ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTSDepartment LeaderEnglish 9 HonorsBeginning CompositionEnglish 10Beginning CompositionPatrick CreanBeginning CompositionHonors English 10Science Fiction as LiteratureEnglish 11Science Fiction as LiteratureAP English LanguageBeginning CompositionKat KellyEnglish FoundationsEnglish 9Speech & Debate 1&2English FoundationsAP English LiteratureSAT PrepEnglish 11ERWC English 12Christina RaeHonors English 9Drama 1, 2, 3, 4ERWC English 12Integrated Honors English 10ERWC English 12Laura O'BrienEnglish 9Beginning CompostionJessie StorrsEnglish 10English 9Brittany ShapleyEnglish 11English 10Brianna WillisERWC English 12Beginning Composition
Vista del Lago High School
The English Langue Arts Department at Vista del Lago High School fully endorses and complies with the school-wide Assessment and Grading Policy. The following items are specific to the English Department, and will be the standard for all English courses at Vista del Lago High School:
Extra Credit: No extra credit will be offered.
Failing Work: Students will be given two (2) opportunities per term to resubmit an essay for reevaluation. Students must use a resubmission form, and must submit the essay at least one week prior to the end of the grading period (midterm or final exam).
A+ = >100% B+ = 88 - 89% C+ = 78 – 79% D+ = 68 - 69% F = <60%
A = 93 – 99% B = 83 – 87% C = 73 – 77% D = 63 – 67%
A- = 90 – 92% B- = 80 – 82% C- = 70 – 72% D- = 60%
Missing or Late Work: Students may hand in any missing or late work within a unit of study (as determined by the teacher, but standardized for synonymous courses), for 50% credit. Students who are absent on the day of a test must make up the test the day they return to school.
Retakes and Revisions: Students may revise a minimum of two major essays per term provided they complete all prewriting and formative activities for the essay. Feedback (both peer and teacher) will be provided to students throughout the writing process prior to the final draft due date. Conditions of revisions will be determined by the individual teacher but will be copacetic in synonymous courses. Students will be allowed to retake summative tests (excluding midterms and final exams).
Group Projects: When participating in a group project, students will be graded individually and we will be evaluated based on their own work within the group. No group grade or average score will be used to determine an individual student’s grade on a group project. In the event that a student wishes to raise a grade on a project score, a retake assignment (essay) will be provided.