The Karadimos Classroom Constitution

 

Educational Credo

You have the right to: attend classes, participate in all school related activities, be proactive in order to help you and others be successful learners and assist in the educational process.

 

Articles

Article 1: You have the right to be graded fairly. Grades will be determined by using the systems and scales outlined below.

Grading System

Assessment

Weight

Frequency

Additional Information

Tests

40%

~1/two weeks

No surprises! Based on the work we do.

Assignments

20%

1/day

Requires name, page # and neatness.

Quizzes

20%

~1/week

Pre-tests designed to improve your ability.

Notes

10%

~1/two weeks

A daily activity (attendance dependent).

Special

10%

1/semester

See http://mathguide.com/projects/.

Grading Scale

A

100-90%

B

89-80%

C

79-70%

D

69-60%

E

< 60%

Semester Grades

Length

Points

Quarter

400

Quarter

400

Final

200

Total

1000

Article 2: You have the right to be tutored by me or my substitute before or after school. I will be located in 240 or 240-0 (right across the hall from 243).  My e-mail address is karadimos@mathguide.com.

Article 3: You have the right to visit the bathroom once during class per semester. The second visit will be matched, minute for minute, during detention.  The third visit will be a double the time in detention, and so on.  Students who do not use the bathroom will receive 10 extra credit points for the semester.

Article 4: You have the right to do extra credit as it is assigned by Mr. Karadimos or his substitute. Ideas for extra credit assignments may be proposed to Mr. Karadimos outside of class.

Article 5: You have a right to a challenging education that will be protected. Therefore, the following procedures will be adopted and implemented by Mr. Karadimos or his substitute:

  1. Absences: Morton District 201 has a 10-day drop policy that will be closely enforced. Being absent will obviously negatively affect your grade.
  2. Tardies: Defined as not being in one's assigned seat when the beginning bell rings. The first detention will result with a warning.  The second detention will be a 15-minute detention.  The Dean's Office will handle all other tardies.
  3. Inappropriate Behavior: Any action that is in direct opposition to The Educational Credo will warrant warnings, detentions, parent conferences, and/or referrals to the Deanís Office, strictly at the discretion of Mr. Karadimos or his substitute.

Article 6: You have the right to examine this constitution. A copy will be given to you, posted in the classroom, and posted on the Internet at http://www.mathguide.com/mk/iframe/constitution.html

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Article 7: You have a right to appeal all decisions made by Mr. Karadimos or his substitute to the proper higher authorities.  However, disputes should first be aired to Mr. Karadimos before/after school or before/after class, so as not to interfere with anyone elseís education.

Article 8: You will be afforded as much notice in advance as possible concerning amendments (changes) to this Constitution.