So how are Ceramics graded?
Your grade is your responsibility. You can keep a high average grade by completing every assignment, turning it on time and doing well on it. Isn’t it all good just because it’s creative expression?” Yet, that’s not the case, particularly not in Ceramics. I grade using a rubric with categories ranging from Craftsmanship to how well you used the elements & principles of design. After each category has been given a grade, they’re averaged together to determine the grade for the piece. For any issues please see Mrs. Keller before school. We can work together to find a solution. Extra credit is always given every 9 weeks as well and is posted on the board. It’s your responsibility to pay attention to the board.
Remember - All ceramics students may work on their clay projects before school every morning from 6:45AM-7:15AM
School Board Policy 5200 – ATTENDANCE
If the absences are excused, all educational requirements for the course shall be met before a passing grade and/or credit is assigned. The student shall have a reasonable amount of time, up to three (3) school days, to complete make-up work for excused absences. (Email or see Mrs. Keller for the missed work). Principals may grant extensions to the make-up time limit for extenuating circumstances. Regarding make-up of the work missed as a result of unexcused absences, each principal shall establish site-specific policies that encourage both regular attendance and high academic achievement, and shall review and modify these policies from time-to-time as required to maintain and improve their effectiveness.
Unexcused absences do not require that the teacher provide make-up work for the student.
In certain cases where the 9 weeks ends and you DON'T turn it in by the day that grades close- the grade becomes a “Z”. Be careful and watch the calendar for this!
One (1) assignment per 9 weeks may be re-submitted for a new grade.
Health and Safety:
The ceramic Studio posses many health and safety concerns (clay dust being the primary concern/hazard) therefore classroom clean up is essential in maintaining a safe and healthy working and learning environment. Students will learn about the various hazards, emergency procedures, restricted areas, proper cleaning, and will be expected to help maintain the room. Students are to clean up after themselves as well as check their rotating clean up jobs as part of their weekly participation grade.