Rules and Expectations
Keys to Success
Preview of Freshman English
Making the Grade
Suggs' Links to Fabulosity
Rules for Special People!
In addition to the regular classroom rules and expectations, I
hold Honors and College Prep students to higher standards. These rules will also
apply to you.
Demonstrate a positive attitude toward school in general and
this class in particular. If you don't feel it, fake it!
Treat the instructor, guests, substitute teachers, and fellow
students with courtesy. This means listening whenever another person is
speaking. NO TALKING WHEN I AM TALKING PLEASE.
Body language should indicate attentiveness and willingness to
work. (no heads on desks)
Questions on content and process, when expressed courteously
are always appropriate. Questions of a personal nature relating to grades,
behavior, or personal needs are private conversations between the student and
the teacher. They should be conducted privately during work periods or outside
Be in your seat with books, assignments, notes, writing
instruments, etc., when the bell rings. Pay attention to the board for
assignments to start class.
If you are tardy, quietly sign. Your reasons for being tardy
are not class business.
Forgetting books, pencils, notes, etc., is a normal,
understandable accident if it occurs one or twice in a semester. Forgetting
such materials frequently indicates a lack of personal maturity. I do NOT
need to know about it, and you will need to cope with it.
If you complete an assignment in pencil, place the assignment
in the TO BE CORRECTED folder for your class.
Your textbook must be cared for appropriately. Having a copy
of someone else's text is inappropriate behavior.