Welcome to Dollars and Sense. Students will learn about the personal finance, investing and the world of work. They will also learn about the environment and the housing market. I will also teach them about advertising and marketing strategies used in society today. Students will also learn how to deal with each other in today's ever changing world.
Tutoring will be held in the mornings before school beginning at 7:15 on Tuesday and Thursday. There will also be opportunities to make up assignments during the Genius period within the school day. Your student must have a pass from the teacher to attend during Genius period.
Dollars and Sense follows district policy 30% Daily Grades and 70% Major Grades. Daily grades include class participation, class work, notes, worksheets and projects. Major grades include written exams, projects and online tests.
All classwork is due the day it is assigned. Therefore, no late work will be accepted on class work. All grades will be updated by Friday of each week.
Students will be given the opportunity to master the curriculum and to improve one major grade per grading period according to the following guidelines: Offered to all students who have failed a major grade assessment. The content will be determined by the teacher. The maximum score will be a 70. No test will be given to students who previously earned a 0. The test will be offered at the end of the nine week grading period.
Because this lab has Internet capabilities, each student and his/her parent or guardian need to carefully read the Internet Usage Agreement sheet that was turned in when schedules were handed out. The Internet can be a useful took in education, but strict guidelines will be given for the students to follow. Usage requires the student to understand that he/she is responsible for following the guidelines set forth by the district.