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Mr. Peter Zamora » 2010-2011 Syllabus

2010-2011 Syllabus

Huntington Park College Ready Academy High School
2071 Saturn Ave., Huntington Park, CA 90255
(323) 923-1588  Fax (323) 923-1589

Instructor: Mr. Zamora Room: 233 E-mail:

CAHSEE Preparation – Grade 10

Class Description

This course will be designed to address student’s different levels of English and Math skills. Students will be assessed and provide with ways to meet their English skill and Math skill gaps. Students requiring more rigorous remediation are quickly identified so teachers and administrators can direct their remediation resources to those students who need it most.

This will be a challenging course and will prepare you to successfully pass the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) which will take place on March 8th- 9th, 2011. Our Goal is to have 100% of 10th graders to pass with a level of “proficient” or “advanced”. We are going to be working hard every day, so come ready to work!

Kaplan Foundations CAHSEE English-Language Arts Module I-II (2006), Kaplan Inc.
Kaplan Foundations CAHSEE Mathematics Module I-IV (2006), Kaplan Inc.
Revolution: CAHSEE Math & English Language Arts (2008), Revolution Prep, LLC.

Supplies needed Everyday
3-ring binder with loose leaf paper. DUE Wednesday, September 8th.
Compositions Notebook DUE Wednesday, September 8th.
Blue or Black Pens
Red Pens
The class will be divided into two sections; English Language Arts will take place Mon./Tue. & Thurs/Fri. Mathematics will take place Wednesday.

Units of Study

Math 20% instruction
1. Geometry
2. Measurement
3. Mathematical Reasoning
4. Number Sense
5. Statistics, Data Analysis, and Probability
6. Algebra and Functions
7. Algebra
8. Geometry Review

English Language Arts 80% Instruction
1. Word Analysis
2. Reading Comprehension
3. Literary Response and Analysis
4. Writing Strategies
5. Writing Conventions
6. Writing Applications

Typical Class schedule
1. Do Now
2. Direct Instruction (Note in composition book)
3. Independent Practice or group work
4. Exit Slip

Major assessments
1. Unit Projects (Ex: papers, presentations, and tests)
2. Benchmark Exams
3. CAHSEE Exam: Tuesday, March 8th and Wednesday, March 9th 2011

Tutoring Schedule

1. Tutoring 3:45- 4:45 Tuesday and Thursday.
2. Students will be selected based on CST scores and CAHSEE practice test.
3. If you have not turned in an assignment, you are expected to come to tutoring to make up the assignment.

Please see the honor code in your agenda for expected behaviors.

Homework policy
• Homework will be given on a weekly basis and should be completed before the next class.
• Students who continuously do not turn in homework will be assigned mandatory after school tutoring to complete missing work.
• Homework assigned will be an extension of any lesson learned in class. Home will be given to better prepare a student to be successful on the CAHSEE Exam.

Grading Policies
• This should be in Grading will be on a five point scale based on standards that are necessary to achieve proficiency on the CAHSEE Exam Tuesday, March 8th and 9th 2011.

Grade Scale
4.1 – 5 = A
3.1 – 4 = B
2.1 – 3 = C
≤ 2.0 = NP

• Writing will be graded based on the CAHSEE rubric given out by the California Department of Education..
• Life Skills grades will be given weekly based on conduct, group work, and homework completion.
• Report cards are sent home every five weeks. However, as soon as your grade goes below 2.5 a TeleParent call will go home. A parent conference will be on a case to case basis.

• Policy on late or missing work
1. You have one week to turn in a major assignment with no points off.
2. After one week, you will have after school tutoring to complete the assignment.
• Excused Absence Policy
1. You are responsible for any missed work.
2. Make up work –You have as many days you were out to make up work. If you are absent the day an assignment is due, you must turn it in the day you return to receive credit.
• Extra Credit is not given.

Class Policies and Procedures

• Entering the classroom
1. Come into class immediately find your seat and sit.
2. Get your notebook and pencil/pen and begin the Do-Now.
3. Sharpen your pencil or get out a pen for class.
4. Be in your assigned seat when the bell rings.

• Tardy to class
1. Only come into class with a pass or agenda signed.
2. Come into class quietly and take your seat.

• Ending class
1. At the end of the class period, we will have an exit slip on the lesson. (1 or 2 questions)
2. When the bell rings, I will dismiss you. The bell is to let me know that class is over – not for you to leave your seats.
• Bathroom passes
1. You will be allowed to go to the bathroom once a month.
2. You must have your own agenda or you will not be allowed to go.
• Use of agenda
1. You need your agenda everyday.
2. You are expected to write down your homework when you first get to class.
3. If I write a note to your parents in your agenda, you are expected to get it signed by the next class meeting.
Classroom Rules:
1. Try your best
2. Respect every person in this class
3. Come to class prepared and ready to learn
4. Follow all directions and procedures of the class
5. Be honest

• Consequences for Breaking Classroom Rules
1. For minor violations you will receive a warning. After that, consequences include staying after class, after school, phone calls home, parent conferences and a referral to the office.
2. For major violations, especially those that endanger yourself or others, you will immediately be referred to the office. See your agenda for examples of major behavior violations.
• Safety information
1. You are expected to stay in your seat and on task at all times.
2. If you need to get up, please raise your hand and wait for permission.
3. If there is an emergency or drill, please wait for instructions before getting out of your seat and/or leaving the room.

Basic calendar of topics

September 2010
Number Sense
October 2010
November 2010
Statistics, Data Analysis, and Probability
December 2010
Statistics, Data Analysis, and Probability
January 2011
Algebra and Functions
February 2011
Mathematical Reasoning
March 2011
CAHSEE Review & CAHSEE Exam Tuesday, March 8th and Wednesday, March 9th!
April 2011
CST Review
May 2011
CST Review CST Exam last week in May
June 2011
College Research Project

September 2010 through June 2011 the following topics will be covered in English Language Arts
1. Word Analysis
2. Reading Comprehension
3. Literary Response and Analysis
4. Writing Strategies
5. Writing Conventions
6. Writing Applications

100% passage rate on the CAHSEE Exam!