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Live Work: HOW DO I BECOME A KNOWN

Teacher Contact MHS


Live work will include a PROFESSIONAL ADOBE
variety of tasks such as
ILLUSTRATOR? As an “adAs Graphics & Design Dept.
GRAPHICS
digital file preparation,
image editing, file out- Industry Certification:
PrintED is administered by the Graphic McEachern High School
put, bindery, cost-cal-
Arts Education and Research Foundation 2400 New Macland Road
culating/estimating, and
(GAERF), and is a national certification Powder Springs, GA 30127
clean up. Jobs will be
process based on industry standards for Location: CT 108 GRAPHIC DESIGN
receipted through the
school’s live work ac- high school graphics courses.
email: alicia.baynes@cobbk12.org
&
count.
McEachern High School can issue GAERF Phone: 770-222-3710 x235
Fax: 770-222-3712
PRODUCTION:
student certificates in the following 3
Portfolio: areas: THE SYLLABUS
•Portfolios should include •INTRODUCTION TO GRAPHIC COMMUNICATIONS
any project examples, live •GRAPHIC DESIGN
work, sketches, writing sam- Class Blog/Website:
•SCREEN PRINTING McEachern Graphic Design …
ples, etc.
•The portfolio must be neat, www.mceacherngraphics.weebly.com
The following requirements must be met in
clean, and presented in a order to earn a
professional manner. certificate:
•The portfolio will be grad- 1. Mastery of 80% of the identified
ed every semester. skills
Edmodo: www.edmodo.com
•A grading rubric will be 2. Maintain an 85 or above average
provided before each portfo- in Graphic Communications
lio evaluation. 3. Complete a minimum of 3 semes- Class Quiz &
As an “avanced” student in ters
Graphics you have an opportu- 4. Pass an End-of-Pathway Exam
Review Site:
nity to continue the devel-
opment of your introductory Student Benefits Quia - www.quia.com/profiles/
skills. By taking this course abaynes
•Equivalent of 6 months on-
again, you have accepted that
you are responsible, moti-
the-job training
vated, and interested in •Increased placement opportu-
this field. You should have nities Cloud Storage:
the initiative and desire to •Focused curriculum
learn through practice; and
•Pride in Dropbox: www.dropbox.com
will take this chance and use
it to benefit you and your
accomplishments
future. •National credentials OneDrive: https://one-
Another opportunity •Transfer of credit hours to drive.live.com/about/en-us/
that you have is to be cre- colleges and technical business/
ative, use your imagination schools through articulation agree- Used for backup of student
and use your own ideas. There files
ments
are many resources in our
lab, and outside of school in
your daily activities, for For more information visit http://www.
you to use in order to help gaerf.org/PrintED.aspx Remind:
you create and form ideas for Text @mrsbaynes to 81010 to
your projects. However, it receive updates and reminders
takes motivation and a desire
to do well on your part.
I CAN TEACH YOU THE SKILL,
BUT I CAN’T CREATE YOUR IDEAS
FOR YOU!
WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW TO BE SUCCESSFUL? HOW WILL I BE GRADED AND WHAT ON?
PROCEDURES: CLASSROOM REQUIREMENTS GRADING POLICY INFORMATION:
1.ALWAYS practice safe work habits. If you UNITS OF STUDY
are found to be working in an unsafe manner •STAY ON TASK / USE TIME WISELY Unit 1 | Digital File
•COMPLETE & TURN IN PROJECTS ON Employability Preparation (evaluat- Preparation
there must be a remediation of the entire ed weekly) 10%
safety unit for this course. Absolutely NO TIME
•BE RESPONSIBLE, DEPENDABLE, & Assesses career preparation, time Unit 2 | Color Theory
HORSEPLAY!
2.Eating and drinking is NOT permitted in the TRUSTWORTHY on task, cleaning work areas, and
•BE A ROLE MODEL FOR EACH OTHER general work ethics Unit 3 | Production & Output
lab.
3.You are expected to be on time. •ABIDE BY CLASS RULES “Dress for Success” now counts as
•ABIDE BY SAFETY RULES Unit 4 | Branding & Corporate
4.ALWAYS take care of classroom materials, extra credit I dentity
furniture, and school property. •HELP KEEP ALL LAB AREAS CLEAN Classwork 20%
5.ALWAYS RESPECT others and their property. •BE A VOLUNTEER WHEN NEEDED Consists of assignments given during
6.Do your OWN work and be productive. •BE A HELPER TO EACH OTHER AND THE Unit 5 | Employability
class such as daily work, small Preparation
7.LISTEN during instructions and demonstra- TEACHER
projects, vocabulary, and tickets-
tions so your projects will look their best! out-the-door.
8.STAY CREATIVE!
Major Projects & Exams 45%
WHAT IF I DISOBEY THE Includes written/performance tests and
Attendance: 5 POINT
Your attendance at school is very important. RULES? major project grades. Each project
grade is derived from a combination Grading Rubric
When you are not in school you cannot keep up Consequences:
with your program of student. In Graphics, it If anyone abuse privileges in of project completion, craftsmanship, 5 = Exemplary/Exceeds
is not possible to take equipment and supplies this classroom i.e. naming creativity/design, use of typography, 4 = Accomplished
home; therefore, try to be at school every day files inappropriate names, and the ability to follow directions. 3 = Promising
in order to keep up with assignments and proj- inappropriate projects/sub- Students’ willingness to correct 2 = Developing
ects. jects or internet searches, 1 = Beginning
identified weaknesses will provide
abusing equipment, promoting opportunities for grade improvement. 0 = No Evidence
unsafe situations, or if you
choose to use this class as Mid-Term Exam 5% Project point values will vary
WHAT DOI NEED wasted time…YOU WILL NOT BE Final Exam 20%
THROUGHOUT THE CLASS? ALLOWED TO CONTINUE IN THE Assesses cumulative information for
the entire year that includes a Synergy (gradebook)
LAB IN ANY WAY!
M/Z=missing assignment can still
Class Supplies: A parent/guardian will be written exam, a performance exam, and be turned in or reassessed
Required: contacted and you will be a portfolio. 0=not attempted, refused to com-
assigned bookwork for the
Recommended/Optional: plete, or deadline has passed
rest of the semester
•USB flash drive (at least (Cheating will result in a zero)
8GB) •(1) 1” ring
notebook Articulation
An articulation agreement has been
HOW DO I SHOW MY SKILLS?
•pencils & pens
•10-15 sheet protectors established between McEachern High School Projects:
and the Art Institute of Atlanta in the •A project list/course outline will be provided.
•T-shirts (minimum of 1) •Due Dates will be posted
•Sharpie markers area of Graphic Communications. The
•Late projects will be graded accordingly and at the
articulation agreements allow students discretion of the teacher.
•Sketch book in the Graphic Communications program Projects should not be late except in the case of excused absences.
•Colored pencils to transfer credit hours to the college. The ability to meet deadlines is an important trait to be successful in this
•hoodie/sweatshirt The student must meet the required course industry in the future.
•additional t-shirts for competencies and receive at least a grade •You can and probably will complete more projects than the minimum assigned.
of 85 in the course to transfer credit to All projects need to be turned in for a grade before taking them from this
practice
the schools. Upon graduation, the stu- lab.
dent must enroll at one of the colleges
Books & Resources:
REMEMBER…PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT!
within one academic year of that gradua-
Classroom sets of textbooks Using skills repeatedly helps you become better.
tion date. All articulated courses will
are provided for use during
be exempt from fees.
class