I have a zero tolerance policy for plagiarism. If work is found to be plagiarized from the internet, a peer, or any other source, the assignment will receive a permanent score of 0, and the student will be referred to his or her principal.
Make Up Work
Most assignments are due at the beginning of the class period and are immediately considered late if not submitted at that point.
Students have three class periods to submit late assignments for a score of up to a 70.
Late formative assignments will not be accepted after the due dates of correlating summative assignments have passed. An outline, for example, will not be accepted after its corresponding essay.
A student may elect to make up one formative assessment each grading period for a grade of up to a 100. Additional practice or tutoring may be required before a retake is permitted. Late work is exempt from this policy.
Because ample opportunities are provided for students to practice and prepare for summative assessments, they can not be made up. However, because editing, revision, and rewriting are inherent parts of the writing process, students may be offered opportunities to improve grades on summative writing assignments.
College and Career Readiness
AP English Language and Composition
A note about the gradebook...
If I have entered an "m" (missing) in the gradebook, I have not received the assignment from the student. A (highly unlikely) score of "0" indicates either an instance of academic plagiarism or a true score of 0/100 on an assignment that I have received.
If a student is absent, the assignment is due the class period immediately following the absence. Work that is not submitted due to an absence will receive an "m" (missing) in the gradebook. However, the "m" will be removed once the assignment is received.
Because I am extremely diligent in updating this website, I will expect students to have reviewed any missing lessons before they return to class.