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Georgia Standards of Excellence

Algebra 1 Syllabus
Prerequisite: 8th Grade Mathematics

Teacher: Ms. Brianna Daniels Room: 9119


E-mail: brianna.daniels@atlanta.k12.ga.us

Tutorial Day: Mondays, 4:00 – 5:00

Remind 101 Class Code: @msbdalg1


Class Website: http://briannadanielsnahs.weebly.com

Teacher: Pam Levett (2B ONLY)


Email: pamela.levett1@atlanta.k12.ga.us
Classroom: 7106

Teacher: Dr. Maddox (3A ONLY)


Email: rimma.maddox@atlanta.k12.ga.us
Classroom: 4114A (4118 inside of 4114)

As a stakeholder (parent and student) of North Atlanta High School, I will adhere to
the academic honesty policy provided in the handbook and consistently and frequency
monitor Infinite Campus for attendance and academic performance.

Textbook
The textbook listed below can be checked out upon request as a supplement to this course. It is
not required and no work will be assigned from the text. Replacement cost: $88.98

Textbook: Glencoe Algebra 1, McGraw Hill Education, 2014. ISBN: 0-07-663923-1

In addition:
An online copy of the textbook listed above is available to your student through My Backpack

Materials (required)
 Paper  Spiral Notebook
 Graph Paper  Calculator
 Pencils o Graphing Calculator,
 Pencil Pouch preferred (TI-84 any version)
 Colored Pencils o Scientific Calculator
 3” Binder** (TI-36X Pro)
 Dividers (8)
**Students are required to keep a binder, organized by units in chronological order.
Note-taking and organization are essential skills to college and career readiness.
Students WILL HAVE random notebook checks, so students must bring their binders to
class every day.

Course Overview:
Algebra 1 is the first course in a sequence of three required high school courses
designed to ensure career and college readiness. The course represents a discrete
study of algebra with correlated statistics applications. Teaching and learning will
focus on the following mathematical concepts (units):
Unit 1 Unit 2 Unit 3 Unit 4 Unit 5 Unit 6
Relationships Reasoning Modeling Modeling
Comparing
between with Linear and and
and Describing
Quantities Equations Analyzing Analyzing
Contrasting Data
and and Quadratic Exponential
Functions
Expressions Inequalities Functions Functions
https://www.georgiastandards.org/Georgia-Standards/Frameworks/Algebra-I-Curriculum-
Map.pdf

Georgia Milestones EOC (End of Course) Assessment: In May 2020, each student will
complete the Georgia Milestones EOC assessment to determine if he/she meets the
standards outlined for Algebra 1. The score earned on this assessment is 20% of the
course grade.

MYP Information
This course is part of the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme at North Atlanta High School which
aims to help IBMYP learners to become inquirers, knowledgeable, thinkers, communicators, principled, open-
minded, caring, risk-takers, balanced, and reflective. The learning experiences will allow students to gain analytical
skills to promote informed decision-making, engage in teamwork and collaboration, frame their own inquiries,
pursue personal aspirations, set challenging goals and have persistence to achieve them. Students will work
towards a deepening of their conceptual understanding as they approach concepts from a range of perspectives. As
concepts are studied throughout the year, the following global contexts will be in constant consideration: identities
and relationships, orientation in time and space, fairness and development, globalization and sustainability,
scientific and technical innovation, and personal and cultural expression. IBMYP Assessments aim to support and
courage student learning by providing feedback and promoting deep understanding of subject content by
supporting students in their inquiry in real-world contexts. Specific assessment criteria with subject objectives will
be provided. A year-long IBMYP personal project accompanied by a journal is to be produced at the end of the 10th
grade year. The personal project enables students to engage in practical exploration through a cycle of inquiry,
action, and reflection. Timelines and descriptions of tasks will be provided. Students will be assessed on a 0-7 IB
scale in order to receive an IB grade at the end of the course. The IB grade will not affect students’ transcript grades
and it is for IB reporting purposes only.
Grading Policy:
*All assignments should be completed in pencil and written legibly.*

A. Assignment Categories:
Summative Assessments 45%
Common Assessments, Unit Tests, Midterm Exam, Major Assignments, Projects,
Quizzes
Formative Assessments 45%
Homework, Classwork, Minor Assignments, Quizzes, Notebook Checks
Final Exam 10%

B. APS Grading Scale:


A 90-100 B 80-89 C 70-79 F 0-69
APS policy requires the classroom teacher to give a deficiency notice to a
student whose average is 74 or below at any time during the term.
o When a deficiency is issued, it is the responsibility of the student to sign
the deficiency and take it home to be signed by the parent or guardian.
o Students who receive a grade below ‘C’ as a final semester grade
without receiving a deficiency notice may petition for a grade change
o Students can petition for a grade change no later than the last day of
the following semester.

