Welcome to Algebra 2!

Algebra 2 is an upper‐level math offered at McNeil High School. The concepts in this class build upon those learned in both Algebra I and Geometry. The curriculum, especially in the first six weeks, is taught at a much faster pace than in previous math courses. It is important for students to understand that memorizing formulas will not replace understanding the concepts of Algebra II. Since classes on a block schedule meet at most 2 or 3 times a week, success depends on a high degree of self‐discipline. Please take a few minutes to look at this syllabus which has been provided for this course.

Algebra 2 Homework:

It is each student’s responsibility to keep up with the work, even when absent or involved in a school‐related activity. Homework can be accessed online by visiting the McNeil Algebra 2 website, mavalgebra2.weebly.com. Packets may be provided by some teachers. Also, you may print the assignment off the website and complete the assigned problems on the worksheet. You can also access the worksheet on your device (smart phone, tablet, computer, etc.) and complete the work on notebook paper.

Algebra 2 Supplies:

*If you do not own a calculator, you must check one out in the school textbook office to use for the whole school year. The calculators are limited so make sure your gets one ASAP. You will check one out just like a textbook with your student ID.

Algebra 2 Grading Policy:

Six weeks grades will be determined based on the following categories:

Algebra 2 Late Work Policy:

Homework will be assigned every class day except for test days, and is due the next class period. Homework will be accepted up until the test day for a maximum possible score of a 100. Late homework will NOT be accepted (for credit) after the test for that unit has been taken.

Algebra 2 Retesting Policy:

While retesting does provide a great opportunity for all students to truly learn material they may have struggled with the first time around, it is extremely important that students use this policy as a learning tool, rather than a procrastination tool.

Home Access:

The Round Rock Independent School District allows parents and students to check grades online at https://accesscenter.roundrockisd.org/homeaccess/.

Teachers encourage students & parents to stay on top of home access, and talk to the teacher as soon as possible if they have a concern about a grade.

Algebra 2 is an upper‐level math offered at McNeil High School. The concepts in this class build upon those learned in both Algebra I and Geometry. The curriculum, especially in the first six weeks, is taught at a much faster pace than in previous math courses. It is important for students to understand that memorizing formulas will not replace understanding the concepts of Algebra II. Since classes on a block schedule meet at most 2 or 3 times a week, success depends on a high degree of self‐discipline. Please take a few minutes to look at this syllabus which has been provided for this course.

Algebra 2 Homework:

It is each student’s responsibility to keep up with the work, even when absent or involved in a school‐related activity. Homework can be accessed online by visiting the McNeil Algebra 2 website, mavalgebra2.weebly.com. Packets may be provided by some teachers. Also, you may print the assignment off the website and complete the assigned problems on the worksheet. You can also access the worksheet on your device (smart phone, tablet, computer, etc.) and complete the work on notebook paper.

**Answers for all HW are available (via your teacher) and MUST be checked prior to turning in the assignment.**Each teacher has a procedure for how to receive full credit for assignments. However, each Algebra 2 class will accept HW for full credit up to the day of the Test for that Unit - how that is reflected in HomeAccess is determined by each teacher.**Late work will likely be delayed in being updated in HomeAccess.**Algebra 2 Supplies:

- 1” 3-ring binder
- notebook paper
- pencils
- 4 AAA batteries
- TI-83/84 Calculator*

*If you do not own a calculator, you must check one out in the school textbook office to use for the whole school year. The calculators are limited so make sure your gets one ASAP. You will check one out just like a textbook with your student ID.

Algebra 2 Grading Policy:

Six weeks grades will be determined based on the following categories:

- Tests – 50% (Test 1 – 20%, Test 2 – 30%)
- Quizzes – 40%
- Homework – 10%

Algebra 2 Late Work Policy:

Homework will be assigned every class day except for test days, and is due the next class period. Homework will be accepted up until the test day for a maximum possible score of a 100. Late homework will NOT be accepted (for credit) after the test for that unit has been taken.

**Late work will likely be delayed in being updated in HomeAccess.**Algebra 2 Retesting Policy:

- Failing quiz grades will be replaced with up to a 70 if the student gets a passing grade on the first assessment of the unit test covering the same material.
- The second test of each six weeks will act as a retest for the first, as it will include material from both units. The second test will be a spiraled exam covering material from the entire six weeks.
- Students will be allowed to retake the 2nd test of each six weeks. However, the student must do the following in order to be eligible to retest:
- Complete the review with ALL WORK SHOWN
- Complete unit homework
- Attend at least 1 tutorial session (to review first test attempt)

- Retest MUST be completed no later than 5 school days after the original test grade is entered on home access.

While retesting does provide a great opportunity for all students to truly learn material they may have struggled with the first time around, it is extremely important that students use this policy as a learning tool, rather than a procrastination tool.

Home Access:

The Round Rock Independent School District allows parents and students to check grades online at https://accesscenter.roundrockisd.org/homeaccess/.

Teachers encourage students & parents to stay on top of home access, and talk to the teacher as soon as possible if they have a concern about a grade.