School: Cesar Chavez                                 Teacher: Anderson


    Department Social Studies                         Course Title:  AP United States History  


    No. of Credits           1/2      Grade Level(s)        11          Prerequisite(s)     None


    School email: ganderson@phoenixunion.org         




    Kennedy, David M. and Lizabeth Cohen and Thomas A. Bailey. American Pageant, AP

    edition. Boston: Houghton Mifflin 2006.


    Kennedy, David M. and Thomas A. Bailey. American Spirit. Boston: Houghton Mifflin



    2. Grading Policies

    Reading Quizzes          20%
    Coursework                 20%
    Assessment                 60% 



    3. Assessment Methods


    You must participate in a meaningful way in discussions and daily activities in order to receive credit for each class period.


    Coursework:   Class-work assignments are everyday assignments to be completed in class the day they are assigned unless otherwise instructed.


    Homework:  Each week, you will reading out in the textbook or you will  be given selected articles. You will be asked to take reading notes as well.  They are due on Friday before the tests and cannot be turned in late.


    Reading Quizzes: There will be daily and weekly reading quizzes throughout the course. The questions will be selected from the lectures and the readings.


    Unit Tests: A 60-80 question m/c choice test will be given at the end of each of the 9 units throughout the year.


    Unit Test Essays: At the end of each unit, you will be required to write a 3-5 paragraph timed in- class essay in preparation for the AP test.


    Final Exam

    You will be given an 55 question multiple choice test at the end of The Fall semester. It will be 10% of your Fall semester grade. The United States History test is your final exam, Spring semester. The final exam is 10% of grade.  The United States History  test is a national test given on one specific day and cannot be retaken.



    4. Title I Program: Academic tutoring and test preparation is available to all students. Additional support for passing classes and graduating on time is the intent of these services.  Support through Title I funding is available in the areas of: math, reading and English.  If interested, please contact the Principal  Gayman or Assistant Principal for Instruction Dr. Fitzpatrick.


    5. Make-up Policy: If your absence is excused , you will have seven days to make-up an assignment for full credit. Other circumstances will be handled on a case by case basis.

    6. Attendance

     “Absent” is defined as nonattendance in an assigned class or activity for more than one-half of the period. (PUHSD Governing Board Policy J-1561 JHR)


    “Tardy” is defined as not being in the assigned class or activity when the tardy bell has finished ringing. (PUHSD Governing Board Policy J-1561 JHR)


    7.  IEP Accomodations: Every effort will be made to modify lesson plans to accommodate students per IEP and 504 Plans.



    8.  StudentVUE/ParentVUE: Please access Student Vue/Parent Vue through The Chavez High School Website located at www. Chavezhs.org.  Grades will be updated on a weekly basis. Please contact me directly at ganderson@Phoenixunion.org if you have any questions.