Accelerated Pre-Calculus with Trigonometry

Accelerated Pre-Calculus with Trigonometry


Mrs. Nowell


1)    Textbook, notebook, folder, paper, pencil, etc…

-A CD is available for this course.  The cost of replacement is the same as the cost of a new textbook.

2)   A calculator will be provided to use in class; however, you might want one for your own use at home.  We will be using the TI-83 or TI-83 Plus in class.


Course Work:

The points in this class come from two categories: Homework and  Quizzes/Tests.


Homework will be assigned on a daily basis.  Homework is worth 0-3 points.  Not all homework will be collected for credit.


All chapter tests and some quizzes will be announced in advance. 


Final Grade:

The final semester grade will be calculated as follows: 1stand 2nd card-marking grades will count 40% each, and the final exam will count 20%.  


Important:  Students in the accelerated program are expected to maintain an A or B average.  Students with a semester grade of a C can be requested to move to the parallel college-prep course; students with a semester grade of a D or E will be requested to move to the parallel college-prep course.

Make-Up Work:

Make-up work is accepted for a deduction of points within a reasonable time frame.  If your absence is excused, you have 2 days to turn in your missing assignments.  If your absence is unexcused or due to a suspension, you will receive NO CREDIT (zero points) for any work due or for any tests/quizzes missed.


Grading Scale:  A: 93-100, A-: 90-92, B+: 87-89…E:0-59                                                                                                   

Cheating: From the student handbook:  “Any student who plagiarizes, who hands in any work which is not new or entirely his own, may fail the card marking. If the student plagiarizes a second time, he may fail the course.” Among other things, “plagiarism consists of copying work of other students” or receiving answers in any other form by any method.  Both the giver and receiver of the work in question will have the same consequence. 


Grades: Parents can access student grades and attendance online. Grades will be updated after each quiz.  This will be every 1-2 weeks.


Class Rules: Be a respectful person, and you won’t have a problem.  Cell phones are a big problem.  I’ll follow the school rules on them.


Tardy/Attendance Policy:  You are to be in your seat when the bell rings; otherwise, you are tardy.

1st and 2nd tardy: reminder

3rd tardy: 1-HOUR detention and parents notified

4th tardy: Assistant Principal Notified and Tardy Contract drawn up

6th tardy: Saturday Detention Assigned

7th Tardy: Student dropped from class




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