Alexander Hamilton Senior High School
Math, Science & Medical Academy
GENERAL INFORMATION: Students are expected to: arrive on time to class every day, complete all home and class assignments in a timely fashion, work cooperatively in small groups and independently, cultivate their skills as readers, writers, speakers and listeners, show respect for themselves and others, and make every effort to work to the best of their abilities. It is critical that your youngsters keep up with all readings and assignments and that they follow all directions. I am available to students who seek additional help with difficult concepts and assignments, and I expect that when they need help, they will seek it actively.
59 and below = Fail
LATE WORK POLICY: No late work will be accepted unless an absence is excused. Even with excused absences, major papers must be submitted on time, via another student or family member so that I have received the assignment when or before class begins on the day the assignment is due. Students will turn in most class work in a “work packet” which will consist of several assignments at a time. This gives students time to make up work they have missed or work longer on an assignment should they need extra time. Your child is responsible for keeping this work packet in order and turning in all assignments on the due date. Your child will also have a daily agenda where you will be able to keep up with daily activities going on in my classroom.
CHEATING/PLAGIARISM: Cheating and plagiarism (the use of someone else's words or IDEAS without acknowledging the source) will result in a FAIL on the assignment/exam/essay/project with no possibility for make-up. If a student is ever in doubt as to how to avoid plagiarism, see my help immediately. Additionally, please do not work with a partner on an assignment unless pre-approved my me.
I look forward to a very productive and successful year with your children.