Course Syllabus and Grading Procedures
Drivers Education Spring Semester 2016
The following includes information you will need to ensure a successful and enjoyable experience during our health unit-Driver Education. Please read over the information below carefully and if you have any questions or concerns notify me at the end of class. Make sure you and your parents/guardians understand the information below.
Health is a 4 week course that is not averaged with your physical education grade. You must pass health to pass for the year. Be sure to keep abreast of all assignments, projects, make-up work, etc., to ensure you will pass this required course.
- COME PREPARED DAILY FOR CLASS
- This includes: Pencil, pen, drivers ed. Text, homework and notes
- BE ON TIME TO CLASS!
- BE RESPONSIBLE FOR WORK MISSED (DUE TO ABSENCE).
- RESPECT THE OPINIONS AND VIEWS OF OTHERS.
- Do not ridicule or embarrass your classmates
- Respect and Good Manners are mandatory
- RAISE YOUR HAND TO ASK QUESTIONS OR SPEAK.
- Think first to answer or speak in a mature and tasteful manner
- Questions are encouraged and welcomed.
- CELL PHONES ARE NOT PERMITTED UNLESS PERMISSION IS GIVEN BY THE INSTRUCTOR!!! CELL PHONE USE MAY RESULT IN REFERRAL TO THE HOUSE OFFICE.
*********You Will ONLY Have One Pass To Use During This Unit!!!!! Every Minute Of This Class Is Important!********
A student’s Drivers Education grade is broken down into 4 segments.
Tests and Quizzes = 25% of your grade
Homework/Participation = 25%
Poster Project = 25%
State Test (Final Exam) = 25%
Because of the short period of time we have in Drivers Education and the amount of material that must be covered, there will be added homework. Just remember how long you have waited to gain some responsibility and independence so that you can become responsible drivers.
All homework and assignments must be completed before you can receive your State Approved Drivers Education Card. (No exceptions)
Homework will be graded every day before class begins: All work must be completed in complete sentences. Homework that is not handed in when the collection time has been called will not be accepted until the following day. Homework may be turned in on the following day for 70% credit. Homework handed in 2 days late or more will result in a grade of 50%. Homework will be accepted until the test on that particular chapter only. (ie. Chapter 1 must be turned in before the chapters 1 and 2 test is taken or it will not be accepted.) After the chapter test, the assignment will be counted as a zero. All homework must be completed individually. Students who are caught copying or allowing another student to copy his/her work will have that particular assignment count as a zero and will not receive his/her Driver Education Card at the end of this course!
Students can choose to create a poster on a specific topic in the Drivers Education Text. It must be neat and well crafted. Students can also create other types of projects such as: write a song and perform it in class (Anything dealing with driving), create a power point (must be at least 5 min. in length); Create a video (must be 5 min in length). All projects must be approved by the instructor. The project is worth 25% of the final grade so a great deal of time and effort should be put forth toward this project. It will be assigned the very first day of class and due midway through this unit (December 5, 2015). All projects must be presented in front of the class.
Students will be given approximately four tests over the course of this unit. The tests will be based directly from readings in the NJ driver’s manual consisting of True/False, Multiple Choice and Matching questions.
STATE TEST (FINAL EXAM): 25%
The NJ State Written Driver’s Test will be given as the student’s Final Exam. If the student scores 80% or above, they will receive a card from the state showing they passed the test and they will be eligible for their drivers permit when they turn 17 years of age or enroll in a state approved on the road drivers education program. This card is not a permit to drive! The test will consist of 50 multiple choice questions.
Once the students pass the test, the student and his/her parent must attend a mandatory ceremony to get your card. At this ceremony you will receive your card for passing the test and participate in a driver’s education program called “Share the Keys.” This will be held at 5:45 pm on Wednesday December 14, 2016. This ceremony should not last more than an hour and one half.
If you miss any assignments and do not attend “Share the Keys” with a parent or guardian, you will not receive the card that shows you passed the state test.
Important Dates to Remember:
TBA- NJ State Police- Fatal Vision
Wednesday November 30, 2016- Cooper Hospital Presentation
Thursday December 1, 2016- Projects Due/Must Present to Class
Thursday December 8, 2016- Review For Final
Friday December 9, 2016- State Test (Final Exam)
Wednesday December 14, 2016- Share The Keys Ceremony (mandatory attendance by student and parent in the PAC @5:45.
Thursday December 15, 2016- South Jersey Traffic Planning Organization- The Most Dangerous Place On Earth
I have read the rules and regulations for Drivers Education. By signing this form I am acknowledging that I understand all the requirements in order to pass the class. I also understand that it is mandatory for me to attend “Share the Keys” with my son/daughter in order for he/she to receive their driver education card for passing the written State Drivers Exam.
Health Teacher: ___________________________________
Student Name (Please Print):__________________________: