Success Academy Syllabus,
Cuyahoga Valley Career
Instructor: Mr. Todd Nicodemus Office: Tech II Up
Phone: (440) 746 – 8336 Email: email@example.com
The course will
cover topics to include Social and Emotional Skills, Postsecondary and Career
Preparation, Financial Literacy, Information, Media and Technological Literacy,
Health and Wellness Literacy, Business Readiness Skills, Ethics and Legal
Practices, Safety, Communication Skills, Customer Service, Economics,
Entrepreneurial Concepts, and Problem Solving and Critical Thinking, Emphasis
will be placed on the topics within standards that focus on attaining a
year this class time will also be used to monitor, remediate, and counsel
students to support them as they progress through high school.
Various resources will be used throughout the year to
include, articles, videos, textbooks, and the internet.
It is each student’s responsibility to come to class prepared. In addition to being in proper uniform, I expect the following items to be brought to class each day.
Pass Book, Paper, pencil, 3-ring binder
(located in file cabinet in our classroom).
The entire student population at CVCC in in a uniform appropriate
for their class. The Success Academy will be wearing a grey polo shirt. These are purchased through the school for
$20.00 each or 3 for $55.00.
As the temperature changes, CVCC sells a hooded sweatshirt
as well which can be purchased in the school store. They typically run about
$40-$50. In order to lower the costs, you can purchase a plain a plain black
zip-up hooded sweatshirt at Wal-Mart, Target, etc. I have seen these as low as
$10-$15. I will have a CVCC logo put on
it when the student brings in the shirt.
Your grade in this class will be made up of the following:
70% - Employability, Attendance, Classwork, Preparedness – Students will
receive a grade daily in this
class. Grades may cover class
assignments, use of time for intervention/exploration, time to work on
assignments, class participation or class projects. If the work done in class
cannot be made up on an individual basis outside of class, you can complete an
alternate assignment found on classroom in order to capture the missed points.
- Tests and quizzes as well as larger
projects will be entered here.
absences will result in failure of the course.
A valid excuse is required before any make-up work will be
accepted. Refer to your handbook for
official attendance policies.
MAKING UP MISSING ASSIGNMENTS
Classwork is not given to
keep you busy. It is assigned so you the
student can practice concepts that will enable you to find success. I use the
following guidelines when evaluating late assignments.
- ISR is not an excuse for not completing assignments. It is your
responsibility to get your assignments prior to spending time in ISR. The best way to fix this is by not being
there in the first place.
- Each day absent allows for a day to make up the missed work. However, it would be to your advantage
to make up the work immediately in order to catch back up.
CLASS ROOM POLICIES
I adhere to the board
approved policies located in your student handbook.
Daily requirements are
student handbook (Students must have their student handbook with them to
utilize a pass.), uniform, and writing utensil. Students not having
these items will have their daily grade (Employability) reduced by half.
I do not allow the use of
cell phones in my class at any time. I
do not want to see them out or being used. If there is a need for a parent
phone call, they can contact my room directly or you can use the phone to call
out. If I do see them out, your daily grade will be reduced by half. I treat my classroom as a work environment.
Cell phones are not allowed.
August 20, 2018
Please feel free to call or email me with any questions/concerns you may have during the school year. You will also be able to monitor your son or daughter’s grades through Progress Book. Additionally, I will be sending progress reports home throughout the year that will require your signature.
My goal, with your help, is for every
student to be successful and to pass this course. If we; student, teacher and parent, can make
a commitment to work together than this will be an obtainable goal. Your questions and comments are always
Please fill out, sign and return the
bottom portion of this page to acknowledge that you have received this
information and are aware of the policies and expectations of this course. Please return to me with your son/daughter by
Phone number(s) where you may be
I have read and discussed
the classroom procedures with my son/daughter, and understand the grading
policy, classroom rules, assignment procedure, and other information provided
on the syllabus.