and Lizabeth Cohen. The American
Pageant: A History of the American People, 16th
Edition. Stamford, Connecticut: Cengage Learning,
Objective:The purpose of this
course is to provide college-level instruction in United States
History. This course will include extensive readings,
college-style lectures, analysis of primary sources, and essay
writing. The ultimate goal is for each student to
successfully complete the AP American History Exam.
Fee:The Social Studies
Department collects a$5
feepayable in cash or a check
made out to Science Hill High School.
1. Objective Tests
2. Essay Tests
3. Quizzes, Homework, Discussions, Classwork and other
Daily Grades (20% of a test grade)
4. The final exam will count as 15% of the semester grade.
In recognition of the challenges posed by an Advanced Placement
course, five bonus points will be added to the final semester
The standard grading scale will be used:
F: Below 70
Extra creditwill notbe
assigned to improve a grade.
it is not ready to be handed in at the beginning of class
(unless otherwise instructed). Late work will receive a
penalty of 5 points per day, and must be submitted within five
days of the due date. Missed tests must be made up within
three days of a student’s return to school. Tests may require an
hour and a half, so always be present on test days!
1. Be in assigned seat when bell rings.
2. Have class materials ready and personal items put away
when the bell rings.
3. Only speak with permission.
4. Be respectful of others.
5. Turn in work on time.
6. Keep the room tidy.
7. Only leave the room with a hall pass.
8. Quid pro quo
2021 Fall Session
In case of inclement weather or remote learning, classes will
still be held on-line and on-line assignments should be
completed at home, unless otherwise announced. If you miss
a lesson or assignment due to illness or other issues, please
contact Dr. Sayers as soon as possible to discuss how to make up
the missing work.
Lecture and Reading Quiz dates note the date the quiz becomes
available on Canvas. Such quizzes will normally be
completed at home and will be due 48 hours (not counting
weekends and holidays) after opening.