80% of your semester grade will include tests, quizzes, speeches, projects, and assignments. 10% of your semester grade will be your final exam. 10% of your final grade is your reading contract and book reports. Please check your grades online often.
You are expected to turn in your assignments when they are due. If you have a justifiable reason for missing a due date, talk to your teacher BEFORE the due date to arrange a new due date. Assignments turned in part-way through the hour or later in the day are considered one-day late. Late assignments lose points:
Copying is wrong. If you copy or cheat on a test, you will receive a zero. If you copy on an assignment, you will receive a zero. If you plagiarize, you will receive an F on the assignment (and possibly an F for a final grade).
There will be no retaking of tests and quizzes.
Extra credit will be available; however, in order to get points for extra credit, you must have completed ALL of your required work.
Your semester final will be cumulative, so you will want to keep everything for studying purposes.