Welcome to Mr. Mathis' Class at Liberty Charter High School!



GRIT!


A major theme of this year will be grit! Grit is defined as striving and perseverance over the long term to complete a goal. We need to be gritty people this year and GET IT DONE!
Happy new school year! You can look below for some information, or you can click on the tabs above to shoot right over to your class; that's where you'll find information about what's going on in class, and about homework expectations!

Welcome to Liberty Charter High if this is your first year! Welcome back if you're returning as a senior! My name is Mr. Mathis, and I wear a few hats:I teach Senior English, Senior Exhibition, and Drama!

I am so EXCITED about the year that is facing us. Here are a few things to look forward to as we begin this year:
  • Drama class is now UC a-g approved, which means that it's no longer just a class for elective credits! I'm basing it off of a new texbook, and we are going to have a lot of fun getting an intro to all aspects of theatrical production, including the history of theater! I can't wait to get into drama and the theatrical arts with you, whether you already love theater, or are getting into it for the first time. We are going to have a lot of fun, and get a lot of growth done.

  • Our Standard and College Prep English 12 classes just got a brand new curriculum! It's seriously incredible. There is an online portion where you can access the entire textbook, audio versions of the text, supplemental information, videos, readings, and a lot of other resources to bring your education to the next level. This curriculum will bring our English instruction to the next level, and combines classic, canonical English texts with more recent ones. It'll be a blast! You can check it out at www.my.hrw.com

  • AP Literature and Composition is going to be fantastic! Over the last two years, I have learned a lot about how to design and run the class such that you will be even more prepared for the test this year. I was pleased and incredibly proud of my students last year. I can't wait to see what my new crop of AP students can do! We are going to do a lot of thinking, a LOT of reading, and a LOT of writing. Get ready

You can find me in R4 if you're looking for me! 

If you have any questions or concerns, don't hesitate to email me at tommy.mathis@lfcsinc.org. I am happy to help with anything at all you need!


  • Attendance in all classes for which a student is registered is an essential part of meeting the requirements to pass each course. Students will not receive credit for a registered course if they have more than 7 excused or unexcused absences within any one semester. Course absences can be made up by completing the missed course work through an independent contract provided the missed course work is completed within 2 weeks of the due date or by completing the missed course work during Saturday school.

  • Academic Integrity in all classes: All work must represent original work done by the student alone. Any work on an assignment that comes from someone else must include acknowledgment of that person’s contributions. Citations are a must. Cheating and plagiarism are serious offenses. At the first offense, the student will receive a zero and the office and parents will be notified. Subsequent consequences include suspension.

SEMESTER 1
Quarter 1, Progress Report #1 on 9/25. All work due by 9/22
Quarter 1, Progress Report #2 on 10/23. All work due by 10/20
Quarter 2, Progress Report #3 on 12/4. All work due by 12/1
End of Semester 1 grade on 1/22. All work due by 1/19, then complete finals.
SEMESTER 2
Quarter 3, Progress Report #4 on 2/26. All work due by 2/23
Quarter 3, Progress Report #5 on 4/9. All work due by 3/29
Quarter 4, Progress Report #6 on 5/14. All work due by 5/11
End of Semester grade on 6/22. All work due by 6/20, then complete finals.