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Northglenn High School

601 West 100th Place Northglenn, CO 80260


Office: (720) 972-4600 Fax: (720) 972-4739
http://www.northglennhs.adams12.org

School Year

2014-2015

Office

110

Phone
Email
Address

720-972-2632
april.leitshuh@adams12.org

Teacher
Name
Website

April Leitshuh

leitshuh.weebly.com

Course Name

US Government/Principles of Democracy
In this course you will focus on one semester of American government, including
an in-depth study of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. You will learn what
it means to be a citizen in a democracy and how you can make your voice heard.
Course Description
This course includes the use of the Project Citizen curriculum where students
will develop support for democratic values, and will participate with
government.
Unit of Study
Grade Level Expectations/Content
Approximat
Targeted Date
Standards
e Time
of Assessment
Spent or
Percent of
time Spent
Historical/
Students understand the purposes of government, and the
2 weeks
Mid-September or
basic
constitutional
principles
of
the
United
States
End January
Philosophical
republican
form
of
government.
Foundations
Students know the structure and function of local, state, and
national government and how citizen involvement shapes
public policy
Students know the structure and function of local, state, and
national government and how citizen involvement shapes
public policy
Students understand how citizens exercise the roles, rights,
and responsibilities of participation in civic life at all levels.

2 weeks

2 weeks

Mid November or
Mid-March

Bill of Rights

Students understand how citizens exercise the roles, rights,


and responsibilities of participation in civic life at all levels.

2 weeks

End November or
End March

Citizenship

Students understand how citizens exercise the roles, rights,


and responsibilities of participation in civic life at all levels.

2 weeks

December or
May

Creation of the
Constitution
Values and Principles
of the Constitution
Expansion of Rights

Grading Scale
A
90-100
B

80-89

C
D
F

70-79
60-69
59 or below

Grade Percentages/Weights
Summative Assessments &
80%
Projects
Formative Assessments &
20%
Projects
*Weekly progress grades are posted at
https://ic.adams12.org/campus/portal/ada
ms12.isp

2 weeks

Beginning
October or
Mid Feb.
End October or
End Feb.

Northglenn High School


601 West 100th Place Northglenn, CO 80260
Office: (720) 972-4600 Fax: (720) 972-4739
http://www.northglennhs.adams12.org

General Expectations
Grades are based upon the demonstration of proficiency on units associated with a standard given during
each formative or summative assessment. Formative grades in addition to summative unit assessments will
be used to holistically determine your grade.
Summative: 80% Summative measures of achievement are taken when unit master is expected. (i.e., unit
tests, culmination of a project, embedded assessments, etc.)
Formative: 20% Formative assessments measure the scaffolding skills and/or content embedded in the uni
Formative assessments are taken frequently, after a student has practiced a skill or become familiar with
content. Examples of formative assessments include but are not limited to exit tickets, paragraphs, oral chec
for understanding, warm-ups, stages in a large project, etc.
Assessments will be graded based on teacher/district/state rubrics.
On group projects, students will receive a grade for individual work and a group grade.
Grades are based on achievement of Content Standards and Grade Level Expectations.

Class Expectations
Missing or incomplete assignments/assessments for this course: Superintendent Policies 6280
Homework and 6281 Make-Up Work, will be followed for this course.
1. Attendance/Absences/Make-Up Work: Your presence (mind and body) in class is essential. If you MUST miss class due to illness or
other circumstances beyond your control, it is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to find out which assignments you missed, make up quizzes/tests
to get the handouts, and to borrow and copy the class notes for the day(s) you were absent. You have two days to make up assignments, and
after that you lose 20% a day.

2. Food and Drink: Only non-distracting food and drinks are allowed. You will not be provided hall passes to purchase food and drinkge
these before you come to class. I determine when a food or drink is a distractionin that case it will be held for you at my desk until the end
of class.

3. Tardiness: It is your responsibility to come to class on time. If you are tardy, do not expect me to fill you in on what you missed or allow
you to make up any activities missed due to tardiness.
4. Leaving class: You are allowed to leave class only with a pass provided by me. Trips to the restroom and water fountain should be made
before coming to class.
5. Cellphones, IPods, etc.: Keep them out of sight, or I will keep them for you until the end of class. If they become a habitual distraction,
parent/guardian will be notified to pick them up for you.
6. Plagiarism/Cheating: I begin the year with complete trust and faith in each of you. Please do not lower yourself in my eyes or, more
importantly, in your own, by cheating or being dishonest in any way. Plagiarism will result in a zero for the assignment.
7. Accommodations: I encourage students with specific learning needs to discuss with me, during my office hours, appropriate
accommodations that might be helpful to them. Please know that I will use information from IEPs, 504 Plans, or LAU assessments to
differentiate instruction appropriately.
Student Expectations
1. Respect diversity: name-calling, racism, sexism, homophobia, or any other displays of intolerance will not be tolerated.
2. Show respect for yourself, each other, the teacher, and the classroom.
3. Follow the 6 Ps: Prompt, Prepared, Polite, Productive, Positive, Participatory
Consequences for violating the rules include owing time, behavior contracts, parent conferences, and referral to student relations.

