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    Students in junior high school art may use a variety of art techniques such as painting, drawing, pastels, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, collage, and photography. They will use their imagination and personal experiences to create original artwork. Students will study important periods, movements, artists, and styles in art history along with contemporary art and artists.



    • Pencil & Eraser
    • Sketchbook



    Students are expected to follow all school and classroom rules. Students will demonstrate collaborative behavior and sensitivity to peers of diverse backgrounds and ideas. Proper behavior is expected regarding studio citizenship, and the care and maintenance of art room materials, supplies, tools and equipment. Food and soft drinks are not allowed, but students may bring bottled water to class. Cell phone use during class is not allowed. If your student fails to put their name on their art when they turn it in, 10 points will be taken off their major grade.



    Students will be graded using the following methods:

    • Major grades: 60% percent
    • Minor grades: 40% percent

    Grading Averages

    • All Burnett Junior High School courses will average their nine weeks and semester grades according to the following criteria:
    • Students will receive a minimum of 9 minor grades and 3 major grades during each nine week grading period.
    • Individual grades may only be entered once. For example, a major project may not count as 3 major grades unless each grade is specific to an identified piece of the project.
    • Grades are expected to measure progress and mastery across an entire nine week grading period. Thus, the general guideline is that students receive a minimum of one minor grade each week and one major grade each three weeks.
    • Principals have the discretion to work with teachers on a case-by-case basis to modify this guideline.

    Late Work – Minor Grades

    At grades 7 and 8, late work will be accepted up to 3 days after the due date for no academic penalty. Students will be assigned to work recovery sessions in order to complete any work that is late. Failure to complete the work within the 3 day window or not attending work recovery may result in Tuesday Night School.

    Make-Up Work

    For every school day absent, the student has one school day for completion of missed assignments. Administrators have the discretion to modify this guideline in circumstances where students are absent due to an extended illness.

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