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Algebra 1 Syllabus

Mrs. Peggy Slaten                                                 Andover Central High School                                                                          2018-2019

Algebra 1 Syllabus

Course Objectives:

Students will acquire necessary skills to move on to Geometry, Algebra II, and Calculus at the high school level.  This course covers three primary topics: 1) linear and quadratic expressions, sentences, and functions; 2) exponential expressions and functions; and 3) linear systems. Problem-solving and real-world applications are used throughout to develop and maintain basic skills and concepts.

Materials:  spiral or bound notebook for homework assignments, Chromebook, paper, pencil, and a graphing calculator (TI-84 Plus). These need to be bought and brought to class as soon as possible. We will start learning new concepts beginning on Tuesday, and you will need everything on your list that day.

Classroom Expectations

  • Be on time – when the bell rings, be in your seat and ready to begin class.
  • Participate in activities and class discussions.
  • Respect the feelings, rights and property of others.
  • TRY!


Students are missing valuable learning experiences when they are not in class.  Especially in math, it is difficult to understand a section unless you have understood the previous sections. So attendance and keeping up with daily assignments is very important

  • All ACHS attendance policies will be followed – see the Student/Parent Handbook for details.
  • If you are absent due to illness or other unforeseen reason, you will receive extra time to complete assignments as specified in the student handbook.
  • If you are absent due to vacation, medical/dental appointments, athletic activities,  or any other event which you know of in advance, assignments are due immediately upon your return.
  • If you miss only a review day, you are expected to take the quiz/test as scheduled.
  • If you miss a quiz/test day, see me immediately upon your return to school (it is expected to make up quiz/test on the first day of return to class).  Make up tests/quizzes may differ from the original assessment. 

Grading Components:

Test         75%                       Quizzes        15%                        Homework     10%


Homework is an opportunity for students to practice concepts that are being taught and is not evidence of mastery, and thus will not constitute a major portion of the grade.  Assignments are posted in class on a daily/weekly basis as well as on my web-site.  Homework will be assigned daily and will be due at the start of the next class period.  All homework will be on-line (the students are still required to write and show their work on paper and turn in to me).They will then input their answers into the computer.  We will try to set aside time to work on the assignment each day.  It is up to the student to use that time wisely.    


The Road to Success:

Guidelines for the Road to Success

  • A student may use the ROAD a maximum of two times per semester.
  • A student scoring less than 70% is eligible to use the ROAD
  • After a chapter exam has been returned, the student has five (5) school days to retake the exam.
  • The maximum score given as the final grade for an exam retake will be 70%
  • There are no retakes on quizzes.


For additional assistance, I will be available Monday through Friday before school from 7:30 –     8:00 a.m., after school from 3:00 – 3:30, or by appointment.  Additional course resources will be posted on my website which can be accessed from the school website.  Go to “Faculty & Staff”, “Staff Directory”, and find my name. 

Classroom Management:

All students will be treated with respect and be expected to respect others.  Students should remember Jaguar Pride: