Advanced Placement/UConn Early College Experience
United States History
Course Objectives and Student Expectations
Mr. Covino 2011/12
This course is designed to help prepare students for college and for the successful completion of the Advanced Placement Examine and the UConn ECE program in United States History. Students involved in this program must be very self-motivated and responsible. Remember this is a college level course and it will be taught as such.
This course is aligned with the Advanced Placement Program as developed by the College Board and the UConn Early College Experience Program, and the Standards designed by the Bristol Board of Education. The following Standards will be addressed throughout this course: Historical Thinking (1.11), Local, United States and World History (2.11), Historical Themes (3.11), Applying History (4.11), Political Systems (7.11), International Relations (8.11), Economic Systems (14.11), & Limited Resources (13.11)
Quarterly grades will be determined by the following system:
Tests and Projects 35%
Homework and Class
Students are expected to maintain proper classroom behavior at all times and to treat fellow students and faculty with respect. Students are expected to be on time and to be properly prepared for everyday. This class requires use of a computer and a great deal of work outside of the 84 minute class period. Students will be expected to complete all assignments on time and to the best of their ability. Late assignments will result in a reduced grade. Plagiarism will result in an F for the marking period. Students are responsible for all make up work due to absences within one week of their return to school.
Students will be required to meet one on one with the instructor once per marking period in order to discuss student progress. Appointments will be scheduled before and after school at a mutually agreed upon time.
Parents and students: if at anytime during the school year you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me through one of the following formats: e-mail LawrenceCovino@ci.bristol.ct.us or by phone at 584-7735 ext 224. Also students and parents may review the new AP History Web site by going to www.bristol.k12.ct.us then click on links, Bristol Central, academics, departments, social studies, AP History. This will get you to our class web site where you will find a variety of information including current assignments and upcoming projects.