Course Syllabus

Contact Information


School Office: Room 210

REQUIRED Materials

Pencil/Pen/Colored Pencils



Composition Notebook


Classroom Rules and Expectations

  1. Come to class ON TIME and prepared. This means that you have ALL required materials, a positive attitude, and you are at your seat before the bell rings.
  2. Treat others as you wish to be treated. There is zero tolerance for bullying and severe consequences will follow. 
  3. Respect your classmates, teacher, property, and yourself. Do not write on desks, break items, disrupt learning time, act rude towards others, and respect your own education. You deserve it!
  4. Students do not dismiss themselves. I will reserve time at the end of class for students to pack up so long as they respect my time and effort. I will release students when the bell rings as long as they are sitting in their seats.
  5. Students must remain on task while using their Chromebooks. Playing games, watching videos, or attempting to access anything besides schoolwork is unacceptable.

Grading Scale

Classwork/Projects- 40%

Tests- 35%

Quizzes- 15%

Participation- 10%

Late Work Policy

Students should turn in their assignments/homework when prompted to, generally at the beginning or end of class. Due dates/times will always be clearly communicated with students in advance. If an assignment is one day late, the student will lose 10% of the points possible. 2 days is 20%. 3 days is 30%. Etc. After 10 days, a late assignment is no longer eligible for any credit. I do not count weekends in my calculation for late credit, but longer breaks from school could count toward this date total.

Make-Up Work Policy

If a student is absent from school, the student will have three days from their return date to complete any missed work. It is the student’s responsibility to come see me if they are absent. This includes asking for notes, missing assignments, and any other materials they may need. I also encourage students to check the class canvas page on days they are absent (if they are able) so they know what information is being covered. If a student does not make up their missed work within 3 days of their return, they will be subject to the late-work policy.

Restroom Policy

I’m not going to stop you if you need to use the restroom. I do ask that you try and avoid going when I am instructing. Please try to wait until individual work begins. I can only allow one student to leave my room at a time for safety and security purposes.

Cell Phones and Personal Technology

There will be time during the semester when students will be allowed to use their cell phones for educational purposes. During times when cell phones are not part of instruction, students will be expected to keep their phones on silent and stowed in their bookbag. If I catch you with your phone out, I will take it for the remainder of class. 

During assessments, students may be asked to place their cell phones and personal devices in a distanced but visible location for the duration of the assessment. Personal devices include smart watches, Bluetooth headphones, cell phones, and other small communication devices. 

Cheating & Plagiarism

My classroom has a ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY on cheating and plagiarism. If you are found cheating on an assignment or assessment, you will receive an automatic zero on the assignment and an office referral. Forms of cheating include but are not limited to; Using cell phones and/or personal communication devices during an assessment, communicating with peers during an assessment, using unauthorized materials during an assessment, discussing assessment questions/content with peers who have yet to complete the assessment or who have already completed the assessment. Forms of plagiarism include but are not limited to; Copying and submitting works from online resources, copying and submitting works from a peer, copying and submitting works from the instructor, submitting work to the instructor that is not your own.


Tutoring will be offered Monday through Thursday mornings from 8:15 to 8:45 in my room 210. If you seek tutoring, come speak with me and we can schedule an appointment.

CATA Honors Statement

World History HN is an honors level course. This course is also available in the Program of Studies at the College Preparatory level. Students earning credit for an Honors level course receive an elevated number of Quality Points for their Grade Point Average. Students choosing the Honors level course should be aware that this Honors level course will include: 

  • Required extension opportunities that are directly related to the Standard Course of Study. This includes additional content beyond that covered in the College Preparatory level. 
  • More challenging coursework and assessments. Students will be expected to demonstrate higher levels of understanding for grades. 
  • Projects and presentations will be more in depth. 
  • Students will have to focus and study regularly to master the content. 
  • The expectation that students can move through the coursework at an accelerated pace and students experiencing difficulty should quickly seek guidance from their teacher on how they can be more successful.