Mr. Sherry's Lair
"The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives. "
Welcome to English!
The following policies apply to both courses I teach: English 11RH and Cinema.
Grading: Students will be graded in a variety of ways (quizzes, vocabulary assignments, class participation, journal entries, tests, and writing assignments.) Obviously tests and writing assignments will carry the most weight.
My grading system is straight percentage. Each assignment carries a particular value:
At the end of the quarter, the total number of points earned will be divided by the total number of points possible. For example, if there are 1000 points possible and the student has earned 890, his/her grade would be an 89% (890/1000). Students are encouraged to keep track of their own grades or they may see me from time to time.
Absences and Late Work: If a student is legally absent from class, all missed work must be turned in on the following day. In addition, it is the student's responsibility to make arrangements to make up missed work. Each day an assignment is late will incur the loss of 10 percentage points.
Extra Help: I am available every Tuesday and Thursday from 2:10-3:00 in room 209. Please use this time!