About the class:

This class is intended to make freshmen more successful in school and life.  The curriculum is framed around the book The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens, by Shaun Covey, but covers many areas:



Learning styles

Study Skills

Test-taking skills

Listening skills

Technology use


Getting along/ anti-bullying


 Policies & Expectations:

This class is dependent upon participation.  Students who do not participate in the activities and discussions in the class will not be eligible to complete projects toward grading.

Although the class is not weighted, about 60% of the points for the class will come from different projects we will work on.  The remainder of the points will come from daily classwork and quizzes. 

Grade values will be 5, 10, 15, and 20.  There is no extra credit, but bonus point opportunities may present themselves on occasion.

Late work will be accepted the next day only, for a significant deduction, with the exception of project work which may be turned in later if arrangements are made with me.

There are no large tests or exams for this class.

This is an elective class.  If you fail it, there is no opportunity to retake or make up the class.


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