The primary content emphasis for this course pertains to the study of the concepts and processes of economics in the American system. Content will include, but is not limited to Fundamental Economic Concepts, Economic Systems and Decision Making, Business Organizations, Microeconomics, Prices and Markets, Demand, Supply, Prices and Decision Making, Market Structures, Employment, Labor, Wages, Sources of Government Revenue, Government Spending, Financial Markets, Macroeconomic Performance, Measuring the Nation’s Output and Income, Economic Growth, Poverty and Income Distribution, Business Cycles and Fluctuations, Inflation, Unemployment, Money, Banking, Macroeconomic Equilibrium, Stabilization Policies, and Economics and Politics, and the Global Economy.
Every student will participate in lessons to reinforce skills needed for the SAT, ACT, and Florida State Standards for college and work readiness. This class will help the students refine their reading, writing, grammar, and proofreading skills. Math skills will be addressed as well.
This is a hybrid class. That means that the students will be working in a Moodle Room to complete different items (such as assignments, quizzes, tests or projects). Each online item will have a specific due date. Once that item is due, then the item closes out and students can no longer submit that particular item. The other part of the class comes from lessons, assignments, tests or projects that the teacher presents.
STUDENTS WILL ONLY ACCESS THE INTERNET WITH THE TEACHER’S PERMISSION AND SUPERVISION
Students will have some assignments that require them to use the Internet. If you do not want your student to be able to access the Internet, they will need to provide a signed written statement from you to be turned in within the first 30 days of school.
- Students will need a 1-inch binder to be used for class work.
- Paper, pens and pencils, highlighters. (Blue or black ink only).
- Homework 10%
- Classwork/Quizzes 35%
- Tests /Projects 55%
- All assignments are posted on my school web page. If you are absent, you should check there for what you have missed and when it is due.
- Make up work will be handled in accordance with the MCSS policy listed in the Student Handbook.
TIGER PAW TIME
Productive Academic Work or P.A.W. Time is a 35-minute period on Thursdays and Fridays. The time is set aside for students to work on academic issues, make up tests/quizzes, enrichment, study hall, and reading and writing skills. This time will also be used for guidance appointments, pep rallies, college visits, etc.
This is not a social time. Students are expected to have something to work on. If they don’t, teachers will be providing something academically for them to do. Students are required to fill out completely the log book for PAW time when they leave or enter my room.
The expectation of P.A.W. time will be: The student must come see me Monday-Wednesday AND NO LATER than Thursday morning to retrieve a P.A.W. Pass. If the P.A.W. Pass is not planned ahead of time the student will not be permitted to leave their P.A.W. teacher's classroom to come to my room on that Thursday or Friday. THIS MUST BE PLANNED AHEAD OF TIME.
How the P.A.W. PASS WORKS: The student will show the P.A.W. Pass to their P.A.W. Time teacher and will then be released to report to my classroom for tutoring/make-up work. When the student reports to my class I will then collect their P.A.W. Pass & keep for safe record keeping as well as the student will sign in on the log sheet for documentation purposes.
It is the responsibility of the student to utilize P.A.W. Time.
- Homework is expected to be turned in on time.
- Late assignments may have points deducted. Any assignment more than 1 week late will not be accepted unless prior arrangements are made with the teacher.
- Each student is assigned a workstation; they are responsible to clean up their assigned areas and return all borrowed materials to their proper places.
- Defacing desks or textbooks will be considered destruction of school property and students will be held accountable for their actions.
- No cell phones or other devices are allowed to be plugged into any outlet.
- Parents are responsible for any damage to all equipment and textbooks that the student damages.
- Printing a copy of your work for another student.
- Using a USB drive or any other portable device to save your work for another student to print and turn in as theirs.
- Emailing answers to another student.
- Sharing answers with another student on any assignment, quiz, or test.
Cheating is unacceptable and students will receive a zero on each assignment that they have cheated on and they will be referred to the dean of discipline. (See student handbook concerning cheating).
- Be on time for class, in your seat with all your necessary supplies, ready to start, when the bell rings.
- Cell phones must be turned off and out of sight and no electronic devices, including IPODS are allowed in class.
- USB are not to be used in the computers unless cleared with the teacher.
- Ear buds or headphones should be out of site unless needed to complete an assignment.
- Come to class with your necessary supplies.
- No food, gum, candy, or drink allowed in the classroom.
- Work from bell to bell.
- Respect yourself and others.
- Adhere to all classroom, school, and district policies.
- Put your book bags in the designated area.
- No profanity, vulgar jesters, perfume, hair spray, hand lotions, or grooming.
- Being absent the day before an announced quiz or test, does not excuse the student from taking it on the assigned day.
- No passes during the first 10 minutes and the last 10 minutes of class will be allowed.
- Cleanup after yourself.
- The teacher dismisses you, not the bell.