Mr. Albano's Class
September 2019/2020  Syllabus and Grading Policy

For information about how to make up past work or missed attendance, please see the "Independent Study for HD1 and HD2 Classes" page. This page will be in effect until the first day we return to school when to Corona Virus emergency has passed. All completed work should be e-mailed to the following address:

jalbano@pittsfield.net


         
 Syllabus for Human Development Grade 9

 

The objective of the Human Development curriculum for grade 9 is to enable students to make responsible and mature decisions about their own health throughout their lifetime. By providing a balance of knowledge and skills through a variety of activities and assignments, students will develop the curiosity and imagination necessary to understand how health issues affect them, their families and their community in an ever-changing society.

 

Students will analyze the impact of social, cultural, economic and environmental factors on health. The development of an understanding of health promotion, disease prevention and risk assessment will empower the student to protect and enhance their physical, emotional and social health.

 

The subject matter to be covered includes but is not limited to the following:

 

                        Conflict management

 

                        Bullying / Sexual harassment

 

                        Public service

 

                        Mental health

 

                        Physical activity/Fitness

 

                        Nutrition

 

                        Substance abuse

 

                        Relationships

 

                        Reproduction

 

                        Family life

 

 
        Syllabus for Human Development Grade 10

The objective of the Human Development curriculum for grade 10 is to enable students to make responsible and mature decisions about their own health throughout their lifetime. By providing a balance of knowledge and skills through a variety of activities and assignments, students will develop the curiosity and imagination necessary to understand how health issues affect them, their families and their community in an ever-changing society.

Students will analyze the impact of social, cultural, economic and environmental factors on health. The development of an understanding of health promotion, disease prevention and risk assessment will empower the student to protect and enhance their physical, emotional and social health. 


The subject matter to be covered includes but is not limited to the following:

    Conflict management

Bullying / Sexual harassment

HIV/AIDS

Communicable diseases

Non-communicable diseases

World health issues

Aging

Nutrition

Substance abuse

Relationships


                                           GRADING POLICY FOR HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

      GRADING

                  Tests 40%, Quiz 20%, Classwork 15%, Homework 15%, Attendance 10% 

                   NOTEBOOK

Students are expected to maintain a Human Development notebook. Notebooks should contain the daily class notes, graded class work, graded homework, graded quizzes, tests and any other handouts or work that has been returned to the student. This is the student’s official proof of work completed

                                                                          CLASS NOTES

Students are expected to take notes during class presentations. Students should copy the Date, Title, Learning Target and Do Now that are written on the classroom board at the start of each class. Any additional notes may be added to this same piece of paper.

                                                                          CLASS RULES

Students are expected to adhere to the class rules pertaining to classroom skills, class notes and the notebook as well as the rules that are stated below. Students are expected to adhere to the Student Code of Conduct.

 Students are expected to sit in their assigned seat, if they have one assigned to them. Students are not allowed to have hats, hoods, headbands or bandannas in the classroom. Students are not allowed to have food or drinks in the classroom. Students are allowed to have a water bottle in class. PEDs are not permitted for personal correspondence or game playing during instructional class time. Chewing gum is allowed.

Attendance - 10% of Quarter Grade

Student attendance will count for 10 percent of the overall quarter grade.  The number of daily points will be dependent upon how many times the class meets per marking quarter. To earn their attendance points students must:

1. Arrive on time of with a pass if they are tardy

2. Remain in class for the entire period or have a legal excuse to leave class.

3. Participate positively for the entire class period.

4. Attendance points will be forfeited for violations of classroom rules or Student Code of Conduct including cell phones and ear buds as per Pittsfield Public Schools Cell Phone Policy (PPS-09)

5. Students may not use or operate personal electronic devices or cell phones in any instructional space during the school day.  This includes earphones and buds.

                                                                      MAKE UP WORK

            Students are expected to ask the instructor about any work the student may have missed due to an absence from class.

Students are expected to turn in assignments on the due date(s) provided by the instructor.  Late assignments will be accepted without penalty for the duration of an academic unit (approximately 2-4 weeks). 

Any classwork, test or quiz not taken, because of an excused absence, may be made up during the students next scheduled class period or during the Personalization Period. No assignments will be given nor accepted for extra credit.