TAMISCAL HIGH SCHOOL
INDEPENDENT STUDY COURSE AGREEMENT

STUDENT ______________________________________ COURSE 20020: SOCIAL ISSUES - fall section

I. Student Learning Outcomes
All Tamiscal courses share the purpose of helping the student read, write, speak, and solve problems effectively. All courses within the Social Studies Department work toward developing the student’s ability to learn from the events, ways of life, and ways of thinking of peoples from different times and places. Emphasis is on using lessons from history to understand the present and to develop personal philosophies rather than on isolated memorization of fact.

II. Activities
Students will prepare projects, portfolios, papers, letters, simulations, and oral presentations.
Students will develop awareness of self­physical, mental, emotional.
Students will recognize basic developmental tasks of adolescence: risk taking, independence, impulse control, and acceptance of self.
Students will acquire accurate information about health issues in order to make best interest decisions.
Students will do introspection exercises, participate in discussions, write papers and reflect on topics. They will participate in community service and activities involving their family.

III. Resources
In addition to the textbook, students are expected to utilize Tamiscal Homepage links, the Internet, Electric Library, District and County libraries, CDs, Videos, relevant media, and to be present for all speakers who talk to the class.

Textbook: Quests and Quandries

IV. Assessment
Assignments for this course will include preparation for meeting District Outcome Assessments. For the purposes of evaluation and grading during the course, the following methods may be used: weekly assignments; projects; laboratory work; written reports; presentations; participation; quizzes and exams. Students will be informed of the grading criteria at the beginning of each semester.

Students enrolled in this course will participate in all required District Assessments: Must complete district final examination.

V. Duration
The agreement is effective until the end of the current semester.

VI. Progress Monitoring
Progress will be monitored at weekly meetings; therefore, attendance is required. Missed appointments, tests, and assignments will result in partial course credits and may result in required attendance to Supervised Independent Study (SIS).

Grades and credits will be reported at the quarter and end of the semester.
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I accept the terms of this agreement

Student __________________________________________ Date Started _________________

Supervising Teacher ________________________________ Date Completed _______________

Other Staff _______________________________________

Parent __________________________________________

Credits Attempted _____________ Credits Earned _______________ Final Grade_____________