Economics Syllabus



Course Description: This course provides an in depth look at the different economic systems, teaches our economic system, and how business operate within it to provide the goods and services we use.  This course will also help students understand basic economic principles in order to help them make sound economic choices in life.


Classroom Policy: The following items must be brought to class daily: Text book, workbook, notebook, folder or binder for portfolio work and laptop.  Once class begins you may not return to your locker.  Being unprepared for class affects your class participation grade.


Homework:  Students learn by doing, therefore homework is a necessary part of learning.  Homework will be checked and is due when class meets. 


Quizzes and Tests:  There will be usually be a quiz at the end of each chapter.  There will be a test at the end of each unit.  It will be based on homework and its applications.  The portfolio term paper will count as a test. 


Grading: The quarter grade will be determined as 40% of test average, 30% of quiz average, 10% homework and 20% classwork/participation grade. Research class assignments will count as homework assignments.  One quiz each quarter will be dropped.


Absence:  It is your responsibility to get class notes and HW missed.  Homework needs to be shown to me for credit.  If you miss a quiz or test, it is your responsibility to see me to schedule a makeup during your lunch, free period or after school.  Make up tests and quizzes MUST made up within a week of returning to school.  After one week you will lose 5 points per day.


Extra Help:  Extra help is available after school at a location to be announced.  Probably room 121 or 122.


Exam exemption:   If it is an approved senior privilege, seniors with an average of at least an 86 will be exempt from the final exam.


Academic Honesty:  A studentís performance on homework, quizzes and tests should be a clear indication of her understanding of the material.  Academic dishonesty is considered a serious matter and will be dealt with by the teacher and must be reported to the principal.