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Syllabi and Class Rules

Syllabi and class rules
Welcome!  My syllabi and class rules are attached as documents below.  You will need Adobe Acrobat or another PDF viewer to see them.  Basically, my intention for my classes is to maximize the students' educational experience.  

My Number One Rule is LISTENING.  This is how we learned our first language: listening to the people in our world.  To learn a second language, we have to do everything we can do to eliminate distractions and focus on the sounds and meanings of our new language, Spanish. 

My first goal is for students to learn to speak and understand Spanish.  The classes are designed to be communicative and practical.

My second goal is for my students to make a smooth transition to higher education.  Taking notes, turning in homework complete and on time, being ready to learn when the bell rings, becoming life-long learners, and learning self-discipline are the keys to academic success and self-sufficiency.  Sometimes this means learning a few hard life lessons along the way.  I'm hoping that my students learn them now, while the stakes are still relatively low, so that they can be successful later on in whatever they choose as a career.

I am always ready to listen to your comments and concerns!

Grading Scale



Mastery:  Superior academic performance through evidence of in-depth understanding and demonstration of skill/standard.


Exceeds:  Consistently meets and sometimes exceeds the basic skill/standard and has a complete understanding, and can demonstrate the skill/standard.


Proficient:  Meets the standard with basic knowledge and demonstration.  Some errors may be present.


Not Yet Proficient:  Working towards proficiency.  Occasional demonstration of skill/standard.


Insufficient Evidence:  Limited or very low achievement of the grade level standards/expectations.  Proficiency cannot be determined due to missing practice work and assessments.

Carrie McPeak,
Aug 31, 2017, 2:21 PM
Carrie McPeak,
Aug 27, 2018, 7:37 AM