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Career Based Intervention

Instructor: Todd Nicodemus
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Phone: 440-746-8336
Todd Nicodemus
Welcome to the Success Academy. Mr. Nicodemus teaches the Career Based Intervention portion of the academy. He has been teaching for more than 20 years. He currently owns two businesses and is retired from the Ohio Army National Guard. He uses these real world experiences and hands-on activities to provide students with the skills they need to be successful throughout high school as well as in their choice of careers. 

Course Syllabus

Success Academy Syllabus, 2019-2020

Cuyahoga Valley Career Center


Instructor: Mr. Todd Nicodemus                  Office: Tech II Up

Phone: (440) 746 – 8336                               Email: [email protected]


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 job/career.

Throughout the 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 and/or a black zip-up hooded sweatshirt..  These are included in you class fees of $55.00.


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.

                        30% - Tests and quizzes as well as larger projects will be entered here.





Excessive 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.







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.


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 21, 2019

 Dear Parent(s):

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 welcome. 

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 TBD.

 Thank you,

Todd Nicodemus


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Student’s Name:__________________________  

Parent/Guardian Name(s): ________________________________________________

 Phone number(s) where you may be reached: ___________________________

 Parent Email: _______________________________________________________

 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.

Student Signature:___________________________________    Date:______________

Parent Signature:____________________________________    Date:______________

The entire student population at CVCC in in a uniform appropriate for their class. The Success Academy will be wearing a grey polo shirt and/or a black zip-up hooded sweatshirt..  These are included in you class fees of $55.00.

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