School Year/Semester _2020-2021
The following academic concepts will be covered. THIS IS ONLY A GUIDE AND IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
1 Unit – : Demonstrate employability skills required by business and industry.
2 Unit – : Demonstrate an understanding of concepts, strategies, techniques and systems used in communication, teamwork, human relations, problem solving, critical thinking, personal branding and career development (areas commonly referred to as “soft skills”).
3 Unit – : Acquire foundational knowledge of marketing concepts to understand the scope and impact of marketing on the economy.
4 Unit – : Implement, modify, and improve business and marketing systems to facilitate business activities.
5 Unit - : Demonstrate an understanding of customer behaviors and the economic environment in which customers function.
6 Unit - : Employ financial knowledge and skill to facilitate marketing decisions.
7 Unit - : Acquire foundational knowledge of marketing information and research to understand the scope of business and marketing decisions.
8 Unit - : Utilize pricing strategies to maximize return and meet customer’s perception of value.
9 Unit - : Employ processes and techniques to develop, maintain, and improve a product/service mix to utilize market opportunities.
10 Unit - : Employ processes and techniques to sell goods, services and ideas.
11 Unit- : Utilize promotional knowledge and skill for communicating information to achieve a desired marketing outcome.
12 Unit - : Utilize knowledge of distribution to manage supply-chain activities.
13 Unit - : Acquire foundational knowledge of international business and marketing concepts to understand the scope and impact on the economy.
BOARD-APPROVED INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS
Online book and/or resources
Online student access code (school specific)
GRADING SYSTEM: The DeKalb County School District believes that the most important assessment of student learning shall be conducted by the teachers as they observe and evaluate students in the context of ongoing classroom instruction. A variety of approaches, methodologies, and resources shall be used to deliver educational services and to maximize each student’s opportunity to succeed. Teachers shall evaluate student progress, report grades that represent the student’s academic achievement, and communicate official academic progress to students and parents in a timely manner through the electronic grading portal. See Board Policy IHA.
Formative and Diagnostic Assessments – 0%
Assessment Tasks (Skills & Homework) – 25%
Classwork (Guided, Independent, and Group Practice) – 45%
Quizzes, Tests, and Projects – 30%
A 90 – 100 ~P (pass)
B 80 – 89 ~F (fail)
C 71 – 79
F Below 70
*English Learners (ELs) must not receive numerical or letter grades for the core content areas in elementary and middle school during their first year of language development. A grade of CS or CU must be assigned. This rule may be extended beyond the first year with approval from the EL Studies Program. English Learners must receive a grade for ESOL courses.
~Elementary schools will utilize P (pass) and F (fail) in Health/Physical Education, Music, World Languages, Visual Arts and Performing Arts.
DISTRICT EXPECTATIONS FOR SUCCESS
Semester progress reports shall be issued four and a half, nine and thirteen and a half weeks into each semester. The progress of students shall be evaluated frequently and plans shall be generated to remediate deficiencies as they are discovered. Plans shall include appropriate interventions designed to meet the needs of the students. See Board Policy IH.
Students will not engage in an act of academic dishonesty including, but not limited to, cheating, providing false information, falsifying school records, forging signatures, or using an unauthorized computer user ID or password. See the Code of Student Conduct - Student Rights and Responsibilities and Character Development Handbook.
Homework assignments should be meaningful and should be an application or adaptation of a classroom experience. Homework is at all times an extension of the teaching/learning experience. It should be considered the possession of the student and should be collected, evaluated and returned to the students. See Board Policy IHB.
DUE TO ABSENCES
When a student is absent because of a legal reason as defined by Georgia law or when the absence is apparently beyond the control of the student, the student shall be given an opportunity to earn grade(s) for those days absent. Make-up work must be completed within the designated time allotted. See Board Policy IHEA.
SCHOOL EXPECTATIONS FOR SUCCESS
Be on time, Student engagement
MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES
Computer or laptop, internet access, office 365 email, google classroom, google teams, Verge,
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