LEARNING is OUR focus!
If you prefer taking classes that have you jump through hoops, while learning nothing, and then receiving credits... this may not be the school for you.
If you want to learn, then we are here to serve you!!!
How it works
Zoom or Google Meet
Newly enrolled students must meet me ASAP. I'll send a text to the student's phone number on file to schedule a meeting. We use Zoom or Google Meet as our platform. If the student prefers Zoom, then I'll text an invite. If Google Meet is preferred, then I'll send an invite to the student's SUSD Gmail. If there's any confusion.... call, text, or email me.
IMPORTANT - Although we will schedule a weekly meeting, students are encouraged to call, text, or email me to schedule a Zoom or Google Meet whenever they want or need... during school hours. For students who need to meet outside of school hours, I can usually accomodate. If not, other arrangements will be made.
Newly enrolled students should look for an invite in their SUSD emails. Once accepted, students use this EVERYDAY. This is the online platform that is used for my courses to assign & collect work.
* The easiest way to view your coursework is by clicking "Classwork"
* Once there, you will see 3 categories - Contact Information, Who Are You, & Daily Quesion.
You are expected to complete each course in 15 school days, if you work for 4 hours each day. As a result, there are 15 daily questions. You need to complete one question per day. Successful completion of a Daily Question counts as one day of being present. In other words, it's a way of saying, "I'm here!"
Who Are You?
In order for me to individualize your curriculum, I need to gather information about you. This assignment uses Google Forms as a tool for that exact purpose. Please, provide as much information about yourself as possible, and be sure to click submit when you are finished.
After receiving your information from Who Are You?, I will create topics from which you'll choose. You will then select 3 topics to learn. I will create 2 assignments for each topic for a total of 6 My Topics assignments. All instructions will be located in the My Topics category in your Google Classroom. Our meeting on Zoom or Google Meet will be used to discuss your topics and assignments.
After successfully completing your 6 My Topics assignments, 15 Daily Questions, and final Zoom or Google Meet, you will earn your grade and credits!
If you are interested in California's Social Studies Framework click on the link below. The framework is used as a guide by teachers for developing assignments.
Otherwise, here's a brief description & timeline of each of my courses. For each course, I attempt to connect my students' interests and input with California's Framework.
World History, semester 1 (5 credits)
This course focuses on various events, issues, & ideas from around the world throughout the mid 1800s through the World Wars. The overall theme seems to be a promotion of democracy.
World History, semester 2 (5 credits)
This course focuses on various events, issues, & ideas from around the world since the World Wars. The overall theme seems to be a promotion of democracy.
U.S. History, semester 1 (5 credits)
This course focuses on various events, issues, & ideas concerning the United States of America throughout the mid 1800s through the World Wars. The overall theme seems to be a promotion of democracy, and an examination of its struggles.
U.S. History, semester 2 (5 credits)
This course focuses on various events, issues, & ideas concerning the United States of America since the World Wars. The overall theme seems to be a promotion of democracy, and an examination of its struggles.
American Government (5 credits)
The purpose of this course is for students to learn about the content of our Constitution, the organization of our federal system of government, and the role politics plays in shaping government, and our democracy.
Economics (5 credits)
This course introduces students to concepts used in our mixed economy in order to help our students navigate our economy.