Requirements


Artificial Intelligence: Course Requirements and Grading Procedure

Welcome to AI! My name is Mr. Sciame. Below you will find additional guidelines to follow in my class. Please read and remember the following information. All students will be responsible for these rules.

THIS SHEET SHOULD BE PRINTED OUT AND STAPLED INTO THE FRONT COVER OF YOUR NOTEBOOK.


  1. MATERIALS NEEDED:
    1. One hard-covered, marble composition book of at least 200 pages. Spirals, binders, and theme tablets are not acceptable. 
    2. A pen (any color but red).
    3. Your iPad, charged for the day.
    4. Students must also link this class to Google Classroom..


  1. IN CLASS PROCEDURES:
    1. LATENESS:
      1. STUDENT: If a student enters a room after attendance is taken, that student is late. Please be sure to come to class ON TIME and remain seated.
      2. EXCESSIVE LATENESS AND ABSENCES: Six absences or latenesses will result in failure for a quarter (6 classes is about 20% of the quarter).
  2. ABSENCE:
    1. You must have a blue absence pass or yellow early dismissal pass in order to return to class.
    2. Upon returning to school, get here early. Students should expect a line at the attendance office. If you get a pass after 7:43, you are late for class.
    3. Students with guidance passes must report to class first. Students with college interview passes must see Mr. Sciame if it is at the same time as class.
    4. Class attendance at St. Francis Prep is a major priority. All students are required to complete all required work even if they are absent.  If a student is absent from class 6 or more times for any given quarter, this will be considered excessive absence. This will result in a mandatory 5 point deduction from the quarterly grade. Please be advised classes missed due to lateness or early dismissal will be included in this group.
    5. CLASS CUTTING: A student found cutting will automatically fail the quarter; a second occurrence will cause the student to automatically fail the course.
  3. BATHROOM:
    1. Requests for bathroom use should be confined for emergency use only.
    2. Since this is a first period class, please use the bathroom prior to attending class!
    3. Excessive requests will be forwarded to both the Dean’s Office and the Nurse’s Office.
  4. TECHNOLOGY USAGE:
    1. Unless Mr. Sciame specifically says to take out a device, no cell phone, tablet, laptop, or other device is to be used in class. Notes are to be taken with a notebook.
    2. Cell phones are to be turned off. Even if accidental, interruptions by cell phones will have their users written up. Please refer to your agenda books for our cell phone policy.
    3. The use of any video device is likewise not permitted.
  5. PROBLEMS:
    1. Students with a problem should speak with their teacher. If a disagreement or misunderstanding occurs, SEE ME.
  6. TEXTBOOKS:
    1. There is no textbook for AI. 
    2. If I loan materials, please handle these loaned materials with care.
  7. TEST ANNOUNCEMENTS:
    1. Any announcement will be made in class and on Google Classroom. These are given prior to any deadline. No excuse will be accepted for not knowing when dates are given. Make-ups will be given after school.
  8. MISCELLANEOUS:
    1. Please refer to the Prep Agenda Book for all other rules and regulations Don't know them? Click here
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    2. If you don’t wish to be written up, don’t do it!.


  1. GRADING PROCEDURE FOR MR. SCIAME'S CLASS
    1. TESTS: I give only two tests each quarter: a "Midterm" and a "Quarterly." Each exam is worth 100 points.
    2. HOMEWORK: Homework will be in the form of papers or electronic assignments using Google Docs. Instructions will be discussed in class and found in the directions on the Web Page. All paper assignments should be typed and printed. We will use APA style for citations All homework will be graded out of twenty points. Any late assignments will have 1 point deducted per day.
    3. PORTFOLIO: The portfolio is used instead of a final exam. Students will receive one portfolio assignment per cycle (EVERY DAY 7). Each assignment will be worth 10 points. The portfolio grade will be the total of the top ten grades received. Portfolio assignments over one cycle late will not be accepted.
    4. QUARTERLY GRADES are determined by adding up all grades received and dividing by the number of points given.