College Readiness Seminar: Sophomores
Victor Castorini (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Katie Cunningham (email@example.com )
Ameena Amdahl-Mason (firstname.lastname@example.org )
You are on your way to college. The goal of College Readiness Seminar (CRS) is help you get there. Twice a week you will meet with your advisor who will help guide you through activities tailored to helping you reach this goal. It is the role of your advisor to nominate you for our Pathways programs.
A major focus of CRS is developing your skills as a writer in combination with developing your understanding of college and career options available to you. We look forward to working with you this term and helping you on your way to college.
CMC College Readiness Seminar is designed to:
Since we only meet twice a week in College Readiness Seminar, the attendance policy has different criteria. They are:
To “plagiarize” means:
In other words, plagiarism is an act of fraud. It involves both stealing someone else's work and lying about it afterward.
All of the following are considered plagiarism:
Most cases of plagiarism can be avoided, however, by citing sources.
If you need any accommodations through an IEP or 504 I will be working with your learning specialists to help make sure you get those accommodations. Please talk to me about what works and what doesn’t in whatever manner is most comfortable (in person, email, through your Learning Specialist) so that your needs are met.
If you need to miss school due to illness, a trip, or an unplanned emergency please let me know as soon as possible so that I can get you the material you need.
The majority of your grade in CRS will be based on the college readiness skills you display. The college professors we work with have told us that Persistence and Time Management are two of the most important “soft skills” that lead to academic success. Therefore, we have developed rubrics that will help us communicate your progress in these skills (see attached rubrics).
In addition, you will receive grades for in-class activities, and writing tasks.
10th grade CRS teachers use Google classroom to post assignments and announcements. If parents would like to receive updates, they can request to do so daily, weekly, or monthly by emailing the teacher.
All of your CMC College Prep classes will have grades posted to Synergy. You can access Synergy through the school’s website. Check your grades often and hold on to assignments that are passed back. Errors happen (sorry!) and it’s easier to change a grade if you have your assignment.
Staying engaged means refusing to let your heart and mind “check out” of the conversation while leaving your body in place. Topics: Electronics, bathroom, tardiness.
Speak your truth:
Be willing to take risks and be absolutely honest about your thoughts, feelings, and opinions instead of just saying what others want to hear. Topics: speaking, listening.
To deal with difficult subject matter we have to agree to experience discomfort together. This allows us to take academic and emotion risks and opens ourselves up to learning experiences. Topics: mindset, risks, topics.
To support each other in our learning process we agree not to share personal information with others outside of the classroom.
Acknowledgement of Syllabus and Course Policies
I have read the syllabus and by signing this form show that I understand and agree to follow the expectations and requirements of the course. This includes policies pertaining to:
Student signature _____________________________________________________________________
Student name printed _____________________________________________________________________
Class Period _____________ Date ___________________
Parent Signature _____________________________________________________________________
If you have any questions or concerns please email us or ask your question in this space with a way to contact you and I will respond as quickly as possible.