Northglenn High School


601 West 100th Place Northglenn, CO 80260
Office: (720) 972-4600 Fax: (720) 972-4739
http://www.northglennhs.adams12.org

School Year

2014-2015

Office

110

Phone
Email
Address

720-972-2632
april.leitshuh@adams12.org

Teacher
Name
Website

April Leitshuh
leitshuh.weebly.com

Course Name

Economics
Economics is a semester long required class for all 9th grade students that
familiarizes them with the basic concepts of the economic world. Students will
Course Description
be exposed to economic principles and personal financial literacy skills, which
will prepare them for 21st Century challenges.
Unit of Study
Grade Level Expectations/Content Standards
Approxima
Targeted
te Time
Date of
Spent or
Assessment
Percent of
time Spent
Unit 1: Thinking
Standard 1: Productive resources natural, human, 2-2 Weeks Beginning
Like an Economist
capital are scarce; therefore, choices are made
Sept. or
about how individuals, businesses, governments,
End Jan.
and societies allocate these resources
Unit 2: Supply and
Standard 1: Productive resources natural,
4-5 Weeks
End October or
Demand
human, capital are scarce; therefore, choices are
End Feb.
made
about how individuals, businesses, governments,
and societies allocate these resources
Standard 2: Economic policies affect markets
Standard 3: Competition affects markets
Unit 3: Economic
Standard 2: Economic policies affect markets.
4-5 Weeks
Mid-September
Systems
Standard 3: Government and competition affect
or
markets.
End March
Unit 4: Market
Structures and
Organizations

Unit 5: Personal
Financial Literacy

Standard 1: Productive resources natural,


human, capital are scarce; therefore, choices are
made
about how individuals, businesses, governments,
and societies allocate these resources
Standard 2: Economic policies affect markets
Standard 3: Competition affects markets
Standard 4: Design, analyze, and apply a financial
plan based on short- and long-term financial goals
(PFL)
Standard 5: Analyze strategic spending, saving,
and investment options to achieve the objectives
of
diversification, liquidity, income, and growth (PFL)
Standard 6: The components of personal credit to
manage credit and debt (PFL)
Standard 7: Identify, develop, and evaluate riskmanagement strategies (PFL)

2-3 Weeks

Mid October or
Mid April

Weekly/Frida
ys

Midterm/Final
Exam

Northglenn High School


601 West 100th Place Northglenn, CO 80260
Office: (720) 972-4600 Fax: (720) 972-4739
http://www.northglennhs.adams12.org

PBL: Shark Tank

Grading Scale
A
90-100
B

80-89

C
D
F

70-79
60-69
59 or below

All standards in Economics

4 weeks

November or
May

Grade Percentages/Weights
Summative Assessments &
80%
Projects
Formative Assessments &
20%
Projects
*Weekly progress grades are posted at
https://ic.adams12.org/campus/portal/ada
ms12.isp

General Expectations
Grades are based upon the demonstration of proficiency on units associated with a standard given during
each formative or summative assessment. Formative grades in addition to summative unit assessments will
be used to holistically determine your grade.
Summative: 80% Summative measures of achievement are taken when unit master is expected. (i.e., unit
tests, culmination of a project, embedded assessments, etc.)
Formative: 20% Formative assessments measure the scaffolding skills and/or content embedded in the uni
Formative assessments are taken frequently, after a student has practiced a skill or become familiar with
content. Examples of formative assessments include but are not limited to exit tickets, paragraphs, oral chec
for understanding, warm-ups, stages in a large project, etc.
Assessments will be graded based on teacher/district/state rubrics.
On group projects, students will receive a grade for individual work and a group grade.
Grades are based on achievement of Content Standards and Grade Level Expectations.

Class Expectations
Missing or incomplete assignments/assessments for this course: Superintendent Policies 6280
Homework and 6281 Make-Up Work, will be followed for this course.
1. Attendance/Absences/Make-Up Work: Your presence (mind and body) in class is essential. If you MUST miss class due to illness or
other circumstances beyond your control, it is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to find out which assignments you missed, make up quizzes/tests
to get the handouts, and to borrow and copy the class notes for the day(s) you were absent. You have two days to make up assignments, and
after that you lose 20% a day.

2. Food and Drink: Only non-distracting food and drinks are allowed. You will not be provided hall passes to purchase food and drinkge
these before you come to class. I determine when a food or drink is a distractionin that case it will be held for you at my desk until the end
of class.

3. Tardiness: It is your responsibility to come to class on time. If you are tardy, do not expect me to fill you in on what you missed or allow
you to make up any activities missed due to tardiness.
4. Leaving class: You are allowed to leave class only with a pass provided by me. Trips to the restroom and water fountain should be made
before coming to class.
5. Cellphones, IPods, etc.: Keep them out of sight, or I will keep them for you until the end of class. If they become a habitual distraction,
parent/guardian will be notified to pick them up for you.
6. Plagiarism/Cheating: I begin the year with complete trust and faith in each of you. Please do not lower yourself in my eyes or, more
importantly, in your own, by cheating or being dishonest in any way. Plagiarism will result in a zero for the assignment.

Northglenn High School


601 West 100th Place Northglenn, CO 80260
Office: (720) 972-4600 Fax: (720) 972-4739
http://www.northglennhs.adams12.org

7. Accommodations: I encourage students with specific learning needs to discuss with me, during my office hours, appropriate
accommodations that might be helpful to them. Please know that I will use information from IEPs, 504 Plans, or LAU assessments to
differentiate instruction appropriately.
4.
5.
6.

Student Expectations
Respect diversity: name-calling, racism, sexism, homophobia, or any other displays of intolerance will not be tolerated.
Show respect for yourself, each other, the teacher, and the classroom.
Follow the 6 Ps: Prompt, Prepared, Polite, Productive, Positive, Participatory

Consequences for violating the rules include owing time, behavior contracts, parent conferences, and referral to student relations.