TAMISCAL HIGH SCHOOL
INDEPENDENT STUDY COURSE AGREEMENT

STUDENT _________________________________ COURSE 70240: STREET LAW

I. Student Learning Outcomes
All Tamiscal courses share the purpose of helping the student read, write, speak, and solve problems effectively. This course is designed to aid the students in understanding the basic laws that govern everyday activities and in developing his involvement in community affairs.

II. Activities
Readings will explore the basic concepts of law and the legal system; criminal law; civil law; and juvenile law. Coupled with these readings, students will
1) attend at least two legal proceedings;
2) do unit projects;
3) prepare presentations;
4) write reports on the readings;
5) take quizzes and tests in a timely fashion.

III. Resources
In addition to assigned readings, students are expected to utilize Tamiscal Homepage links, the internet, Electric Library, District and County Libraries, CDs, videos, and relevant media.

IV. Assessment
Assignments for this course will include preparation and testing 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.

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_____________