Secondary Policies & Procedures*
Updated for 2016-2017
Explanation of Assignments
- Write the complete secondary Cornerstone heading on the first page of every assignment.
- Place the assignment information on the right hand side of the paper. This will include all of the following: page number, exercise number, and specific numbers from exercise completed.
- Headings not correctly completed result in a five point deduction from the grade.
- If the assignment is a worksheet all that is required is the student’s name on the page.
- Homework is all work assigned for your student to complete on the days he/she is at home.
- Students will be assigned reading and other activities determined by the teacher to reinforce and supplement classroom discussions and activities.
- Students will also be assigned various projects throughout this course that will require home preparation, study, and research.
- Daily work includes all work completed during class time as well as all of the following: Class participation, class work, preparedness for class, pop quizzes, and notebook checks.
- If your student does not complete the assignment during class he/she will be expected to finish the assignment at home and bring it back to school the next class day.
- During classroom time, study skills and note-taking skills will be reinforced and applied.
- Students are expected to treat each other with kindness and respect.
- Tests will cover lecture notes, worksheet content, student activities, classroom discussions, and quiz material.
- ALL TESTS WILL BE GIVEN AT SCHOOL.
- Graded tests and quizzes will be given back to students to file in their binders or at home.
- Tests will be used by students to study for final exams; in fact, the final exam is made from the Unit Tests. Please keep them in a safe place. Quizzes will be given regularly to reinforce study skills and classroom learning.
- Teachers will not provide copies of missing tests or quizzes. Middle School students will receive study guides for final exam preparation.
- Various class projects will be assigned throughout the year. These may be individual or group projects.
- During group projects, students will be expected to work cooperatively with others.
- Instructions concerning all projects will be sent home with students at the time of the assignment.
- All projects and/or research papers must be turned in at the beginning of class, on the due date.
- All secondary students and teachers will be using Turnitin.com. This service will screen student work for plagiarism from outside sources as well as other student work. Each teacher and department will be setting guidelines for the students on how this service is to be used.
- The student should come to class with the appropriate class materials.
- Copies of textbooks will not be made in the school office. If a student needs a copy from a textbook it is the student’s responsibility to borrow the book from a classmate and make the copy away from school.
- The student should come prepared to each class with completed assignments.
- All work needs to be neat and clean. No student should turn in papers with smudges, torn places, or wrinkles. This type of work may receive a deduction in grade or be sent home to be redone.
- The student should come to class ready to listen, learn, and participate.
- The student should always show kindness and respect to the teacher and other classmates. Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus. Philippians 2:5
- The student is responsible for reading and abiding by the Technology Responsible Use Policy found in the school catalog. As Christians we are to use technology in a way that honors God; therefore we expect ethical behavior at all times, consistent with laws and regulations, but also in a manner that reflects the values of our school. As a student of Cornerstone you agree to follow all of the guidelines set forth in the policy document or accept the enforcement consequences for violating the policies.
- In summary, the student should conduct himself or herself in a manner worthy of Christ: …that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please Him in every way; bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to His glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and joyfully giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the kingdom of light. Colossians 1:10-12
- In order to better prepare our students for college, students enrolled in junior level courses will receive monthly schedules for their assignments. These schedules will be discussed in class and students will be given instructions on how to plan their home assignments.
- Students enrolled in senior level courses will receive a syllabus for specific courses at the beginning of each semester. They will be given instructions on how to use the syllabus. Monthly schedules and class syllabi will be available on ParentsWeb/RenWeb and should be printed and placed in the student’s notebook accordingly.
- Students are expected to maintain a working printer, adequate printer ink supply, and an adequate supply of printer paper at home.
- For any late work, missing assignment due to absence, or assignment turned in incomplete, a zero will be entered into the grade book online, prompting RenWeb to generate an automatic email to you, the parent. The zero will remain until the student submits the assignment the next class day.
- An automatic 20 point grade penalty will be assessed to the assignment for late and incomplete work. There is not a penalty assessed when due to absence. Students who habitually turn in late work, after the second time, will no longer have the privilege of turning in late work for credit. They will receive an automatic zero for each assignment not turned in after the second offense.
- Exceptions may be made by the teacher where sufficient reasons exist e.g. serious illness or family crisis.
- NO LATE WORK WILL BE RECEIVED LATER THAN THE NEXT CLASS DAY AFTER THE ORIGINAL DUE DATE OR AFTER THE END OF THE SEMESTER.
If a student misses a test or quiz for any reason, he/she will be required to make up the test/quiz in a timely manner. Students should see Mrs. Fortson in the office to make up the test/quiz. For pre-planned absences the tests will be taken prior to the absence. Students needing to make up a test may do so during the 3:45 p.m.-4:15 p.m. time frame. If a student needs longer than 30 minutes to make up a test they should come in on a Tuesday or Thursday. Multiple sittings to make up one test will not be allowed.
- Cornerstone’s Uniform Code is in the school catalog. Please review it with your student to make sure they understand it. There will be NO TOLERANCE for any uniform violation. This includes outerwear such as sweatshirts and jackets that are worn in the hallway and classrooms. There is a variety of outerwear available for you at the Land's End. Parents, please review the Uniform Code Enforcement with your student.
- Parents are responsible for their student's compliance with Cornerstone Prep's uniform policies. Students will be monitored throughout the day for uniform violations. Violation notifications will be sent by email at the end of each school day.
*The online Cornerstone School Catalog always contains the official and most up-t0-date policies and procedures.