Semester Rubrics, Class Policies, Using Edmodo & the Class Blog

Semester Rubric

Your grades will be based on the following marking scheme for each semester:

  • Participation = 20%
  • Homework = 20%
  • Projects = 20%
  • Quizzes = 40%

Please note that this may change (please note that if changes take place I will inform you)

Class Policies

Class Policies
Homework assignments Homework problems will be assigned regularly. It is essential that you do the problems to the best of your ability. Copying them from others constitutes plagiarism and will do no one any good. The answers will be provided to you in most cases as a way for you to check your understanding. Homework problem sets will generally be worth 5%. A weekly quiz will be conducted to ensure your understanding.Note that the homework total score must reflect the submission time and marks must be deducted as the following:

  • Late by one day      =95% * score
  • Late by 2 days         =90% * score
  • Exceeds two days   =50% * Score



Attendance Students are expected to attend their classes regularly and without delay. More than 5 minutes delay will turn in missing points from the attendance make considered in the classwork accumulative mark.
Missing school-based quizzes If a student missed an ongoing formative assessment, it is his responsibility to provide medical excuse and follow up with the teacher to repeat the exam. If medical excuse was not provided the mark will be considered zero for that specific quiz.
Academic integrity ATHS is a community of learners joined together by search for knowledge; academic integrity is the central value in this community characterized by upholding values, codes of behaviour, honesty, free from lies and deception. Ultimate ATHS community properties are the values of fairness, respect, trust and responsibility.Academic dishonesty refers to cheating and plagiarism which is student receiving or providing unauthorized assistance during an academic activity. The academic activity is any exam setting or submitting academic reports and projects. Students are responsible for the integrity of their actions and must be willing to accept the consequences of these actions. If the teacher detected academic dishonesty, he will discuss the issue with the students and if it was clarified he will adjust marking accordingly.

Edmodo / Class Blogs / Email 

In order to facilitate I will be using the following web 2.0 tools

Edmodo = Which can be found at the following link: ( You will need to sign up for a student account and join my class with the following group code : 3pins7

Please note that you can also download an edmodo app for your iPad so that you can communicate with me whenever you want

Class Blog= I will be using class blog through out the year which can be found at the following link

Email =


Welcome Back

Hi everyone and welcome back! I hope that you have all had an amazing vacation and that your ready to start the rest of this semester.

Anyway I have decided that for the rest of the academic year we will be doing things a little bit differently and instead of using just plato as a source for class resources we will also be using this blog site. It would be best that you check back here on a regular basis as I will be using this blogs as means for me to post materials, upload class resources, communicate updates and post things that I think are relevant to your studies. I also hope that you will use the comment feature on this blog to communicate with me and provide me with andy feed back about your class.

Thanks and Good luck !!