Economics

  • Economics Course Description:

    The course will help students develop an understanding for the basic and intermediate concepts of economics.  Students will be able to recognize the importance of economics in every day life and its effects on national relations and finances, and witness the effects of the buying power as a teenage consumer.  The course will provide an overview of the roles of an individual, business, and government in American and global economics.

    Themes include:  economic systems, markets, measuring economic performance, government and the economy, and the global economy.

    Text: Economics:  Principles and Practices; Glencoe 2012.

    Grade Components and Assessments:

    • Each student is required to complete all tests, quizzes, writing and research assignments, projects, in-class assignments, homework, and class participation.  Failure to do so will affect the student’s overall grade.
    • Grade components:  Summative Assessments: 60%, Homework: 20%, In class Assignments & Participation 20%
    • No extra credit projects will be given.
    • Grades are posted on Sapphire.  It is your responsibility to track your own grade.
    • Points will be deducted for not writing your name on the assignment, “messy work”, colored ink, late work, and cheating. 
    • Cheating is defined as copying answers/ work or getting answers from someone else.  All persons involved will receive no credit and is subjected to further punishment.

    Absences (according to the handbook):  Students are encouraged to keep up with assignments while absent, the student has two school days upon returning to make up any work missed. It is the student’s responsibility to take the initiative in arranging for make-up work. However, if a student is absent on the day of a test and he or she has not been absent for work covered on the test, he or she is expected to be prepared to take the test upon returning. (This will be completed before or after school, or during a study hall or Spartan period; preferably not during class.)

    Late Work: