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Government Syllabus

Instructor: Mr. Gregg Schmidt

Contact Info: Please contact me by using the following e-mail address: (I want to assist you whenever possible!)

Course Description: This course will enable you to better understand the intentions of our founding fathers, the creation and importance of the Constitution, and how government impacts us today. We will strive to understand the delicate balance the government tries to maintain between promoting Freedom, Order, and Equality. Your input is essential in this class! Share your ideas.

Grading: Grades will be based on the total number of points you have earned divided by the total points offered for one nine weeks period, which will equal your percentage.
Example of a possible percentage/letter grade scale:
100-92 = A, 91-83 = B, 82-74 = C, 73-65=D, 64% and below = F
(+ and - will be assessed)

Late Work: I will not accept school work that is one day late without a good excuse. Consistently trying to turn in late work will earn you a zero.

Unexcused absence(s): If you decide to skip class or school, you will not be allowed to make-up any missed assignments or tests. You will earn a zero for the day!

Excused absence(s): You are responsible for asking other students about possible assignments you may have missed and the dates the assignments are due. I will not remind you to hand in your work, so be responsible!

Sleeping in class: If you can not stay awake in class, you will be asked to leave the room and report to the office. Do not be disrespectful!

Books and notebooks: Always bring your book and notebook to class. Please be careful not to lose or damage your books because I am obligated to ask you to pay for them.

Attendance: Please be seated by the time the bell rings. Stay in your seats until the bell rings or I excuse you.

Classroom Expectations
1. Please participate (This is essential in order to make this course interesting)
2. Respect others
3. Be kind
4. Be responsible

What you can expect from me: As a teacher, it is my job to guide you during your high school education. I am always open to suggestions and I am willing to assist you whenever possible. Please do not be afraid to ask for extra help, ask questions, or give suggestions. Remember, participation is extremely important. We will learn together!

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