• Academic Development Course Syllabus (Lowe)


    Instructor Information

    ● Instructor: Laura Lowe

    ● Office Hours: 10:00-11:30 a.m; 3:30-4:30 p.m.

    ● Office Telephone: 434-773-8186

    ● E-mail: llowe@mail.dps.k12.va.us


    Course Description

    ● Academic Development will focus on developing study and organizational skills, learning how to maintain a planner and prioritize completion of assignments, offering content area assistance,

    and building individualized identified skills in the areas of reading, math, and writing.

    Course Materials

    ● Paper and pencil

    ● All other materials will be provided to the students.


    Student Expectations

    ● Students will receive both daily and weekly class participation grades, grades for daily

    planner completion, completion of class assignments, and grades for skill activity

    assignments related to study, organization, and identified academic skills. Support and

    assistance will be offered as needed for each individual student.

    ● Students are expected to remain on task throughout the class period by completing the

    following objectives:

    ○ completing a daily planner

    ○ completing class assignments for other content areas classes

    ○ completing Academic Development assignments related to academic, study, and

    organizational skills.


    Grading Information:

    Your grades in this course fall into the following categories:

    ● Gold Category = 40% Tests

    ● Silver Category = 35% Quizzes

    ● Bronze Category = 25% Smaller Daily Assignments


    Grade Scale: We use a ten-point scale, which is as follows:

    A = 90-100

    B = 80-89

    C = 70-79

    D = 60-69

    F = 59 and below