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    Course Competencies/ Learning Objectives
    Students who successfully complete English IV will be competent in the following areas:
    ● Students will be able to identify the historical, cultural, and social influences of authors in British history.
    ● Students will be able to evaluate the history of the English written language.
    ● Students will be able to comprehend and analyze major works in British literature.
    ● Students will be able to produce academic writing using proper research and documentation skills.



    Student Evaluation
    The grading system for English IV is as follows:


    Research Project (semester-long)-35%

    Tests, Quizzes, Classwork-35%

    Attendance & Class Participation-20% (school wide)

    Homework -10% (school wide)
     

    The above areas will be used as the basis for 80% of your grade per semester. The midterm and/or final exam will constitute the remaining 20% of your grade per semester.



    Attendance Policy
    Regular and prompt class attendance is an essential part of the educational experience. Academy Park High School expects students to exercise good judgment regarding attendance and absences. Students will accept full responsibility for ensuring their work does not suffer because of absences. All students are expected to attend every scheduled class on time. Exceptions may be made for illness and valid emergencies.


    Classroom Expectations
    1. Arrive on time to class. Unexcused lateness may result in detention and/or negative impact on grade.
    2. Come prepared to class with all relevant materials (writing utensil, notebook, texts, etc.)
    3. Late work will not be accepted unless it is a result of an excused absence.
    4. No food or drink.
    5. Cell phones/ipods/ other personal items are not permitted. Use of these items may result in confiscation or other disciplinary action.
    6. Be respectful (of others, your surroundings, and yourself!)

    Additional Class Requirements
    ● Students will be required to complete mandatory reading outside of class.
    ● All English IV students must complete and pass the research project to earn a passing grade in English IV.
    ● All students are responsible for having summer reading assignments completed. This counts as part of the 1st MP grade.
    ● All students are responsible for the care of borrowed materials (novels, textbooks, etc.) Fines will be administered for lost/stolen/damaged items.

    Plagiarism, Cheating, and Academic Integrity
    Plagiarism is the practice of copying words, sentences, images, or ideas for use in written or oral assessments without giving proper credit to the source. Cheating is defined as the giving or receiving of illegal help on anything that has been determined by the teacher to be an individual effort. Both are considered serious offenses and will significantly affect your course grade. Please refer to the Student Code of Conduct booklet for additional information.
    *Please see attached APHS Plagiarism Policy that must be signed by all students and parents/guardians