pass this class.  Ozark City Schools’ policy states that all make-up work is to be scheduled within 2 days of returning to class and is to be completed within 5 days of the EXCUSED absence after the 2 day window of scheduling.  After the allotted time, NO make-up work will be given and the student will receive a “0” for all non-attempted assignments.  In the case of long-term absences, teachers / principal may approve additional days.




Tardies: Students are expected to be in class before the tardy bell rings.  On the 5th tardy, and each subsequent tardy, the student will receive an office referral which will result in reprimands beginning with break detention and progressing in severity with each additional tardy.


Honor Policy:  Cheating will not be tolerated in any fashion.  Cheating may be defined as, but is not limited to: talking during a test or quiz (even if the topic of conversation is not about the assignment), receiving or giving help during a test or quiz, copying another student’s assignment (even homework), plagiarism (using another person’s words or ideas as your own) and etc.  All cheating will result in an automatic “0” for all parties involved and a possible parent conference or office referral.


**If any student needs additional help outside of class, he/she may make an appointment before or after school for extra practice and/or guidance.**


Classroom Conduct:

1.       Be Respectful

a.        Keep hands and feet to self.

b.        Use appropriate language and volume.

c.        Listen for instructions.

d.        Be honest.

2.       Be Responsible

a.        Be on time.

b.        Follow handbook.

c.        Be prepared.

d.        Complete assignments on time.

e.        Turn work into appropriate.

f.         Keep classroom clean.

3.       Be Resourceful

a.        Set goals.

b.        Be Safe.

c.        Report problems.


1st Offense: Teacher warning


2nd Offense:  Teacher assigned break detention


3rd Offense:  Parent contact and additional teacher assigned break detention


4th Offense:  Office referral


** The teacher has the right to skip prior offense consequences if deemed necessary.