C. Conduct
A - Excellent: Sets an example for others to follow; demonstrates desired
behaviors
B - Above Average: Consistently demonstrates satisfactory conduct
C - Average: Demonstrates conduct that needs improvement in some areas
F - Unacceptable: Seldom demonstrates desired behaviors and/or disrupts
instructional program

MAKING UP MISSED ASSIGNMENTS


It is the students’ and parents’ responsibility to make arrangements for make-up
work due to absences. Students should check the assignment calendar located on
the website and/or missing work crate upon return to class handouts. Students
should complete and submit missing work ASAP. Failure to comply with this
procedure will result in a grade of zero (0) being given for all graded assignments
missed during the absence.
LATE WORK
It is important that all students turn in assignments on time. Many assignments build
upon each other and missing work can result in gaps in the student’s understanding of
the course material.

CLASSROOM EXPECTATIONS
1. Be Prepared and on Time. Be in your seat with all your supplies ready to learn
when the bell rings.

2. Manage Time Wisely. There will NO PASSES OUT! Please utilize time between
classes to use restroom, etc.

3. Take Pride in Your Work. Be proud of what you accomplish, work hard, and do
your best work - all with a positive attitude. Also – always exercise academic
honesty and DO YOUR OWN WORK!

4. Challenge Yourself. Don’t give up when the work is difficult. Willingly attempt
to understand and solve all problems.

5. Be a Team Player. Work together towards success for every member of our class.
Please offer assistance to those who need it and do not be afraid to ask for help.

6. Be Kind and Courteous. Negative comments, put-downs, and talking while


someone is speaking will not be tolerated. Demonstrate respect for yourself and
others.

7. Leave all food and drinks outside the classroom. Only water in a clear container
will be allowed in the classroom.

8. Turn off electronic devices. There will be NO USE OF CELLPHONES during class.
Electronic devices should be stored safely away at all times, not to be seen or
heard.

 1st offense – Warning and phone confiscated until end of class period.
 2nd offense – Parental Contact and phone confiscated until the end of class period.
 3rd offense – Discipline referral, phone confiscated and submitted to administrator.

9. Abide by all the policies outlined in the North Atlanta Student Handbook.
Hello Parents,
As the instructor, I plan to facilitate an active learning environment in which
students feel free to participate, express their ideas and take academic risks. The
expectation is for each student to come prepared and eager to learn. Guiding
students with thought-provoking, open-ended questions and real-world applications, I
will assess student learning to enhance the learning experience and ultimately,
increase student achievement. I look forward to an exciting, academically
challenging, and productive 2019-2020 school year.
Progress reports will be sent home for all students at the midpoint of each nine
weeks. This is to inform of your child’s status so the appropriate actions can be taken
for the student to improve. Also, I ask that you take advantage of our online
resources. Please use my website http://briannadanielsnahs.weebly.com
I also encourage parents, as well as students, to join Remind 101 for reminders about
assignments and activities.
Join Remind by
1. texting @msbdalg1 to 81010, or by
2. downloading the free app (recommended) and entering the class code @dansalg1.
Additionally, the school system provides Infinite Campus, an online grade book where
you can view your child’s assignments, grades, and attendance. These resources are
made available as a means for you to become actively involved your child’s
education.
Please sign the syllabus acknowledgement page indicating that you have read
and understand all of the classroom rules, policies, procedures, and course guideline
for GSE Algebra 1. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at the
school, 404.802.4700 or by e-mail at brianna.daniels@atlanta.k12.ga.us.

Sincerely,

Brianna Daniels
Mathematics Instructor
Student Name____________________________________________ Period _____

Syllabus Acknowledgement Page


Please sign below to indicate that you have read the syllabus and understand the
classroom rules, policies, procedures, and course guidelines. By signing below you are
also indicating that as a stakeholder (parent and student) of North Atlanta High
School, you will adhere to the academic honesty policy provided in the handbook and
consistently and frequency monitor Infinite Campus for attendance and academic
performance.

Please note that the course syllabus will be available on the class website and google
classroom for the duration of the school year.

Parents, in addition to signing to indicate you have also read and understand the
course syllabus, please provide your contact information. Also, feel free to provide
any comments and/or express concerns in the space provided.

Student Signature: ____________________________________________ Date ________

Parent/Guardian Name (Print): _______________________________________________

Parent/Guardian Signature: _____________________________________ Date _______

Parent Phone:______________________________________________________________

Parent Email:______________________________________________________________

Comments:________________________________________________________________

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